Spanish radio personality Eddie 'piolin' Sotelo's SiriusXM radio show has been cancelled after less than a year on air. The popular host launched El Show de Piolin last October (13) on the American satellite station but bosses at SiriusXM have announced they have "mutually agreed to end their relationship".
Sotelo's four-hour daily morning show came just three months after his long-running syndicated programme on Univision Radio was cancelled amid allegations he sexually harassed a regular guest over a three-year period.
Earlier this year (14), Sotelo hit back with a lawsuit against six former staff members, insisting he was the victim of an extortion plot, but a Los Angeles County judge ruled the radio personality had failed to prove he would prevail in a trial and was ordered to pay $100,000 in legal fees for the employees listed in the lawsuit.
Spanish radio personality Eddie 'piolin' Sotelo has been taken off air amid accusations he sexually harassed a regular guest on his Los Angeles-based show. Alberto 'Beto' Cortez, who was a writer and performer on the popular Piolin por la Manana show, which aired across America, claims Piolin "physically, sexually and emotionally" harassed him over a three-year period in a letter to radio bosses at Univision.
The radio host has denied the claims but Beto insists he has witnesses that will back up his allegations.
A statement from Piolin's lawyer reads: "A disgruntled, troubled employee has made malicious and false claims about Eddie Sotelo. This was done as part of a demand for money. The employee worked with Eddie for more than a decade. The employee's allegations of harassment... are pure fiction intended to gain a financial settlement."