As Menudo’s repute soared worldwide, there have been moreover darkish allegations in direction of the boy band’s supervisor, Edgardo Diaz. HBO Max’s ‘Menudo: Forever Young’ is a four-part docuseries that delves into the conception and historic previous of the group, accompanied by insights from quite a few former members. Ash Ruiz, who was part of the lineup all through the Nineties, shared his story on the current. So, let’s uncover out additional about him then, lets?
Who is Ash Ruiz?
Ash Ruiz was part of Menudo starting in 1991 and until 1995. At the time, he was part of the model new lineup following the allegations of bodily abuse in direction of Edgardo by Ralphy Rodriguez, a former member. As with quite a few others who spoke out later, Ash moreover talked regarding the inappropriate environment he was subjected to whereas in Menudo. On the current, Ash talked about that Edgardo would make crude suggestions about Anal intercourse with the children. Furthermore, he talked of events when Edgardo would come out in solely a tiny towel whereas meeting the kids.
Later, Ash described on the current how Edgardo would inform him to walk or do each half else a certain methodology; he didn’t assume it was partaking for males to be feminine and wished to maintain up a selected image for Menudo. In one different unsettling story, Ash acknowledged that he had his first boyfriend when he was 17 and had taken him to thought-about one among Menudo’s occasions. He stated on the current that Edgardo, who was loads older, fell in love collectively along with his boyfriend.
According to Ash, Edgardo later took them to Six Flags in Atlanta, Georgia, with the journey moreover along with Ash’s brother and one different pal. On the current, Ash stated that when they checked proper right into a lodge, Edgardo wished to sleep throughout the mattress with Ash’s boyfriend. However, the boyfriend didn’t conform to it. In the highest, Ash often called Edgardo a manipulator and remembered him belittling one different member of the boy band as quickly as.
Where is Ash Ruiz Today?
After Ash left Menudo, he continued his singing occupation nonetheless later took up many additional points. A go to to Machu Picchu in Brazil and the Amazon rainforests led him to a interval of self-inquiry and consciousness, eternally altering his life-style. Since then, Ash has gone on to don many hats, from a spiritual coach and life coach to a poet and a holistic vocal coach. Apart from making music collectively along with his band Here II Here, Ash offers private lessons often called Clarity Recharges. He presently lives in Boulder, Colorado, and based mostly a nonprofit, Empowered Liberation. Social Media moreover signifies that Ash has not too way back launched some new music.