Brazilian Congressman Eduardo Bolsonaro is sentenced for insulting journalist Patricia Campos Mello

"Congressman Eduardo Bolsonaro [son of the country's president] was sentenced, on Wednesday (Jan. 21, 2021), to compensate journalist Patricia Campos Mello, of newspaper Folha de S.Paulo.

The decision was handed down by judge Luiz Gustavo Esteves, of the 11th Civil Court of the TJ-SP (Court of Justice of the State of São Paulo). The damages were set at R $30,000 (about US $5,600). Here is the full sentence (470 KB).

The journalist filed the lawsuit against the congressman because he said, in a live stream on YouTube, that she 'was trying to seduce [sources] to obtain information harmful to President Jair Bolsonaro.'"


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