The fighter Antonio Cara de Sapato, eliminated from Big Brother Brasil 23 on suspicion of sexual harassment, published, this Saturday (18), a video on his social networks in which he says that he “did not realize” that he could be crossing the line and apologized for the episode involving Mexican actress and model Dania Mendez inside the reality show’s house.
“At the time, I didn’t realize that I might be crossing the line. For me, it’s a moment of deconstruction and that path isn’t always an on and off switch. I had to watch everything to be able to understand and then be able to reframe my view of it”, said the fighter.
Sapato Face apologized to Mendez, his family and “all the women who were affected.”
“I believe that the most important thing is to apologize from the bottom of my heart to Dânia, to her family and to all the women who were affected by my attitude. I am a fighter and I fight for good causes,” she said.
The Civil Police of Rio de Janeiro hopes to hear testimonies from singer MC Guimê and Cara de Sapato next week. Both are investigated for suspected sexual harassment against Dania Mendez.
The two participants were expelled from the program last Thursday (16).
Check out the video below.
— Shoe Face (@caradesapatojr) March 18, 2023
sequence of events
On Thursday night, presenter Tadeu Schmidt went live on the program and began his speech by explaining that participants “contradicted the house rules”. A little earlier, the broadcaster showed images of moments from the party of the leader of the week MC Guimê, which started on Wednesday night (15) and lasted until Thursday morning. It was at this party that the harassment took place and the scenes were shown to viewers before the moment of expulsion.
At a certain point in the party, the singer, MC Guimê, had his hands on the Mexican’s back and slid them down. The actress took her hands away from him in disapproval. At another time at the party, he again tried to repeat the movement and was once again stopped by the actress.
Other situations passed by Dania were with fighter Antônio Cara de Sapato. In the first, standing, he wraps one of his arms around her neck, hugs her and kisses her mouth forcibly. At another moment, when she was lying on a bed, he tries to immobilize her to kiss her again. He even covers her with a duvet. Dania had no aggressive reaction in either situation. She pointed out, however, that she did not consent to the acts and at various times said “no”.
After the party, throughout Thursday, fans of the program took to social media to ask for the expulsion of participants. The hashtag “EXPULSA OS DOIS BBB” spread across Twitter and became one of the most commented subjects.
Also on Thursday afternoon, the Civil Police of Rio de Janeiro opened an inquiry to investigate alleged sexual harassment inside the Big Brother Brasil house.
*Published by Pedro Zanatta, CNN.
Source: CNN Brasil
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