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Woman claims Diego Maradona seduced her when she was 16, got her hooked on cocaine

Football legend Diego Maradona seduced a former lover when she was aged simply 16 after which got her hooked on cocaine, she has claimed.

Cuban Mavys Alvarez alleges the late soccer legend then bullied her into having a boob job whereas she was nonetheless a teen throughout their alleged three-year affair.

She broke her silence about their relationship in a four-part interview with TV station América TeVe.

Cuban Mavys Alvarez, pictured throughout a four-part interview with TV station América TeVe, has claimed that footballing icon Diego Maradona seduced her when she was simply 16 and got her hooked on cocaine and bullied her into have a boob job

Pictured: Diego Maradona (left) is received by Cuban Doctor Bernabe Ordaz (right), director of the Psychiatric Hospital of Havana, shortly after his arrival in the Cuba capital 18 January 2000. Maradona, 39, was in Cuba to receive treatment for his cocaine habit, two weeks after he was admitted to a Uruguayan private clinic after collapsing due to a drug overdose

Pictured: Diego Maradona (left) is acquired by Cuban Doctor Bernabe Ordaz (proper), director of the Psychiatric Hospital of Havana, shortly after his arrival within the Cuba capital 18 January 2000. Maradona, 39, was in Cuba to obtain remedy for his cocaine behavior, two weeks after he was admitted to a Uruguayan personal clinic after collapsing on account of a drug overdose

Pictured: Diego Maradona (left) with Mavys Alvare (right) in a photo shown on América TeVe during her interview in which she made the accusations against the late football great

Pictured: Diego Maradona (left) with Mavys Alvare (proper) in a photograph proven on América TeVe throughout her interview during which she made the accusations towards the late soccer nice

Blonde-haired Mavys, now 37, mentioned: ‘Diego launched me to medicine when I was nonetheless 16.

‘It was the largest mistake of my life.’

She mentioned she stored their relationship secret for therefore lengthy out of concern that her household who nonetheless dwell in Cuba could be persecuted by the regime, led by dictator Fidel Castro.

She advised interviewer Mario J. Pentón how she fell for the Hand of God star – who died final November aged 60 – when he was in her homeland in September 2000.

He was sarcastically doing a drug rehab course and a member of Maradona’s entourage approached her earlier than the pair had a 3 year affair.

She mentioned: ‘He spent greater than an hour convincing me that it was vital to assist Diego, that he was a world well-known determine, a buddy of Cuba, and he was depressed.

‘And lastly, I accepted.’

Pictured: Alvarez during the TV interview, with a picture of her with Maradona in the background. She claims they first met in Cuba, and begun a three-year relationship

Pictured: Alvarez through the TV interview, with an image of her with Maradona within the background. She claims they first met in Cuba, and begun a three-year relationship 

Pictured: Maradona seen in Cuba in 2000, around the time when Ms Alvarez claims they met

Pictured: Maradona seen in Cuba in 2000, across the time when Ms Alvarez claims they met

Pictured: Diego Maradona (right) with Mavys Alvarez (centre) in an image shared by América TeVe

Pictured: Diego Maradona (proper) with Mavys Alvarez (centre) in a picture shared by América TeVe

She mentioned she was taken to Maradona’s lodge within the seaside resort of Varadero.

It was the primary time she had ever even stepped inside a lodge.

At the time Cuban nationals have been banned from doing so she pretended to be Italian to get previous safety.

Mavys mentioned she was greeted by Maradona’s agent Guillermo Cóppola who had come straight out of the bathe.

‘I was scared as a result of he was carrying only a towel, and I feared the worst, however a couple of minutes later, Maradona arrived,’ she added.

Pictured: Maradona walks in the gardens of a hotel in Havana February 2, 2000 as part of his drug treatment regiment

Pictured: Maradona walks within the gardens of a lodge in Havana February 2, 2000 as a part of his drug remedy regiment

‘He talked so much, and put me comfy. I preferred him. He did not attempt it on. He invited me to affix his household for dinner the subsequent evening at Palacio Dupont.’

Maradona had gone to Cuba in February 2000 to attempt to kick his cocaine behavior after he went right into a drug-induced coma and practically died in Punta del Este, Uruguay a month earlier.

His ex-wife Claudia Villafañe joined him for the primary month, however then returned to Argentina.

Maradona is rumoured to have fallen out with one other Cuban girlfriend Laura Cibillo, prompting his entourage to discover a new distraction for him and chancing upon Mavys.

He moved the blonde teenager into an residence at La Pradera well being centre in Havana.

‘My mom wasn’t joyful about it, and neither was my father,’ she added ‘But at that age you are typically rebellious and never take heed to your mother and father.

‘Life with Maradona was actually loopy. Parties, discos, he took me out for meals. I by no means thought I might get into medicine, which I discovered it so arduous to get freed from.

‘Diego launched me to medicine when I was nonetheless 16.

‘Several instances he tried to encourage me, he insisted, he felt alone, and I attempted the cocaine to please him. It was the largest mistake of my life.

‘It was actually arduous to get off the medicine. I had hallucinations. At one stage I needed to go to hospital with dehydration, and I could not even get away from bed to go to the bathroom.

‘I attempted to kick the cocaine however I could not. It was a spiral when I did handle to get off the medicine I took refuge in alcohol.

‘After all these years I really feel ashamed of myself, understanding I was 16, and I was a part of all this. But it was one other expertise in my life. We do not at all times select what occurs to us.

‘I was a woman. I wasn’t unhealthy. He was a wealthy foreigner, and he picked me out. I could not say no. It was a privilege to be his woman.’

Maradona's off the pitch life was almost as infamous as his achievements on it. he struggled with drug addiction for much of his life, as well as his fame. Pictured: Two women dance with Maradona in Mexico in 2002 on a television show

Maradona’s off the pitch life was virtually as notorious as his achievements on it. he struggled with drug habit for a lot of his life, in addition to his fame. Pictured: Two ladies dance with Maradona in Mexico in 2002 on a tv present

In 1986, Maradona captained Argentina's national team, leading them to glory at the World Cup in Mexico (pictured holding the World Cup trophy)

In 1986, Maradona captained Argentina’s nationwide workforce, main them to glory on the World Cup in Mexico (pictured holding the World Cup trophy)

At a time when Cubans have been forbidden to journey overseas, however the chief Fidel Castro gave Diego’s girlfriend, then aged 17, particular permission to journey for the star’s testimonial match at Boca’s La Bombonera stadium in November 2001.

But Mavys mentioned Diego’s different motive for the go to to Buenos Aires was to rearrange for a breast enlargement operation within the South American metropolis well-known for its beauty surgeons.

She added: ‘I was scared of getting the operation in Cuba in case it did not go properly, and I developed an an infection, so he determined to have me operated on in Argentina.

‘I went for 20 days however ended up staying for 2 and a half months.’

Maradona – who gained the World Cup in 1986 – was solely married as soon as to Claudia Villafañe however had a string of flings and alleged love youngsters.

He had 5 authentic youngsters – Diego Jnr, 34, Dalma, 32, Giannina, 31, Jana, 23 and seven-year-old Diego Fernando.

But he additionally has seven others claiming they’re his offspring as properly.

Damaris Maradona, 36, Magali Gil, 25, Eugenia Laprovittola, 25, Santiago Lara, 19 and the ‘Cuban Trio’ of Joana, Lu and Javielito.

Maradona died after a coronary heart assault following brain surgical procedure.

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