Alfredo Cervantes Landa, Fabián Lavalle’s alleged attacker, told Mexican show La oreja (Televisa) that he and the journalist were in a loving relationship together, and that Lavalle – also known as Fabiruchis – had kept him out of the prostitution world since 2003. Cervantes also revealed that their sexual relations were sadomasochistic; the former Con todo host typically played the role of the attacker, but on the night of the famous incident, they switched roles, which is why Lavalle was found with his hands tied.
Cervantes claims that he first had sexual relations with Fabiruchis, 57, after meeting him at a gay bar one night in 2003. “Our relationship was first sexual, then loving, in 2004 I even left the sex service at Fabián’s request. He would pay me between 40,000 and 50,000 pesos ($4,000 to $5,000), but later he wasn’t making as much money so in the end it was like 10,000 and 11,000 pesos ($1,000),” the male prostitute said.
Cervantes, 42, decided to return to the prostitution world once Fabián couldn’t support him financially anymore, which supposedly made the journalist angry and jealous.
He also said that on the night of Oct. 31, the two drank and touched each other while taking a ride in the car, finally opting to get a room at the Roma hotel in Mexico City. Cervantes added that Lavalle brought two small bags of cocaine with him.
The drugs supposedly fueled Lavalle’s rage when he found out that his lover had had sex with a known doctor. And in regards to the brutality of the attack, Cervantes insisted that the journalist “hit his nose on the edge of a piece of furniture, which is why that happened.”
When asked why he didn’t call the police immediately, Cervantes claimed that he didn’t want to damage Lavalle’s public image. What remains unclear about the prostitute’s story is why the journalist’s hands and feet were still bound when police found him outside of the hotel. Also, did the argument take place before or after the two had sex?
In spite of the brutal conflict, Cervantes admitted: “I still love him…I don’t know why he does this to me.”