A Brazilian court docket dominated on Wednesday that President Jair Bolsonaro should pay “ethical damages” of 35,000 reais (roughly $6,700) to a Brazilian journalist after making remarks with sexual innuendo about her in 2020.
The Brazilian president publicly claimed that Patricia Campos Mello, a reporter for newspaper Folha de Sao Paulo, supplied intercourse in change for info concerning an investigative piece on the 2018 Brazilian presidential election. In response, Campos Mello sued Bolsonaro.
The Courtroom of Justice of Sao Paulo dominated in Campos Mello’s favor on Wednesday, in a 4-1 vote.
“A victory for all of us ladies. I thank the sensible [attorney Tais Gasparian] and all of you for the mobilization, with out you it might not be potential,” Campos Mello stated in a tweet Wednesday.
CNN has reached out to the Brazilian Presidency’s public relations group for feedback.
In March 2021 the court docket dominated to award Campos Mello compensation of 20,000 reais ($3,800). Bolsonaro filed an attraction following that call.
Mello additionally gained a case in early 2021 towards the President’s son for claims which echoed his father. Eduardo Bolsonaro was sentenced to pay 30,000 reais (roughly $5,210) after he claimed that Campos Mello “tried to seduce” sources so as to acquire info that would hurt his father.
In his sentencing, the choose stated Eduardo Bolsonaro needs to be extra cautious in his feedback given his political position, and as son of the President.