Pepsi Paloma

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Pepsi Paloma (March 11, 1966 – May 31, 1985) was a Filipino-American dancer and actress in the Philippines.wikipedia
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She was one of the popular Softdrinks Beauties introduced in the 1980s along with Sarsi Emmanuelle and Coca Nicolas.
She was one of the popular Softdrinks Beauties introduced in the 1980s along with Pepsi Paloma and Coca Nicolas.

Richie D'Horsie

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After appearing in a handful of films, Paloma was involved in a highly-publicized scandal when she accused comedians Vic Sotto, Joey de Leon, and Ricardo "Richie D'Horsie" Reyes of rape.
In 1982 the 15-year old actress Pepsi Paloma accused D'Horsie and fellow comedians Vic Sotto and Joey de Leon of gang raping and taking photos of her on June 21 in a room at the Sulo Hotel in Quezon City.

Vic Sotto

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After appearing in a handful of films, Paloma was involved in a highly-publicized scandal when she accused comedians Vic Sotto, Joey de Leon, and Ricardo "Richie D'Horsie" Reyes of rape.
In 1982 the 15-year old actress Pepsi Paloma accused Sotto and fellow comedians Joey de Leon and Richie D'Horsie of gang raping and taking photos of her on June 21 in a room at the Sulo Hotel in Quezon City.

Joey de Leon

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After appearing in a handful of films, Paloma was involved in a highly-publicized scandal when she accused comedians Vic Sotto, Joey de Leon, and Ricardo "Richie D'Horsie" Reyes of rape.
In 1982 the 15-year old actress Pepsi Paloma accused de Leon and fellow comedians Vic Sotto and Richie D'Horsie of gang raping and taking photos of her on June 21 in a room at the Sulo Hotel in Quezon City.

Tito Sotto

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Actor and future senator Tito Sotto who is also Vic's older brother, soon became involved and allegedly compelled Paloma to drop the charges by intimidating her with a gun.
On May 29, 2018, Sotto made a request to the online news site Inquirer.net to have the March 2014 articles by United States-based columnist Rodel Rodis removed: "The rape of Pepsi Paloma" and "Was Pepsi Paloma murdered?" which stated that he used his political connections to influence the outcome of the Pepsi Paloma rape case.

Rape

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After appearing in a handful of films, Paloma was involved in a highly-publicized scandal when she accused comedians Vic Sotto, Joey de Leon, and Ricardo "Richie D'Horsie" Reyes of rape.

Quezon City

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According to Paloma's account, she and fellow actress Guada Guarin were drugged and then brought to a room at the Sulô Hotel in Quezon City where the alleged rape happened.

Maggie de la Riva

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Had the suspects been convicted of the charges, they would face death penalty—execution by electric chair, the same fate that befell three of four convicted rapists in actress Maggie dela Riva’s case two decades prior.

People's Journal

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Although the three suspects have initially denied Paloma's accusations, they later issued a public apology, on their knees on live TV and in an article published by the People’s Journal on October 13, 1982, saying “We hope that you will not allow the error we have committed against you to stand as a stumbling block to that future which we all look forward to.

Eraserheads

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The mysteries surrounding the case and Paloma's death were alleged to be immortalized in the popular Eraserheads song Spoliarium.

Spoliarium

The mysteries surrounding the case and Paloma's death were alleged to be immortalized in the popular Eraserheads song Spoliarium.

Obstruction of justice

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Despite the suspects' earlier apology, Tito Sotto has maintained his position against any involvement in the whitewashing of the rape case and alleges that the scandal was a gimmick by Paloma's party for publicity.

Philippine Daily Inquirer

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According to a now-unpublished article by The Philippine Daily Inquirer, it was also around this time that Paloma was reported missing, and was found being held captive by convicted felon Bienvenido "Ben Ulo" Mendoza, a relative of the Sottos.

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Pepsi Paloma (March 11, 1966 – May 31, 1985) was a Filipino-American dancer and actress in the Philippines.

Rene Cayetano

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He acted as private prosecutor in the Pepsi Paloma rape case, Manila Filmfest Scandal on behalf of Mayor Alfredo Lim, co-defense counsel for Luis Beltran in the libel case filed against him by former President Corazon Aquino.

Tata Esteban

He also helped launch famous former screen sirens Jaclyn Jose, Maria Isabel Lopez and Tanya Gomez, and was associated with softdrink beauties, Pepsi Paloma and Sarsi Emmanuel.

Sticker Happy

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An urban legend popular among fans alleges that the song Spoliarium, one of the album's tracks, is a reference to the Pepsi Paloma rape case.