Mauricio Souza is preparing to file a lawsuit against Rede Globo himself, footballer Walter Casagrande and journalist Felipe Andreoli. That’s because, during shows on the network, Casagrande and Andreoli denounced a volleyball player’s perceived homosexuality, who publicly rejected DC Comics’ decision to declare Superman’s son a bisexual. .
Noticias da TV . in an interview withThe athlete’s attorney, Newton Dias, said that, in the next few days, he would file a lawsuit for crimes of moral damage.
“In the offense of defamation, defamation and defamation the burden of proof is reversed. Then they must prove that he [Souza] is homophobic. Everyone who believes with the word that he is afraid of homosexuality will answer in court”, declared the legal representative.
“In my opinion, the damage done to Mauricio’s image is already irreversible. In Mauricio’s case, what he did was a reflection. There is no hate speech, that degrades sexual orientation, none of that. What was present was the reaction of those who are accusing him of the crime of homophobia,” he said.
Mauricio’s remarks about the character received a national backlash and resulted in the resignation of the athlete, who was a member of the Minas Tunis club.
When reporting the matter on Globo Esporte, Andreoli referred to videos in which the player says he has been wronged for losing his job because of his political positions. For the journalist, however, the reason for Mauricio’s expulsion from the club was not to be “conservative, on the right”, but to be homophobic. “Homophobia is a crime. And it kills ”, warned the communicator.
Casagrande, in turn, was more acrimonious. In your comment space on SportTVOf course, the footballer said that Mauricio is homophobic, “possibly racist”, “cowardly” and “a bad character”.
DC Comics announced the character’s sexual orientation on National Coming Out Day, a US LGBTQI+ awareness day.
An upcoming issue of the comic book Superman: Son of Kal-El, to be released in November, will feature John in a homosexual relationship with his friend Jay Nakamura. The series tells the story of the character as he takes over the role of Superman from his father, Clark Kent.