Estefan Granted Restraining Order

By | January 22, 2002 at 12:00 AM

Gloria Estefan and her husband Emilio Estefan Jr. were granted a temporary restraining order against an actor and aspiring singer who has accused Emilio Estefan of making sexual advances and threatening him.

Judge Deborah White-Labora granted the order Friday for the singer and her music mogul husband against Juan Carlos Diaz, who has requested a similar order against Emilio Estefan.

Diaz was denied the order on Jan. 15, but the judge scheduled a Jan. 28 hearing on Diaz’s petition.

Diaz, who appeared in the 2000 film “Escape from Cuba,” accuses Emilio Estefan and Estefan’s bodyguard of threatening him. Diaz also alleges that Estefan touched him inappropriately while they worked out at a gym, and asked him for sexual favors over two years.

The Estefans have described Diaz as an unwanted trespasser who has harassed them at their home and the gym. Police records show Diaz has twice been issued a trespassing warning, once at the Estefan’s mansion and once at the gym.