September 12, 2019
A former Disney Channel star is taking action after he says he suffered years of abuse.
Ricky Garcia, of Disney’s “Best Friends Whenever,” has filed a complaint against talent manager Joby Harte of Hot Rock Media, alleging Harte raped him throughout his adolescence.
In a lawsuit filed in Los Angeles and obtained by USA TODAY, Garcia’s attorneys allege years of sexual abuse by Harte, beginning when Garcia was 12. The lawsuit names Harte, four entertainment companies and four other individuals.
USA TODAY has reached out to representatives for Harte for