MIAMI, Florida. – A former Univisión television producer and writer has been charged in a third sexual assault case. The Miami-Dade State’s Attorney says Enrique Albis-Masot used his position to gain sexual access to women seeking television jobs.
The latest charges stem from an incident where he told an actress to come to his office for an audition and then asked her to wear a tight jumpsuit as part of the interview. At one point, the woman and Albis-Masot struggled and he allegedly pushed her onto a sofa and pulled her hair while forcibly trying to pull the suit off. During the struggle, the suit was pulled down, leaving the victim naked to the knees.
Albis-Masot had previously faced two counts of sexual assault as well as charges of forcible confinement, purse robbery and assault following incidents initially investigated by the Department of Doral Police.
In previous instances, Albis-Masot reportedly told women he would audition them for a role on the popular TV show “El Gordo y La Flaca.” To audition, they had to see him personally at the studio offices in Doral. The sexual activity allegedly takes place in private “auditions” that were never authorized by Univisión or anyone at the television studio, according to the network.
The latest charges were announced by Miami-Dade State’s Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle, United States Marshal for the Southern District of Florida Gadyaces Serralta and Acting Police Chief Doral Raul M. Ubieta, who announced the arrest as part of an ongoing investigation into the activities of Albis-Massot. The most recent alleged incident involves one count of false imprisonment and one count of forcible sexual assault.
Albis-Masot reportedly told the actress he was developing a character for a TV show and wanted her to audition for a script called “Bellita la Microfonsita.” Network management informed police that there was no such show in production and that it had also been explicitly told a year prior that it was prohibited from hiring talent.
He has since been fired by the network.
‘To think that a media producer would use his position to gain sexual access to women seeking TV jobs seems like a sad throwback to scandals that I hoped had already passed through the efforts of the movement’ Me Too'”, Fernandez Rundle said.
Bail was set at $15,000.
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