'Forever In Your Mind' Member Ricky Garcia Sues Manager for Rape

'Forever In Your Mind' Member Ricky Garcia Sues Manager for Rape

9/11/2019 4:25:00 PM

'Forever In Your Mind' Member Ricky Garcia Sues Manager for Rape

'Forever In Your Mind' band member Ricky Garcia is suing his former manager claiming he raped him.

Ricky Garcia-- an ex-member of the boy band"Forever In Your Mind" -- claims his former manager is a pedophile who groomed and seduced him before raping him ... this according to a new lawsuit.Garcia is suingJoby Harteand his company, Hot Rock Media, claiming Harte raped and sexually assaulted him dozens of times throughout his teenage years ... beginning when he was just 12.

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The singer, now 20, claims Harte used the"well-worn pedophile playbook of grooming and seduction." Garcia claims it started with Harte promising him the world ... before showing him porn and then allegedly sexually assaulting him.In the docs, filed by attorney Ben Meiselas of Geragos and Geragos, Garcia -- who auditioned for season 3 of"The X Factor" and joined the boy band at

Simon Cowell's invitation -- claims on multiple occasions Harte got him blackout drunk. Garcia claims he'd wake up naked the following mornings next to Harte.Specifically, Garcia alleges Harte organized a 2-night"songwriting session" back in 2014 for the band without parents at Catalina Island. Garcia says Harte got him drunk on tequila and vodka before he blacked out. Again, Garcia says he woke up naked on Harte's bed.

When Garcia asked what happened, he says Harte told him he undressed him and bathed him because he was covered in vomit after blacking out.For his 17th birthday, Garcia claims Harte got in his shower stall at a hotel resort and forced him to masturbate Harte until he ejaculated. Garcia says he never told anyone about the alleged sexual assaults because he was afraid of losing his career.

Garcia is also suing two other men, claiming one former agent sucked his toes after a 2014 hangout with Harte ... and accuses a manager/producer of grabbing his penis during a 2016 concert in WeHo.Garcia -- who also costarred in over 30 episodes on Disney Channel's"Best Friends Whenever" -- says he and his mother finally confronted Harte ... claiming the ex-manager had no visible reaction but did not deny it. Garcia claims Harte admitted he"did not behave like an adult."

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Omg 😮 Someone raped him 🙄🙄🙄 Wowsa Sorry to hear this n I apologize for pulling out the Owl 🦉 Card a time like this,but Whooooooooooooooooo⁉️ My Ricky😣 I love you so so much! I can’t even imagine what you’re going through right now, and have been going through. I’ll always be here for you❤️ Huh Sickening! Any person that takes advantage of a teen/kid like that should be in jail!! Did these dirty old manager men not learn ANYTHING from Lou Pearlman ugh

Why sue? Why not criminal charges? Whimp

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