Spanish actor Gabriel Guevara, star of Spanish Amazon Prime teen film franchise “My Fault,” has been arrested during the Venice Film Festival on alleged sexual assault charges, the fest has confirmed, specifying that the teen idol was not on the Lido for anything related to the event.
Guevara, 22, had arrived on the Lido yesterday, which he publicised in several Instagram posts. He was meant to receive an award called the Filming Italy prize on the sidelines of the festival, which has nothing to do with the fest itself.
Guevara had an international warrant out on him for an alleged sexual assault in France. The arrest, which took place on the Lido on Saturday was originally reported by Venice daily La Nuova Venezia. Representatives for Guevara could not immediately be reached for comment.
The Venice court of appeals will now have to rule on Guevara’s case before he can be extradited. The actor is currently in protective custody. Exact charges against him are not known.
On Sunday the Venice Film Festival issued the following statement: “Following the news articles which have been emerging on various websites, regarding the Spanish actor Gabriel Guevara being arrested in Venice, the Biennale hereby clarifies that his presence in Venice was not linked to any events or productions related to the 80th Venice International Film Festival.”
Guevara, who has millions of social media followers, made his debut on the Spanish adaptation of Nordic teen series “Skam,” then went on to star in the Paramount+ series “Bosé,” and subsequently broke out big time in Amazon’s “My Fault.” His other credits include Spanish series “How to Screw it All Up” (2022) and “You’re Nothing Special.”