A Madrid court has suspended the trial that was scheduled for May 4 and that was going to put the Galician comedian on the bench David Suárez for a sexual comment on Twitter on women with Down syndrome, which the Prosecutor’s Office describes as humiliating and humiliating.
In a car, to which Efe has had access, the Criminal Court number 22 of Madrid agrees to suspend the trial and raise a query to the Provincial Court of Madrid to decide if the cause falls within its competence.
It does so at the request of the Prosecutor’s office, who wrote a letter last week to the court requesting that the case be referred to said court to decide on jurisdiction considering that it is the body that must judge the facts.
David Suarez He is accused of a hate crime and faces a prosecution request for a year and 10 months in jail and a fine of more than 3,000 euros.
The facts are limited to a tweet “of humiliating and humiliating content”, in the opinion of the Prosecutor’s Office, that the comedian published on April 18, 2018 in which it said: “The other day they gave me the best blowjob of my life. The secret was that the girl used a lot of slime. Some advantage had to have Down syndrome.
A comment that the public prosecutor believes he made “with evident contempt for the group of people with Down syndrome”, from an open profile and that in June 2019 it had 77,963 followers. Until that day, the message generated 10,000 comments, 4,778 retweets and 13,793 “likes”.
The Prosecutor’s office considers the facts constituting a crime against the exercise of the fundamental rights of article 510.2 of the Penal Code, which contemplates imprisonment from six months to two years in prison for those who injure the dignity of persons through actions that involve humiliation, contempt or discredit by racist, anti-Semitic, ideological, religious or belief reasons, family situation, sexual orientation or identity, for reasons of gender or illness or disability.
He also requests that during the time of the sentence he be disqualified from the exercise of his profession as a comedian on social networks, and another 5 years of disqualification from the exercise of an educational profession or trade in the teaching, sports or free time field.
As a result of the controversy that his comment generated, the Ser string He dispensed with his collaboration with the program “Yu, don’t miss anything” from Los 40 Principales, despite not having done it on the air.
The Spanish Committee of Representatives of Persons with Disabilities (Cermi) also denounced the comedian for this “humiliating” comment.
The comedian said that it was not his intention to “hurt people with Down syndrome” and, after highlighting that he feels rejection towards any humiliation suffered by a person, stressed that it is comical and that its gender is black humor.