Fernanda Vives moved everyone with the heartbreaking testimony she gave in LAM (America, at 20), the cycle led by Ángel De Brito. The former vedette told the hell she suffered when she was a partner of La Tota Santillán, who yesterday, Friday, was sentenced to five and a half years in prison for gender violence.
Ricardo Daniel Carías, as the real name of La Tota Santillán, received this sentence for the crime of exercising gender violence and threatening his former partner and mother of two of his daughters. In addition, he was accused of threatening his former father-in-law and a young woman who served as a nanny.
Years ago, La Tota had also been accused by his ex-partner Fernanda Vives of having exercised violent behavior against him. Yesterday, she was a guest on LAM and told heartbreaking stories about what she endured more than a decade ago.
Fernanda Vives gave a very hard testimony about what La Tota Santillán made her suffer. Capture TV.
Vives said: "I lived terrible things, but I don't want to tell a lot because I have an 11-year-old daughter. At some point, I'm going to have to sit down and talk to her when she asks me."
"I regret being the timeline of a death foretold," he added, "because when I spoke, the facts were already prescribed, because I made the complaint in 2019 of events that had occurred in 2005, but I did it for the girls who were denouncing at that time."
His voice breaking, he said: "I regret that at the time I was not heard. I made the complaint but it prescribed. I think he (La Tota Santillán) is politically protected, you can go into his social networks and see him. And I think the media protected him a lot as well. He anda were prosecuted and they asked him: 'How is Totita?'"
Fernanda Vives: "Every time I shit on pineapples, he was absolutely conscious"
Crying, Fernanda Vives referred to the violence that La Tota Santillán exerted on her: "That's why I didn't know if I could be a mother, for example. To that extent! But God enlightened me and today I have two beautiful children."
Then, Vives told an event that occurred three years ago: "I was with Sebastián (Cobelli, her husband) in Mar del Plata, in the middle of the pandemic, and I heard that he (La Tota) spoke badly of me in a program. He said outrageous things about me and my whole family."
Fernanda Vives, on the victims of gender violence: "We are in prison for life." Capture TV.
Outraged, she went out to confront him: "I went to look for him at the pedestrian street in Mar del Plata, because he was doing theater. I needed to have him in front of me and tell him everything I thought. I told him everything. 'Why did you hurt me so much?' I asked."
"My husband wanted to get me out," she added, "It's amazing that even though the years go by, you're hurt for life. We are in prison for life. You have a scar scarred inside that you can't explain. At that moment, I hugged my children and Sebastian and left. I don't have anything to see it anymore: I went from hating it to nothing happening to me."
In reference to La Tota Santillán, he said: "He had an addiction to gambling, but I never saw him take drugs. Every time I shit on pineapples I wasn't drunk or high, I was absolutely conscious. He hit me in every way."
Fernanda Vives: "He dragged me a hundred meters from the bathroom and left me lying on the door of my house." Capture TV.
Broken, Vives recounted a terrifying beating: "Today I listened to him (La Tota Santillán) on television assuring that he did not regret anything because he said he never raised his hand to anyone. But he once dragged me a hundred yards into balls from the bathroom when I was bathing and left me lying on the door of my house."
"I don't want to go into details, but I don't want him to be given more room to victimize himself," he said.