Brazilian court docket orders Bolsonaro to compensate journalist for sexist remarks

The Brazilian president publicly claimed that Patricia Campos Mello, a reporter for newspaper Folha de Sao Paulo, supplied intercourse in alternate for data relating to 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 good [attorney Tais Gasparian] and all of you for the mobilization, with out you it could not be attainable,” Campos Mello mentioned 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 enchantment 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 with the intention to receive data that would hurt his father.

In his sentencing, the decide mentioned Eduardo Bolsonaro ought to be extra cautious in his feedback given his political function, and as son of the President.