Black Panther: Wakanda Forever star Tenoch Huerta has denied sexual abuse allegations against him over the weekend.
Saxophonist and activist María Elena Ríos tweeted on Sundaycalled Huerta, 42, a “sexual predator” and claimed he abused her.
In her post, translated from Spanish, she wrote: “It’s very difficult to talk about the emotional abuse and abuse of power of a sex offender who is loved in the world for playing a character in a movie like this.” @TenochHuerta.”
“Charming looks, the big hallmark of being a narcissist + a healthy dose of victimhood,” added Ríos.
On Monday, Huerta released a statement as his Instagram story – which was also provided to The Post – and claimed that he and Ríos had an amicable relationship almost a year ago.
“A false and completely unfounded allegation against me has spread like wildfire – and I can no longer let it go unchallenged,” the Marvel actor began.
Huerta wrote: “About a year ago I dated Elena for several months. It was completely consensual at all times, as countless others can attest. And it was a loving, warm, and mutually supportive relationship. After the ending, however, Elena began misrepresenting our interactions both privately and in front of groups of mutual friends.”
Huerta continued: “For this reason, a few months ago I hired a legal team to take the appropriate measures to protect my reputation and refute these irresponsible and false allegations that can cause great prejudice and damage.”
“While I’m by no means perfect, I know these claims are simply untrue. And while I will always work to improve, I must dispute claims that are both false and offensive,” he wrote.
“I am deeply grateful to my family and the people who have supported me, and I appreciate anyone who is willing to look at the facts and think before jumping to an untrue and unfair conclusion,” he concluded.
The Post has also reached out to Ríos and Marvel for comment.
On Sunday, Ríos went on to explain why she believes now is the time to air her allegations against her former partner.
“Why didn’t I report? Because I was afraid that was going to happen: people refusing to believe that a SUPERHERO is an abuser, manipulator, and sex offender,” she says explained.
She added: “Yes, you @TenochHuerta Abuse because you know you have power.”
Huerta is best known for his portrayal of Namor in Marvel’s Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, but he has also appeared in Latin American and Spanish films.
Marvel has not yet revealed if Huertas Namor will return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Fellow Marvel Jonathan Majors faces assault and harassment charges for allegedly assaulting and choking his ex, Grace Jabbari, in New York City.