Player Robinho, sentenced to 9 years in prison for sexual violence against a woman in Italy, in the first instance, spoke about the case again in an interview with Fox Sports. Robinho attacked the Brazilian press, compared himself to the president Jair Bolsonaro (without a party) and said that the victim is asking for R $ 3 million in compensation for the crime. The striker also said he has the support of Neymar, a PSG player who has also been accused of rape, but who had his case closed without conviction.
“The press put misrepresented things about me. But nobody said that the girl asked for R $ 3 million in the process. Nobody put that, ”said Robinho.
For Fox Sports, Robinho said that oral sex is common when people relate and that it was not done without the woman’s consent: “In a relationship between man and woman there is oral sex, we know. People are very hypocritical. We know that there are journalists who go out with women, who drink, who even use drugs, and who are now attacking me for that ”.
The striker said that like the president, he has been the target of ‘unproven attacks’. For the attacker, the Brazilian press prioritizes bad news:
“I am feeling like a Bolsonaro, everyone is attacking me (…). In Turkey and Italy it did not have all this repercussion ”.
The striker also said his career could be at a worse stage if he were not accused of rape in Italy. That’s because he said that from the moment he learned of the process, he began to take more care, especially with his life outside the field.
“If it weren’t for the process, maybe my career would be worse, maybe I wouldn’t be playing as well as I am. I started to take care of myself more after what happened ”.
Reporting sexual harassment or rape
Harassment of women involves a series of offensive conduct against sexual dignity that disrespect their freedom and physical, moral or psychological integrity. Remember: where there is no consent, there is harassment! It doesn’t matter what clothes you wear, how you dance or how many and which people you decide to kiss (or not to kiss): none of these circumstances authorize or justify harassment.
Technically, according to the Penal Code, sexual harassment is one that occurs where there are hierarchical relationships between the victim and the harasser. As a rule, it is that which occurs in labor relations, that is, the harasser is the employer or boss and the employee is the harassed. The invasive acts that take place on the street and in other public spaces, usually among strangers, and which we popularly call “sexual harassment”, configure, in general, the newly created crime of sexual harassment.
However, the violence that occurs on the streets can constitute crimes other than harassment. When there are verbal offenses, for example, the crime of injury is characterized. In addition to constituting crimes, the same acts can have consequences in the civil sphere, generating a duty of indemnity.