the justice of Italy sentenced this Tuesday to a year and a half in prison the man who last year harassed the Italian reporter Greta Beccaglia while she was speaking on live television after the Tuscan derby between Empoli and Fiorentina.
However, the guilty will not go to jail, at least for the next five years, since the judge issued a suspension of the sentence that will last during that time in exchange for his participation in rehabilitation programs.
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The 46-year-old man must also pay provisional compensation of 15,000 euros to the journalist and another 10,000 to the National Order of Journalists and the National and Tuscany Press Association.
Also, he was ordered temporary disqualification to take office as public office and the payment of legal costs.
In the images, broadcast live last November 2021 by the local station tuscany tvyou can see how the man touched the behind of the woman with his hand journalistwhile other fans directed, laughing, sexist comments.
The images and the fact that the tickets for the Empoli-Fiorentina match required the owner’s name and surname facilitated the investigations by the Police Station and the identification of the person responsible.
After being pestered, the journalist told the subject “you can’t do this, sorry” while the presenter of the program, Giorgio Michelettifrom the set, encouraged him not to get angry and considered that “You also grow with these experiences.”
Micheletti, who was widely criticized for these comments, then tried to disguise his statements and said that “some behaviors deserve a healthy smack, which if it had been given as a child would have allowed them to grow.”
All this also happened on a weekend in which the Serie A League supported the fight against gender violence and sent the players to dispute their respective commitments with a red mark on their faces to symbolically teach his opposition.
The Order of Italian Journalists (ODG) and parties of different political ideas also called for urgent measures to punish the person responsible and expressed their support for all women who suffer or have suffered violence.
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