Farruquito’s future becomes increasingly bleak

He may be arrested for running someone over, killing him

At 22 years of age, and when he is experiencing his best period as a professional, the career of Juan Fernández Montoya, Farruquito, is going through a difficult spell which will have repercussions on the future of the artist, whose debut in Broadway took place when he was only five years old, and who appeared in Carlos Saura’s film ‘Flamenco’ alongside his grandfather, El Farruco, when he was fifteen. This meteoric trajectory in the world of flamenco has now suffered a steep fall.

The prosecutor’s office changed its previous stand, which called for the bailaor to be freed on bail, due to the strong social alarm that the case has provoked, finally backing the request by the private prosecution, which demanded his imprisonment.

To date, Farruquito has been complying with the requirement to show up in court on the 6th and 20th of every month. Furthermore, the judge has stripped him of his passport, a measure which forced him to cancel his artistic commitments in Japan and Santo Domingo. However, the bailaor’s lawyer has asked for this document to be returned to him to allow Farruquito to travel to Italy, a country in which he has several scheduled appearances.