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Where Is IESB's Robert Sanchez?

by Anne Thompson
June 30, 2010 7:35 AM
8 Comments
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Tuesday the Twittersphere started fluttering with vague comments about something disturbing that was breaking in the world of online fan sites.

It seems that IESB's Robert Sanchez has been missing for about a month, as sordid allegations swirl around the fansite editor and film producer. IESB cancelled its annual Comic-Con party. Sanchez's wife has "fallen off the grid," according to another web master, who says that their home phone is apparently disconnected.

Well, the Rancho Cucamonga police confirm that they questioned Sanchez about a month ago about allegations that he sexually abused his step-daughter and have not been able to contact him since. "He's not cooperating with law enforcement," said a spokeswoman. "We're investigating the allegations and interviewing witnesses in the case. He is a suspect in the case. These are charges that are being looked into."

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8 Comments

  • Malcolm | July 1, 2010 10:44 AMReply

    Maybe contact some of the other websites for ther response? The other web guys have all worked with him in the past - Drew from hitfix, Berge from JoBlo, Garth from Dark Horizons, Kelvin from Latino Review, Clint from Moviehole, Peter from Slash. They would Prob have some stories to share on his past behaviour that might form a better picture of who he was. Just an idea.

  • SoCalGal | July 1, 2010 6:58 AMReply

    I used to know the guy, was a friend of a friend. He stepped on alot of people, used them, threw them away. Running, and starting rumors of his demise, sounds right up his alley. Let's hope it plays out positively, and the allegations aren't true....for this family's sake, not his.

  • Anne Thompson | July 1, 2010 6:39 AMReply

    Needless to say, I tracked this story and called the Rancho Cucamonga police. The Wrap did its own reporting, and I did mine. Readers of this space know that I am more than generous in giving credit where it is due.

  • Mish | July 1, 2010 2:59 AMReply

    Anne, can you pursue the Lakeshore angle? They are about to start filming on Robert Sanchez's Frankenstein movie. Even before this nightmare news broke, I thought that film was a huge mistake. Last I heard, Guillermo del Toro was thinking to do a Frankenstein movie next. Two movies on the same subject coming out in the same year? Lakeshore is going to get killed and lose every dime they put into that film. Fan boys aren't going to pass up del Toro's Frankenstein for some nobody director. Even if del Toro passes on his film, now Lakeshore will have to answer some very uncomfortable questions when this movie opens. "Are the profits from this movie paying for Sanchez's legal defense?" (Tip of the iceberg. You know it's coming)

    So Anne, please find out if Lakeshore is still committed to this folly.

  • Todd Gilchrist | June 30, 2010 12:09 PMReply

    I have no dog in this fight, but was this information - meaning the reports from the police, etc. that were printed above - obtained by this site, or were they repurposed from The Wrap? No one's disputing that this story busted open yesterday but unless Anne contacted the Rancho Cucamonga police herself this is information taken from another source without being properly credited.

  • Bwahaha | June 30, 2010 11:59 AMReply

    Poor Hunter. Has to go post a comment to claim HIS silly story. Get a life.

  • Ryan Gallagher | June 30, 2010 11:04 AMReply

    Hunter, this story was going around yesterday well before you wrote about it. Just because you decided to write it up does not mean that you broke the story.

  • Hunter Walker | June 30, 2010 9:09 AMReply

    For the record, Anne took all of this information from TheWrap without giving proper credit.

    Poorly played Anne!

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