After spending many years away from media exposure, Marcelo “Teto” Medina gave an interview to the program in 2021 wild at night (by Canal 9 Salta) in which he referred to his new life. Two years earlier, he had been involved in a scandal after Monica Fernandezwho was his partner for five years, He denounced him for threats and gender violence, sexual abuse and possession of firearms. However, after her television reappearance, the driver raised concerns again when he refused to take a anti-doping test at the addiction recovery center where he worked and from which he angrily left the place.
As a result of the complaints made by his ex-partner in 2019, The woman underwent a psychological test. in the context of the case. “The results are conclusive, determining that the episodes of sexual abuse that she described are real. The damage exists and they are truthful,” Alejandro Cipolla, Fernández’s lawyer, had assured. After that, the lawyer requested that Teto Medina be summoned for an investigative statement and his immediate arrest.
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According to the testimony that Mónica had left in a police station in the Buenos Aires neighborhood of Mataderos, in 2009 the driver and panelist would have forced her to take him in her car to buy cocaine. Some time later, he expanded his complaint including the figure of abuse.
After the scandal Teto had to be hospitalized urgently due to depression and spent a month in a rehabilitation clinic.
The day he refused to take a doping test
When it seemed that the journalist had moved away from the center of the controversy, a well-known TV entertainment program reported in May of last year about a possible relapse of Teto in drugs. According to what they told, Medina would have generated an incident in a center attended by celebrities who have overcome their addiction problems or are in the rehabilitation stage to share their experiences.
Medina will be housed in the 1st Police Station. of Berazategui until the preliminary statement.
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According to one of the program’s journalists, in the place “there is a kind of bolillero that if they don’t see you in a good situation, they ask you to take a test; It is a kind of anti-doping control”.
In this context, Teto had gone to the community where worked as a sociotherapeutic operator to give one of his talks. But they would not have seen him in a good situation and would have kindly asked him to take this test. Medina refused, got very angry and left of the place without giving the conference.
A precedent that had already generated concern in the rehabilitation center and put the focus on his misconduct.