The singer and actor known as Silvestre, mildly famous for a few mournful ballads in the 80s and a few more telenovelas since, has accused former presidential candidate Daniel Scioli of dating his ex-wife when she was only 13. Scioli would have been 24 at the time.
He made the accusation during an emotional confession on Mirtha Legrand’s dinner-party talk show, as he recounted his bitter break-up with actress Verónica Vieyra.
After claiming that Vieyra had cheated him of all his material possessions, he described receiving a phone call from one of her close friends, who allegedly said, “I have to you something. That woman went out with the ex-governor of Buenos Aires Province since she was 13 years old.”
Perhaps missing the full significance of his statement, Silvestre went on to paint a sorry story of his predicament during the break-up, depicting himself as the hapless cuckold, Scioli the devious false friend and Veronica, unsurprisingly, as the insolent wife. “She introduced him as a friend of the family…He was my friend. He invited me on his boat. We went out sailing the two of us…We would eat together,” he said, before claiming that Scioli, who was governor of Buenos Aires Province from 2007 until 2015, was a “traitor”, not just to him but to the “province of Buenos Aires.”
Scioli, who hasn’t been having a good time for quite some time now – he lost the election and has since been accused of money laundering – vehemently denied the claims. He accused Legrand of conspiring against him to aid the government.
In a strongly worded Facebook post, he described the accusations as “miserable” and “unbelievable”, and said Mirtha (and presumably others) were trying to “hide the social, political and economic reality of the country” by making personal attacks on him.
He also made a thinly veiled attack on Jaime Durán Barba, Macri’s political advisor, suggesting that the diffusion of the pedophilia claims about him on social networks were the result of a slick marketing technique – one that Durán Barba had described in his book, The Art Of Winning.
Veronica’s voice hasn’t been heard on the matter.
On “Mirtha’s Night,” Silvestre also opened up about the death of his 16-month old son when, the performer himself was only 17-years old. His partner at that time, suffering from severe psychological problems, killed the child they had together.