In 2018, just before the World Cup in Russia, an intimate video was leaked that has been considered one of the most controversial episodes in the sports world. Famous for the iconic phrase “imprechionanti”, the recording stars former soccer player Luis Roberto Alves dos Santos Gavranic, better known as Zague, who was not only funny in the middle, but was also the cause of his separation from journalist Paola Red.
Although a few years have passed since the publication of the famous video, the Mexican journalist had not declared anything about it. But recently, during her show, Divine Netrevealed all the digital violence she has suffered as a result of the intimate recording of her ex-husband Zague.
During the most recent episode of his show Divine Netin which they touched on the subject of the Olimpia Law and digital violence, Paola Rojas was honest with her colleagues and spoke for the first time of the entire bullying and the violence she suffered after the video of her ex-husband was leaked.
What hurt me the most was digital violence, because there was this perception in many people, as if I had opened the door to my room, to my privacy. In other words, it’s not just the private, but the intimate and then there was a perception that everyone could go to that which is my privacy and give their opinion about me.
– Paola Rojas
For the program they had Olimpia Corral as a guest, a woman in charge of promoting the Olympia Law, with which they seek to sanction crimes that violate the sexual intimacy of people through digital means.
For this reason, the Mexican journalist felt identified and decided to share a little of the massive abuse of which she was a victim through her social networks and throughout the Internet. Paola assured that just as there were comments of support and solidarity, there were those who took advantage of the situation and sent harassing messages.
That in the voice of so many people is very brutal… They came up with many ways to go through that intimacy, it is as if it had been a massive abuse.
Paola assured that digital violence does not remain in the digital world, but that it damages and hurts in the real world, since the harassment she suffered in networks was so much that it brought physical consequences for her, since she became ill.
Faced with her delicate statements, the driver could not contain her emotion and burst into tears, so her partner Daniela Magún approached her to hug her and give her a hug as a way of support and to comfort her after her painful statement.
Although she assures that the messages of support from the followers were her strength to move forward and get out of that uncomfortable and hard time in her life, and almost four years have passed, it is still a very strong topic for her. Even though she thinks that she can already talk about it from another point of view and with more distance, it is still something very painful that she has not completely overcome.