Thelma Fardin's letter after receiving a new judicial setback in the case against Juan Darthes

One year after the start of trial against actor Juan Darthés for sexual abuse which takes place in Brazil, Thelma Fardin received a new setback by the Chamber of Criminal and Criminal Appeals of that country and downloaded it on social networks.

Through a post on Instagram titled “Tired of so much injustice”, the actress explained: “Today the Brazilian judge Ali Mazloum accepted the request of Darthes’ defense to continue delaying the hearings that remain to finish the trial. Because, obviously, they don’t want to get to the end.”

Then, he considered that “this puts the statute of limitations of the crime at stake” and insisted: “They ask us to go to Justice and Justice is this aberrant crap and not at all reparative. Life on pause due to a judicial process that nobody allows you to leave behind. How long do you have to resist? How much do you have to endure?

Thelma Fardin’s letter after receiving a new judicial setback in the case against Juan Darthes

In the last sections of the letter, he reproached Darthés’s attitude: “He escaped to another country to avoid being tried and now Justice continues to guarantee impunity and perpetuate pain and re-victimization. Companions, it will be very difficult to tell you that it is possible”.

And completed: “They do everything to break us, but as I write and cry I have the conviction that fighting is still the only way out. Out and resistance for all victims of sexual abuse, that’s what I wish.”

Fardin also gave statements to Once Diez (Radio de la Ciudad), an interview in which he specified that “he (Juan Darthés) is fighting it with his truth, with his wife, his children. But I believe in God and Justice. I don’t know if he’s going to be innocent or not, because everything is very groped, but God will know.”.

Fardin accuses Darthés of having raped her during a tour of Ugly Duckling in Nicaragua in 2009, when she was only 16 years old and he was 45. Darthés decided to leave the country before the progress of the cause and relocate to Brazil, his native country..

In February 2022, the trial was temporarily suspended because the same Court of Appeals upheld an objection of incompetence opposed by the actor’s defense, which held that federal courts are not competent to intervene in crimes of rape.

During that same month, Fardin managed to get Carla Amaral de Andrade Junqueira, a specialist in International Law and gender issues, as a lawyer in Brazil to help her resume the legal process, a goal she has not yet achieved.

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