The videos that recorded the physical domestic violence committed by music producer Iverson de Souza Araújo, DJ Ivis, against his wife, Pamella Holanda, in the presence of his mother-in-law, his daughter, less than 1 year old and an employee, show the mother’s attempts of the victim in making his body a shield to protect his daughter and granddaughter. The man who witnesses the attacks does nothing. According to his lawyers, he was “no reaction”.
Pamella claims that the attacks took place in December 2020 and were preceded by others, physical and verbal, which were not recorded. The first physical assault, says Pamella, happened when she was 5 months pregnant. Pamella, I am so, so sorry that you were subjected to this at such a delicate and sensitive time as a pregnancy. My love and my solidarity.
At the end of the afternoon of Wednesday, (14), DJ Ivis was arrested at the request of the civil police of Ceará, the state where the violence took place and, therefore, where investigations and possible criminal proceedings are under way.
Importantly, this is a preventive detention, a type of provisional detention provided for in our Code of Criminal Procedure that serves, among other purposes, to ensure the application of criminal law. Preventive detention is decreed, by a judge or a judge, when there is proof of the existence of the crime and sufficient evidence of authorship and danger of the accused. Preventive detention is expressly admitted in cases of domestic violence.
That there was a crime and who committed it is beyond doubt. All of Brazil saw a rich and famous man beating his wife in front of their baby. As for the assessment of the danger of keeping DJ Ivis at large, we don’t know what it was. However, in my opinion, it is quite evident that he tried to intimidate the victim on two occasions: when he went to social media to say that he beat her and tried to strangle her because she did not accept the end of the relationship and when he asked the court for the victim to go prevented from talking about the violence suffered.
As it is a prison in these terms and cannot be confused with prison for serving a sentence, decreed only when there has been a criminal process, trial and court sentence from which there is no further appeal, it must be reviewed every 90 days so that the need for its maintenance is evaluated.
So, dear readers, if DJ Ivis is released soon, don’t be surprised. It makes sense and that’s what the law dictates. This does not mean impunity, it just means that our legal system understands the seriousness of deprivation of liberty.
It is evident that this system has a limited understanding of racism and discrimination against the poor. And that is what explains why more than 40% of prisoners in Brazil have not been convicted, that is, they are illegally imprisoned in preventive prisons that have never been reviewed or suspended as required by law.
DJ Ivis is white, rich and famous. You have the best legal advice that money can afford. He will likely have all his rights respected. And it’s very important that this happen. The problem is having to be someone influential to achieve this
As I’ve said in other columns here at all and in my hammocks, I do not celebrate prison.
If arresting eliminated violence, Brazil would be paradise. After all, we have the 3rd largest prison population in the world. But do you feel safe or secure in Brazil? I do not. Prison doesn’t solve anything and is just a response to our vindictive and authoritarian emotions.
I believe, more and more, in the social response and in the breaking of bonds of friendship and affection as strategies to hold the aggressor responsible and to inhibit new violence. Who did this without hesitation, in an act of profound courage and speed, was Xand do Avião, who disconnected DJ Ivis from his production company almost immediately after he had access to the videos of the aggression. Congratulations, Xand!
Streaming platforms have removed Ivis songs from their playlists editorials and the label is reviewing the contract.
It is very important that all contracts contain a moral clause or respect clause, which allows the contracting party to terminate the contract in case of violation of human rights. Something that, for example, Rede TV! she claims not to have it and, therefore, she is tied to the lgbtphobic Sikêra Junior
And, of course, this new way of holding the aggressor responsible necessarily involves repairing the damage caused to the victim. Under our current legal system, this repair is usually made through compensation for moral and material damages. In the United States, repair already has other layers, such as, for example, guaranteeing victims the right to speak up in court before their aggressor, so that they can say what they want about the damage caused, since speech also repairs.
It is necessary that, collectively, we are dedicated to innovative and more effective solutions than just prison. Because it doesn’t solve the social problem or individual damage. May we increasingly see famous aggressors falling into obscurity, far from the hearts of public opinion.