Cuban Singer Becomes Pioneer of #MeToo Movement on the Island

Nicole Rojas
Jul 18, 2019 - 12:30
Cuban Singer Becomes Pioneer of #MeToo Movement on the Island

A Cuban artist, known as the “Goddess of Cuba,” has become a lightning rod for the #MeToo movement on the Caribbean island after publicly accusing a fellow musician of sexual assault. Dianelys Alfonso, 38, alleged that José Luis Cortés, a renowned musician and bandleader, assaulted and raped her repeatedly during their yearslong relationship, the Associated Press (AP) reported. The two musicians worked together from 2003 to 2009 in one of Cuba’s best known bands, NG La Banda. They were romantically involved during much of that time. Alfonso made the accusations in June on an internet video program with host Alex...

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