Hilma denies kidnapping and child says she brought to Brazil with authorization of the formerhttp://www1.folha.uol.com.br/folha/cotidiano/ult95u739005.shtml
21/05/2010 - 20h31
A former volleyball player of the Brazilian Chair Hilma said on Friday, told the program "Today", TV Record, which came to Brazil with his son, age 4, with permission of the ex-husband , American Kelvin Birotte. The child's father says that in 2006, mother and son traveled to Brazil to spend three months and did not return to the U.S.. Hilma Birotte accused of kidnapping and attempts to regain custody of the child in court.
"I came here with permission of the father of Kelvin. He was unemployed in the U.S. and came to Brazil with the expectation that he organize our lives there. He said he would get home and a better job, just not this what happened "said Hilma, who cried during the interview.
Accompanied by his lawyer, Gilberto Guimarães, she said she decided to seek separation and not return to the U.S. after Birotte hinted that she would sell their properties. "It made me sad, involve financial situation. He, with his family, said that Texas was great to invest. I understood that he wanted me to sell all my property to get to the U.S.. And this is not correct, then I knew I had to stay in Brazil and ran for Justice. The judge of the 9th Circuit Family of Belo Horizonte (MG) gave me full custody of my son, who is entitled to his father's visit and gave me my separation. I tried Justice to defend myself. "
Hilma also said he hoped that the former came to live with her husband and son in Brazil, where she has financial conditions better than him in the U.S.. "He [Birotte] never helped me. The Kelvin is 4 years and 9 months and he never called asking if he needed diapers or milk. And most important is love, that is the dream of any mother, is to have by the father. Even if the relationship does not work, but the father accompanies his son.'m african-Brazilian woman, we know what is important, especially with son, the father is present at the creation. He never showed interest in wanting me to help. It makes me very sad, "said the former player, thrilled.
The lawyer for former player said that during the time it was in Brazil Hilma waiting to Birotte, he showed no interest in seeing his son. "We know that his passport has seven entries for Brazil, and only two times he tried to Hilma: once to see his son, the other was for an audience. And we know, the press that he already has a regular life in U.S. with another Brazilian. "
Crying, Hilma denied it had kidnapped the child. "There is no kidnapping, it is to want to finish me off. No mother kidnaps her child, a mother always sees the best condition for the child. A mother does not run away from a country with the child if she is okay. What woman wants to build something with the child alone? "The dream of every woman is to have a husband helping, following education, with love, with finance, with everything," he said during the interview.
Hilma and the U.S. were married between 2004 and 2006. They met when he was a chef in the kitchen of a hotel in Las Vegas. Birotte says that in 2006, mother and son traveled to Brazil to spend three months, and have not returned to the U.S.. On occasion, Hilma had the request for custody of the child rejected by state courts. The father then appealed.
On April 29, deadline for the former player deliver the child to the father, the minister Nancy Andrighi of the STJ (Superior Court) decided that the boy should remain in Brazilian territory, in the custody of the mother, the end of the trial process.
The case recalls the boy's Sean Goldman, delivered to an American father in December by Court decision. Again, the situation involving the Hague Convention, of which Brazil is a signatory, which governs international child abduction.