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Adult Performer Arrested In Psychedelic Toad Death Case

Spanish adult film performer and gay adult producer Nacho Vidal was arrested for manslaughter after being accused of acting as a shaman in a ritual where a person died after inhaling pscyhedelic toad toxin

Spanish star Nacho Vidal was arrested for manslaughter after allegedly acting as a shaman in a traditional ritual gone wrong.

The international adult entertainment industry was rocked by the news that Spanish adult performer and gay producer Nacho Vidal was arrested for the death of fashion photographer Jose Luis Abad in July of last year, according to BBC News. Authorities are alleging Vidal acted as a shaman in a traditional ritual where Abad died after inhaling a psychedelic drug emitted by bufo alvarius toads.

Through his lawyer, Vidal describes the incident as an accident and said he "considers himself to be innocent." Instead he claims Abad willingly chose to inhale the venom from a pipe and that he alone is responsible for his own death.

The psychedelic toad is native to the Sonoran Desert of northern Mexico and the southwestern United States. It uses toxins as a defense mechanism to disable and kill potential predators. Inhaling the gas emitted gives a near-immediate rush of psychedelic sensations, but is also extremely toxic.

Vidal identifies as heterosexual and performed in straight adult films, but has since branched out to become a producer of gay adult films. He was discovered by Spanish director Jose Maria Ponce and is a protege of Rocco Siffredi. He currently runs Nacho Vidal Productions which also sells 25-centimeter candles in the shape of a penis and available in black, white, and dark pink.

It's not the first run-in with the law for Vidal. In 2012, he and his sister were arrested by Spanish authorities on suspicion of money laundering and tax evasion as part of a larger sting against organized Chinese crime in the country. He was arrested today along with a family member and employee of his company, both unnamed.

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