Fearing defense Files Lawsuit Against Joesley Batista for libel

In an interview with season, Joesley said Temer is "the head of the most dangerous gang of Brazil".
19/06/2017 16h37 - Updated 19/06/2017 16h37
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The defense of President Michel Temer came today (19) a lawsuit in federal court in Brasilia against businessman Joesley Batista, dono da JBS. in action, Fearing asks the businessman to be convicted of the crimes of slander, defamation and libel. The lawsuit was filed after the entrepreneur magazine interview season, published this weekend.

According to the defense, the interview was “disrespectful and thoughtless”, as well as offensive to the person of the president. For lawyers, statements of Joesley lead society to question the honesty of Temer.

“In fact, everyone knows the real goal of the Respondent [Joesley] to lie and accuse the plaintiff [To fear], Current President of the Republic: obtain forgiveness of numerous crimes committed, through a generous tipoff according winning that free hold of any charge, living outside the country with a substantial (and suspected) patrimony.”, says petition excerpt.

On the weekend, after the publication of the report, the president issued a statement in which he said that Joesley “reels series lies” and that the entrepreneur is the "notorious outlaw most successful in Brazilian history”.

The action will be judged by federal Judge Marcos Vinicius Reis Bastos, the 12th Federal Court in Brasilia

Moral damages
Once you file a lawsuit in the criminal sphere, the defense of President Temer also filed civil action in the Federal District. Lawyers also ask Joesley be ordered to pay for moral damage caused to the president's image. The value was not requested by the defense and should be decided by the courts in case of conviction.

"The image and integrity of the author [To fear] They were extremely affected by frivolous accusations directed by the defendant [Joesley] which, no minimum, They questioned the credibility and reputation of the author as president and citizen. incontestable, therefore, that the author suffered moral damage ", argues the defense.

André Richter – Agency Brazil

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