Rogério Caboclo involved in fresh case of sexual harassment

CBF president Rogério Caboclo has been asked to temporarily step down after he was involved in a case of sexual harassment with a female employee.

Rogério Caboclo, the president of CBF, has been accused of sexual and moral harassment by a CBF employee. On Friday afternoon, the CBF Ethics Commission and the Governance and Compliance Board received the complaint.

Rogério Caboclo is no longer the president of the CBF, following the plaintiff’s assertion that she had documentation of the episodes that began in April of last year and demanded that the leader be investigated and punished.

The Brazilian Football Ethics Committee suspended the leader for 30 days on Sunday, just days after he was accused of something he denied.

“The CBF has received the decision of the Brazilian Football Ethics Commission provisionally suspending President Rogério Caboclo from exercising his powers (for an initial period of 30 days) this Sunday afternoon, June 6, by age criterion, the vice-president Antônio Carlos Nunes de Lima, who takes office on a temporary basis in accordance with the entity’s Statute. The judgment shall be kept confidential, and the process will be brought before the referenced Commission in order to investigate the complaint.”

During his absence, the eldest vice-president, Antônio Carlos Nunes, assumes leadership, and a special meeting of the CBF directors and the eight freshly elected vice-presidents has been arranged for Monday morning in Rio de Janeiro.

Caboclo will now focus on his defence and will have to answer via his attorneys.

“Rogério Caboclo’s defence says that he has never harassed anyone. And it will undoubtedly be uncovered during the CBF Ethics Commission’s investigation.”

While reports might have claimed Caboclo was leaning towards seeing coach Tite out, sponsors of the Seleção such as MasterCard, Itaú, Ambev, and Gol are preparing a document asking for the protection of Tite’s role as the manager. The general understanding is that a change in management could affect Brazil’s brilliant form so far and as well as their momentum going into the upcoming Copa America and World Cup tournament in Qatar next year.

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