“I lost the trial because according to the justice of my country I could not prove that it was 11 at night. He said that he had returned to his concentration at 8:00 pm and with the permission of the technician, “Magaly told a foreign media.
After Guerrero’s notarized letter was torn up, Magaly’s problems increased and she had to publicly rectify herself so that the judge would not sentence her. However, that was not enough, because she later went to prison.
“I categorically correct myself and point out the falsity of the aggravating news that affected the honor of the complainant, pointing out that the aforementioned photos in which Paolo Guerrero appears accompanied by Fiorella correspond to Friday, November 6, 2007 at 8:00 pm and not to the time the news spread. Consequently, the professional player of the national team did not escape from the concentration as stated, noting the lightness with which the information spread about the conduct of Paolo Guerrero was obtained, without verifying its veracity with elements suitable”, expressed ‘La Urraca’.
Magaly Medina and her stay in jail
On October 16, 2008, Magaly was sentenced to five months in effective prison and was transferred to the Santa Mónica prison, after losing the defamation lawsuit filed by the soccer player. Her producer at the time, Ney Guerrero, was also sentenced to three months in prison for the same case.
The TV presenter, finally, only spent two and a half months of the five that were imposed on her, as her lawyers filed an amparo action. In this way, on December 31, 2008, she and Ney regained their freedoms.
In 2020, the journalist returned to remember this hard time of her life, considering it “the worst Christmas of her life”.
“I decided to prepare everything as if I were going to spend Christmas with them. That order of departure never came, so that day I gave three cucumbers for Christmas. At 6 pm, the door closed and my parole paper did not arrive. For me, the day was over. It was a very hard Christmas, you imagine that your parents in your house are suffering, because they don’t have their daughter at the table, my son was going through an existential crisis, he didn’t want to celebrate Christmas, I had to convince him that he had to celebrate for his grandparents, for their uncles and for their nephews, ”confessed Magaly on her YouTube channel.
What did Magaly Medina say years after leaving prison?
In 2018, ten years later, the popular “Urraca” recalled that “tragic” episode on Twitter. She revealed that there is an unknown story of her trial with Paolo Guerrero, but one day it will be made public.
“A day like today 10 years ago, a controversial sentence sent me to prison along with my producer Ney Guerrero. One day the whole story will be known. For me, jail was the heavy price I paid for telling the truth,” he wrote.
He then added: “You cannot be sent to jail for your opinions or for reporting. That violates the constitution and our rule of law.”