April 5, 2009

Alex Da Silva Hollywood choreographer arrested for rape

Alex Da Silva is a Brazil born choreographer and dancer who introduced Salsa dancing “LA Style”, won the World Salsa Dancing Championships in 2002 and 2007. He is also known for guest choreographer on the Fox TV show ‘So You Think You Can Dance’. Recently, he has been arrested for occurrences which he has been continued for last 6 years. He was teaching students Salsa dancing. Four students accused him for rape.


Latimesblogs.Latimes.Com reported:


They said that the four vicitims were all students of Da Silva at the time of the assaults. "The victims allege that he lured them to his homes in North Hollywood and Van Nuys," the police said in a statement. "He then used a ruse to get them into his bedroom where he raped them."


This is really as shameful news for the teachers and stigmatized relationship between a teacher and a student. Most shameful that he has been continued it from 2003. Although three students complained and filed cases but did not take any steps. At last, based on 4th student’s complain the police arrested him on April 5, 2009.