Mexican rock star Armando Vega Gil kills himself over #MeToo allegation, says ‘death is not confession of guilt’ in suicide note
The #MeToo movement has brought out many accusations throughout the world, and while it started with Hollywood’s Harvey Weinstein, it also touched Bollywood. Most recently, the movement reached Mexico with the #MeTooMusicosMexicanos (#MeTooMexicanMusicians) and the result is one of shock. Mexican rock star Armando Vega Gil reportedly committed suicide on Monday at his home in Mexico City.
Armando, who was a part of the rock band Botellita de Jerez, left a suicide note which said he was falsely accused of sexually abusing a minor when she was 13-years-old. In the note, the 64-year-old musician also added "Let me make it clear that my death is not a confession of guilt, on the contrary, it is a radical declaration of my innocence. I just want to clear the path my son will walk in the future." His death came two hours after he spoke to band manager Paola Hernandez at 2 am on Monday. In an interview, Paola said when she spoke to Armando, he was really sad and pissed off and did not know how to clear his name and even said he wasn’t guilty but was worried how his son would take it all.
At the end of the note, Vega Gil said mentioned that nobody should be blamed for his death because his suicide was a ‘conscious, voluntary, free and personal decision’. However, his suicide has now sparked a whole new debate in the country, as many people say the musician should have cleared his name in court. But fans on social media are of the opinion that his reputation had already been harmed and nothing could repair that if the accusations were false.