Emerging Spanish actor Gabriel Guevara, star of the Prime Video series My Fault (Culpa Mia), has been arrested on the fringes of the Venice Film Festival.
The actor, who was subject to an international arrest warrant in relation to sexual assault allegations, was arrested on Saturday.
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He had travelled to Venice Film Festival to participate in the Il Filming Italy Best Movie Award, a peripheral non-official event taking place in Hotel Excelsior on Sunday.
He was due to receive the event’s il Filming Italy Best Movie International Award Young Generation for his performance in My Fault
The Venice Film Festival out a statement on X saying that Guevara was not an official guest of the festival’s 80 th edition.
🔴 #BiennaleCinema2023 #Venezia80 #LaBiennaleDiVenezia would like to specify that the presence in #Venice of Spanish actor #GabrielGuevara, that some press websites have recently reported as being under arrest, was not linked to any activity or production of the 80th Venice…
— La Biennale di Venezia (@la_Biennale) September 3, 2023
The organizers of the il Filming Italy Best Movie Award initiative told local news agency Ansa, that they had “suspended any recognition as a precaution, waiting for the nature of the facts concerning him [Guevara] to be ascertained and with complete confidence that justice will take its course.”
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