Spain Irene Montero pays the 18,000? of her conviction for calling María Sevilla's ex an abuser, but she will go to the Constitutional Court

The Minister of Equality, Irene Montero, has recorded, as EL MUNDO has learned, the 18,000 euros to which she was sentenced for falsely presenting Rafael Marcos, María Sevilla's ex-partner, as an abuser in May 2022, and she did so a day later that various media published his non-payment

Spain Irene Montero pays the 18,000? of her conviction for calling María Sevilla's ex an abuser, but she will go to the Constitutional Court

The Minister of Equality, Irene Montero, has recorded, as EL MUNDO has learned, the 18,000 euros to which she was sentenced for falsely presenting Rafael Marcos, María Sevilla's ex-partner, as an abuser in May 2022, and she did so a day later that various media published his non-payment. At the same time, the State Attorney's Office, which represents Montero in the lawsuit, has informed the court that her client will appeal for protection to the Constitutional Court to defend her innocence, according to legal sources.

The First Civil Chamber of the Supreme Court, which convicted her, communicated this Friday to the parties the consignment by Montero of the fine to which she was sentenced, just one day after it was published that Marcos' defense had requested an investigation of his assets to proceed with his seizure.

Montero had not paid the fine in the 20 days of voluntary execution after his conviction last June, and Marcos' lawyer, Ruth Arroyo, had been forced to ask the High Court to find out what assets could be seized from the Minister of Equality to face the sentence.

One day after it was published that Montero - for whom Podemos is pressing to enter the possible new Government of Pedro Sánchez - had not paid the fine, the procedural representation of the politician, supported with public funds by the State Attorney's Office, The amount was recorded, but without the interest and costs to which the minister is obliged.

On May 22, 2022, the day she violated the "personal reputation" of Rafael Marcos according to the Supreme Court, Irene Montero assured that the pardon to María Sevilla granted by her Government meant giving shelter "to the protective mothers" who only " "They defend themselves and their sons and daughters against the sexist violence of abusers."

Marcos has never even been prosecuted for any mistreatment. Despite the many complaints that María Sevilla filed against her son's father over the years, complaints always dismissed by the Court due to lack of evidence, the father was never charged with any act, and he obtained custody of his son, who lives today. with him in Estepona (Málaga), after his mother prevented him from seeing him for eight years, the last two during search and capture.

The Police had to release the minor, out of school at the age of 11, from a farm in Villar de Cañas, Cuenca, and Seville, who years before had spoken in the Congress of Deputies and in the Madrid Assembly with the help of Podemos as An expert in domestic violence, she was sentenced to two and a half years in prison for the kidnapping of the minor, and later pardoned by the Government, and treated as an "exemplary mother."

Now Montero should also take down the tweet with which he publicized his intervention on the social network that EL MUNDO has had access to. However, given the announcement of the request for constitutional protection, the State Attorney's Office has asked the Civil Chamber to suspend the execution of the rest of the sentence, on which the Supreme Court will have to rule before the conflict arrives. to the Constitutional.