The Brazilian president publicly claimed that Patricia Campos Mello, a reporter for the newspaper Folha de Sao Paulo, offered sex in exchange for information about an investigative article about the 2018 Brazilian presidential election. In response, Campos denounced Mello Bolsonaro.
The Court of Justice of Sao Paulo on Wednesday ruled 4-1 in favor of Campos Mello.
“A win for all of us women. I thank the brilliant [attorney Tais Gasparian] and all of you for the mobilization, without you it would not be possible,” Campos Mello said in a tweet on Wednesday.
DailyExpertNews has reached out to the Brazilian presidency’s public relations team for comment.
Mello also won a case against the president’s son in early 2021 for claims that echoed his father. Eduardo Bolsonaro was ordered to pay 30,000 reais (about $5,210) after he alleged that Campos Mello “tried to seduce” sources into obtaining information that could harm his father.
In his sentencing, the judge said Eduardo Bolsonaro should be more careful in his comments, given his political role and as the president’s son.