Gay Pop Star Arrested After Brawl with Boyfriend
Ay Dios mio!
According to TMZ, Mexican superstar Christian Chavez and his boyfriend Ben were taken into police custody yesterday morning at a Beverly Hills home.
The tabloid site also reports that both Christian and Ben — who have reportedly been dating for about a year and a half — had visible injuries and were booked on suspicion of felony domestic violence. Word also has it that the couple isn't likely to reconcile.
An outspoken advocate for LGBT rights in Latin America, Christian, who came out in 2007, is a former telenovela star, a solo artist, and a former member of the Latin Grammy-nominated Mexican pop group RBD.
Christian spoke about remaining friends with his ex in a 2010 interview with The Advocate. Not so sure he'll stay on such good terms with this one.
UPDATE: TMZ reports that "the L.A. County D.A. is refusing to prosecute for lack of evidence... claiming both men are insisting the other was the aggressor, and the case can't be proved beyond a reasonable doubt against either man." In an earlier report, TMZ said that the fight escalated after Ben tweeted a potentially career-damaging photo of Christian in drag in West Hollywood.