Story By: Jonathan Macias, Sub Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Central European News
This pretty twerk instructor and Instagram influencer with 1.4 million fans has claimed she was recently raped by immigration officials at an international airport in Puerto Rico.
Geraldine Rodriguez, better known as twerk instructor ‘Geri Hoops’, claimed the incident took place at the Luis Munoz Marin International Airport in Puerto Rico last month,
She was flying back to her native Chile after performing in a music video for Puerto Rican reggaeton singer Ozuna.
Rodriguez said: “When I was coming back, I was stopped by migration officials because my visa was not the right one for working there and I should not have done radio and TV interviews without a working visa.
“They only let me call my boyfriend to organise new plane tickets, but they took my phone away because they said I was crying.
“I did not know what was going to happen, and then they started harassing me. They pushed me around and made me dance, they even slapped me and threw money at me. I peed myself because I was so scared.
“They then told me to go to the wall because they wanted to search me. One of them parted my legs, but he did not search me. Then they raped me. After that, I do not remember anything.”
Rodriguez said the alleged ordeal has left her with psychological problems and she has been prescribed drugs to help her cope with depression.
She added: “To tell the truth, when I came back the only solution I could see was to kill myself. My family, friends and boyfriend helped me a lot so I wouldn’t do anything.”
Rodriguez confirmed that she has contacted the Ministry of Women and Gender Equity and the Chilean Consulate in Puerto Rico about legal action.
There have been no further updates on whether the airport officials are being investigated yet.
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