October 9, 2013

About a month ago, we had Spanish dance act Delorean in our Manhattan offices to snap some photos and do an interview. They were sort of shy and very friendly. So when we heard reports that the foursome had been kidnapped in Mexico City, shock was the order of the day. According to Spanish newspaper El Pais, the boys were chilling in their hotel when they got a phone call from someone posing as security telling them their hotel was being threatened, and that they needed to move to another location. When they arrived at the second location, another hotel, they were held against their will by their kidnappers, and manipulated into believing their lives were in danger if they didn’t pay a ransom. Details are vague, but the band released a statement announcing their safety and asking for privacy:

On Monday morning October 7th we received a phone call at our hotel room in Mexico City from a person posing as a hotel security officer. We were informed that there was a security threat at the hotel.

What followed for the next 30 hours was an experience where the threat of death was real due to the psychological manipulation inflicted on us by our kidnappers. Thanks to the fantastic work of the National Police in Spain, Ertzantza , Interpol and the Federal Police in Mexico, we were successfully rescued yesterday morning.

While it would be convenient to blame Mexico, that would not be sound. This could have occurred anywhere in the world. Our hope is that this situation will bring attention to the abuse that we were subjected to by our kidnappers, so that other travelers do not fall victim in the future.

This has been extremely difficult for us and our families. At this time we have no further comment and we ask that you respect our privacy so that we can return to normality in our lives.

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