WATCH: Mexican Soap Opera Actor Slaps Univision Reporter Paco Fuentes, Gets Sued

Paco Fuentes was doing his job.

As a celebrity reporter with Univision’s “El Gordo y La Flaca,” Fuentes was on the red carpet earlier this month in L.A. for Spanish-language streaming service Pantaya.

As Mexican soap star Eduardo Yanez passed by, the journalist asked him about his estranged son, who had started a GoFundMe page to help with car repairs, and why the actor wasn’t helping.

Yanez did not take kindly to this question and laid into him. Literally.

After calling Fuentes an ass, among other things, the “Fuego en la Sangre” star slapped him across the face. Hard.

Miami based Univision condemned the attack. Now the TV personality is suing Yanez for assault and battery and emotional distress, according to TMZ.

According to the suit, Yanez has shown no remorse since the attack, even though he did issue an apology to TMZ.

“I just lost it,” he said. “I take family very seriously, and I don’t share my private life. I know that’s not the way to do it. I was trying to answer all the questions. I even was going to walk away from it…I know my future doesn’t look very promising.”

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Miami Herald