Torbe

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Torbe
Torbe.jpg
Torbe in 2008
Born Ignacio Allende Fernández
(1969-05-25) May 25, 1969 (age 49)
Portugalete, Spain
Years active 1996-present

Ignacio Allende Fernández (born 1969), better known as Torbe, is a Spanish actor, director, producer and businessman in the online porn industry.

Early life[edit]

Ignacio Allende Fernández was born on 25 May 1969, in Portugalete, Spain, in the Basque region. After finishing school at the Munabe school of Opus Dei in Loiu, Biscay, he worked as radio DJ in local radio stations. In the early 1990s, he worked as a cartoonist in the animated film The Legend of the North Wind, credited as "Nacho Allende."[1] He also published his comics in magazines and comics fanzines. In the summertime, he worked as an event organizer in various hotels and nightclubs in the area.

Porn[edit]

Torbe started the internet porn page Torbellinesca in 1996, creating the Torbe persona,[2] and in 1999 established the domain name putalocura.com ("fucking madness"), which became highly successful.[3] He personally participated as an actor in numerous porn videos, and in approximately twenty porn films as director and actor.

In 2005, Torbe was nominated in the Best Supporting Actor category in the AVN competition of the porn industry.[4]

Cover of single "Soy un rumano en Madrid"

Music[edit]

In July 2014, Torbe released a single titled "Soy un rumano en Madrid" ("I'm a Romanian in Madrid") accompanied by a video clip. The Federation of Romanian Associations in Europe (FADERE) protested against the clip, which has lyrics such as ""If I steal your wallet / Or remove all the copper / Don't get angry / I just want to have fun," calling it "racist and xenophobic," claiming that it encourages the notion that "the community of Romanians in Spain is made up of prostitutes, thieves and pickpockets."[5]

Mainstream cinema[edit]

Torbe's success in porn led him to be cast in also mainstream films. He was featured in Spanish director Santiago Segura's Torrente 2: Misión en Marbella (2001)[6] and Torrente 3: El protector (2005).[7] In 2014, Torbe appeared as himself in the Jaime Rosales-directed, 2014 film Beautiful Youth.[8]

Controversial views[edit]

In 2016, Torbe, on his Twitter account, characterized the feminist movement as "pathetic." He also wrote in his blog that the movement is "full of butch lesbians, hipsters, chicks who hate men and crazies who get their tits out.”[3]

Legal issues[edit]

In 2006, Torbe was accused of shooting a porn video that featured an underage, 17-year-old girl. Two days later he was released without being charged.[2]

In 2012, Torbe was convicted and sentenced to one year in prison for defrauding callers in a television quiz show.[9]

On 27 April 2016, Torbe was arrested and charged with abusing underage girls, selling child pornography, and engaging in sex trafficking.[2] In June of the same year, the investigation expanded into allegations of tax evasion and forcing young women into prostitution. He was jailed and then released under parole on November 2016.[10] [11] The charges of sex trafficking were dismissed in June 2018. The charges of selling underage pornography are still being investigated.[12]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Nacho Allende in The Legend of the North Wind
  2. ^ a b c "Detenido por abuso de menores Torbe, el ‘rey’ del porno español" ("Torbe, King of Spanish Porn, Arrested for Abuse of Minors"), El Pais, 27 April 2016 (in Spanish)
  3. ^ a b "Just who is Torbe, Spain’s so-called porn king?" by Pablo Canto, El Pais, 29 April 2016
  4. ^ 2005 nominations, AVN awards
  5. ^ "Exigen que YouTube elimine «Soy un rumano en Madrid» de Torbe por ser «racista y xenófobo»" ("Petition for YourTube to delete "I'm a Romanina in Madrid" by Torbe for being 'racist and xenophobic'"), ABC, 25 July 2014
  6. ^ Torrente 2: Misión en Marbella cast, IMDB
  7. ^ Torrente 3: El protector cast, IMDB
  8. ^ Beautiful Youth on IMDB
  9. ^ "El actor porno Torbe condenado por fraude en un concurso de televisión" ("Porn Actor Torbe Convicted for Television Quiz Show Fraud"), El Pais, 21 February 2012 (in Spanish)
  10. ^ "Spain goalkeeper David de Gea denies forced sex party claim", BBC News, 10 June 2016
  11. ^ "Muniain implicated in sexual assault; De Gea affected", Diario AS website, 10 June 2016
  12. ^ La fiscal del caso Torbe sobresee el delito de trata de seres humanos: "Las jóvenes vinieron a España sabiendo a lo que venían" in eldiario.es (in Spanish)

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