In an interview with CNN this Saturday (18), Flávia Pinto Ribeiro, president of the OAB Mulher RJ, stated that the actions carried out by MC Guimê and fighter Antônio Cara de Sapato “are clear and clear attitudes of the crime of sexual harassment“.
“The images speak for themselves. The change in the law is important, because before it was a private action in which it depended on the victim to file a complaint. And today harassment is a crime of unconditional public criminal action, that is, the public prosecutor is the holder of that action, the victim does not need to be heard”, adds Ribeiro.
Guimê and Cara de Sapato are investigated for suspected sexual harassment against Mexican actress and model Dania Mendez inside the Big Brother Brasil 23 house. Both were expelled from the reality show last Thursday (16).
“They will be held accountable, but I doubt they will ever be arrested for it”, evaluates the expert.
“The penalty provided for harassment is imprisonment from 1 to 5 years. And confinement is the most serious mode of confinement, as you can serve confinement through open, semi-open and closed regimes, ”he explained.
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.
Source: CNN Brasil
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