The President of Brazil publicly claimed that Patricia Campos Melo, a reporter for the newspaper Folha de So Paulo, offered sex in exchange for information about an investigative piece on the 2018 Brazilian presidential election. In response, Campos Melo sued Bolsonaro.
The Court of So Paulo ruled in favor of Campos Melo by a 4-1 vote on Wednesday.
“A win for all of us women. I thank the talented [attorney Tais Gasparian] And to mobilize all of you, this would not be possible without you,” Campos Melo said in a tweet on Wednesday.
CNN has reached out to the Brazilian presidency’s public relations team for comments.
Melo won a case in early 2021 against the president’s son for claims that echoed that of his father. Eduardo Bolsonaro was sentenced to pay 30,000 reais (about $5,210) after he claimed that Campos Melo tried to “mislead the sources” to obtain information that would harm his father.
In his sentence, the judge said that Eduardo Bolsonaro should be more careful in his remarks in his political role and as the son of the president.