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The thought to be missing Richard Simmons has finally ended a two-year-long silence.

The fitness guru, 67, called in to Entertainment Tonight Sunday and told the world,

“I am not kidnapped, I’m just in my house right now.”

However, his friend and former assistant, Mauro Oliveira, makes this story even more interesting.

He claims that Richard is being controlled by his housekeeper, Teresa Reveles. Oliveira says that he was ‘frail and timid’ when he last saw him in 2014. He strongly believes that Reveles is controlling Simmons through black magic and witchcraft!

“I think it was [caused by] black magic, witchcraft. That’s not close to your culture, but to my culture in Brazil, and to Mexicans, that is a real thing.”

Woah. Well, this does coincide with Richard’s bizarre behavior and statement after two years.

According to his new book, King Rich and the Evil Witch, Oliveira says he visited Simmons’ home after receiving a phone call from him saying he needed to talk. Simmons then told him he wanted to be alone, and that the two could no longer see each other. The housekeeper, Reveles, reportedly forbade him from going upstairs and forced him to leave.

Oliveira states that Simmons said ‘yes’ when he asked if Reveles was controlling his life.

“It’s extremely hard to explain to you how someone is when they are tormented by bad force. That’s the thing. F***ing Teresa is putting black magic on him.”

Simmons is denying the rumors that he is being held against his will.

“No one should be worried about me.”

“For the last 40 years I have been traveling, teaching classes and I had a knee injury, so I had a knee replacement, which was very difficult for me. I have really just been taking it easy, staying at home, working out in my gym and doing the things I haven’t done in a very long time.”

YIKES. The Richard Simmons mystery continues. Do you believe Oliveira?


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