LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – The Mario Hernandez, Maribel De La Torre affair scandal took a new turn last night when she was arrested for alleged vandalism and battery of her former boyfriend. The Mario Hernandez, Maribel De La Torre affair scandal erupted in November 2011 during a council meeting in front of the then Mayor’s wife.
Hernandez told the council at the time “I’d like to put out there, ‘to squash the rumors,’ that yes, I have been in a relationship with Councilwoman (Maribel) De La Torre.” Yes, he squashed the rumor by admitting it. His wife then got up, and exclaimed “That’s why I’m here … I’m his wife…we weren’t separated!” Reports claimed that Hernandez allegedly tried to have his wife removed from the council meetings for interrupting the proceeding (and his mistress confessions).
By December, Councilwoman Maribel De La Torre still had no comment about her affair. On Monday, Hernandez resigned from the City Council.
But on June 28, he claimed that De La Torre came to his residence and struck him before allegedly ransacking his bedroom. By July 3, he got a restraining order against her.
De La Torre in a news statement said “Words cannot begin to express how saddened I am over the events of the past several days … It would be inappropriate to discuss this matter until any potential legal issues are resolved.”
On Friday, the Councilwoman was charged with vandalism and battery for the June 28 incident.
Maribel De La Torre, Mario Hernandez