Former volleyball player Ana Paula Henkel announced that she will go to court against Walter Casagrande after being targeted by him on his blog on Globo Esporte. The supporter of Jair Bolsonaro (without a party) was called by him “defender of arms” and started to argue with his rival on social networks. “It has entered the field of offenses, injury, slander and defamation,” she said on Tuesday (23).
Recently, Ana Paula, who is a commentator on Prime Time Zone’s Pingos nos Is program, gave an opinion on the arrest of deputy Daniel Silveira (PSL-RJ). According to Guilherme Fiuza, his colleague in the attraction, the former player only criticized the “absurdity of a prison that ran over parliamentary immunity”.
Because of this observation, Casagrande used his blog to take a stand against her in a text published on Sunday (21). “Ana Paula Henkel, defender of the violent, anti-democratic, weapons and everything that is bad in our society,” he wrote among other criticisms.
The two started talking on social media, with the commentator suggesting that he “fix the room” before “fixing the world”. This Tuesday, Ana Paula gained space at Prime Time Zone to end the feud on the internet. Now the conversation with the Globo employee will be in court.
“We have to put the drips on the is. It is very important to clarify some things that are already trying today – there is an attempt at distortion. Over time, at no time did I attack anyone’s honor and image. I never went to anyone’s page, whether on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter to offend that person or even vehemently disagree by attacking honor “, he began.
“I have been writing in the mainstream media since 2017. Today I have a weekly column in Oeste magazine and I never used my space to defame, attack or make offenses to anyone. I do my job in a lawful, honest way, following Brazilian law and the Federal Constitution. I speak to my audience on social media and to our audience here at Pingos nos Is every day in a respectful way “, he continued.
For her political position, Ana Paula said she was the victim of numerous criticisms. For her, to some extent, different opinions are welcome to raise a debate. “In contrast, I am attacked on the networks. It is part of the game. There is no way. People have every right to disagree with the idea. And that is very healthy for any solid democracy. What happens to me is that, many times, people lose their hand. People go for vile attacks, lows, offenses, slander and defamation “, he stressed.
“On Sunday, that gentleman [Casagrande] it seems that he woke up and said: ‘I will write an article in which I will not attack Ana’s ideas, I will attack Ana Paula’. I will not repeat even what he said here. The article is on the internet for people to read “, he lamented.
“Now, this last attack by Casagrande – which I have been ignoring several since 2017. This one has extrapolated freedom of expression. He has entered the field of offenses, injury, slander and defamation. And now, my conversation with him will come out of social networks and will be in the judiciary “, concluded.
See Ana Paula Henkel’s outburst: