Yosi, leader of Los Suaves, convicted of sexist violence for coercing his former partner

Yosi, leader of Los Suaves, convicted of sexist violence for coercing his former partner

The singer and songwriter has agreed to serve a 20-day community benefit (TBC) sentence for a crime of coercion of his former partner

Yosi, leader of Los Suaves, convicted of sexist violence for coercing his former partner

“Don't yell at your wife, don't yell at her. Don't yell at her, never yell at your wife,” read the chorus of Don't yell at her , a Los Suaves song that, to the rhythm of rock, became one of the multiple anthems of the fight against sexist violence . Years later, the singer and songwriter of the mythical Galician band has done the opposite of leading by example and has just been convicted of a crime of gender violence .

The singer and composer José Manuel Domínguez Álvarez , better known as Yosi , has agreed to serve a 20-day sentence of work for the benefit of the community (TBC) for the crime of coercing his former partner .

The Galician musician and singer himself acknowledged the facts in a trial held in the Court of Instruction number 3 of Ourense, his hometown, on August 21. ' Yosi ' accepted the sentence imposed, which includes a restraining order that prohibits him from approaching his former partner and communicating with her for eight months.

Sources from the Superior Court of Xustiza de Galicia (TSXG) have confirmed that Yosi has been convicted of a crime of coercion of article 172.2 of the Penal Code, which expressly contemplates the crime of mild coercion in the field of domestic violence and violence against women. gender.

Specifically, the 72-year-old singer admitted coercion consisting of repeated phone calls to his former partner. This behavior, which occurred last year, was persistent and some of those calls were made even at dawn, with the consequent damage to the woman, with whom he had had a relationship that had already ended at that time.

The leader of the mythical Galician band has been away from the stage since in July 2016 he suffered a serious accident during a concert in Santander, a fall in which he suffered a serious head injury that left him in a coma and on the verge of death. as well as fractures in a shoulder and a leg.

Although far from the stage, he has had public appearances on the occasion of the publication of his book Songs, some slip and two or three photographs , which includes his literary work for Los Suaves , profiles of very close colleagues in the profession and graphic memories of the archive author's staff.

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