“This does not mean that we do not celebrate Richard,” the statement continued, “but the facts do not support the urban legend.”
However in a separate statement shared with E! The news, Frito-Lay shared in part, “He did a significant job in launching our Hispanic business unit and was instrumental in accelerating the growth of our Flemin ‘Hot brand and other brands, particularly his Hispanic marketing efforts Through-efforts helped grow our business. And support our communities, especially in Los Angeles. “
For years, Richard claimed that he gave his views to the authorities when he was a janitor at the Rancho Cucamonga, California, Frito-Lay plant. His account resulted in the title of a memoir to be released in June. Flemin ‘Hot: The Incredible True Story of One Man’s Rise from the Generator to the Top ExecutiveI.
The story also caught the attention of Eva, who announced in 2019 that she would be directing a biopic about Richard’s life.