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Actor Juan Darthés is convicted for abusing the 'Ugly Duckling' actress

The Brazilian Justice sentenced the actor Juan Darthés to 6 years in prison for the sexual abuse of the Argentine actress Thelma Fardin. She was 16 years old when the incident occurred and they were both on tour in Nicaragua, EFE noted.

“This is a scenario for which I was not prepared because I had lost faith in Justice,” said the actress in Buenos Aires.

“This sentence has to be a hope for all those people who are suffering abuse,” he added. Fardin attended the press conference along with his lawyers and the deputy director of Amnesty International Argentina, Paola García Rey.

In 2018, the actress accused Darthés of having abused her in Nicaragua in 2009. She was 16 years old and he was 45 and they were promoting the children's series 'Ugly Duckling'.

He settled in Brazil

In 2019, Nicaragua ordered the international capture of Darthés, but the actor, born in Brazil, but who made his career in Argentina, had already settled in the country of samba, which does not extradite its nationals.

Darthés had been acquitted a year ago in the first instance in the trial held by the Brazilian Justice since November 2021.

That decision was appealed by Fardin, who highlighted after the new ruling that "finally" Justice "says that he is guilty."

“Today I feel relief. This scenario was what I expected when I started this whole journey, which never had to do with wanting to seek revenge or retaliation. For me, the important thing was to rescue that 16-year-old girl I was and give her some kind of reparation, healing,” said the actress, currently 31 years old.

will remain free

A court in San Pablo this Monday sentenced the actor to 6 years in prison for the crime of statutory rape (rape).

The actress's lawyer in Argentina, Martín Arias Duval, pointed out that the prison sentence will not be effective until the sentence is final and clarified that the actor has the right to appeal the judicial decision.

“It was a very forceful and robust sentence,” the lawyer highlighted, however.

The actress especially thanked her lawyers in Brazil and Argentina, Amnesty International, which advocated for the opening of the process in Brazil, and the group of actresses in Argentina, who in all these years supported Fardin in this litigation.

A tough fight

Regarding this decision of the Brazilian Justice, the Argentine actress Esther Goris, known internationally for her performance in the film 'Eva Perón' (1996), declared yesterday Monday (June 10) to EFE: “the fight of Thelma Fardin over the years so that her case was heard and today she serves as an example.”

Goris, who worked with Fardin at the beginning of last year on a work titled 'Plagiarism', added that the fact that “justice has been delivered represents a milestone, a before and after in the history” of movements such as Ni Una Menos and MeToo.

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