Daniella Cicarelli

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Daniella Cicarelli
Daniella Cicarelli.jpg
Born Daniella Cicarelli Lemos
(1978-11-06) November 6, 1978 (age 39)
Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Nationality Brazilian-Italian[1]
Occupation Model
Modeling information
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Hair color Brown
Eye color Green

Daniella Cicarelli Lemos (born November 6, 1978) is a former fashion model and TV show hostess for MTV Brasil's Beija Sapo. She was engaged to Brazilian footballer Ronaldo for three months in 2005.[2]

YouTube controversy[edit]

In September 2006, a video of Cicarelli having sex with her boyfriend on a beach in Tarifa, Spain[3] was shot by paparazzo Miguel Temprano and broadcast on the TV show Dolce Vita on the Spanish station Telecinco. The video was spread around the internet, with Cicarelli being granted legal injunctions against YouTube and other websites,[4] leading to several Brazilian ISPs blocking YouTube. In January 2007 after a legal decision, YouTube was blocked in Brazil for two days, resulting in 5.7 million users being blocked.[5] This decision was criticized by internet watch groups for being an extremely selfish act. This happened when Cicarelli worked as a host on MTV Brasil, provoking a torrent of nearly 80,000 emails protesting against the blockade and her legal actions. Some people even went to the building of the TV station to protest.[6][7][8]

In 2007, YouTube won the case, based on the fact that there is no expectation of privacy on a public beach. Cicarelli appealed and in 2008 the Supreme Court of the state of São Paulo changed the decision, on grounds of lack of public interest and invasion of privacy.[9] The lawsuit isn't finished yet, because YouTube appealed and now wait for the judgment by the Federal Supreme Court. YouTube remains active in Brazil.[10][11][12][13]


  1. ^ http://corpoacorpo.uol.com.br/edicoes/219/artigo44216-3.asp
  2. ^ "China Daily". China Daily. 2005-05-12. Retrieved 2012-08-01. 
  3. ^ Justiça mantém liminar que obriga sites a tirar vídeo de Cicarelli com namorado do ar Archived March 8, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ "Cicarelli processa Globo, iG e YouTube por causa de vídeo de paparazzo - Internet - IDG Now!". Idgnow.uol.com.br. 2006-09-21. Archived from the original on 2012-06-18. Retrieved 2012-08-01. 
  5. ^ "Brazil model wins YouTube battle". BBC News. January 5, 2007. 
  6. ^ "Protesto na MTV contra Cicarelli Gulp ¬ Links ¬¬ by Gulp ¬ Links ¬¬". Gulp.com.br. 2007-01-13. Retrieved 2012-08-01. 
  7. ^ Louis Belanger, Canada (2007-01-12). "Cicarelli Case: Censorship and Boycott Dialectics in the Brazilian Blogosphere · Global Voices". Globalvoices.org. Retrieved 2012-08-01. 
  8. ^ "ISTOÉ Gente". Terra.com.br. Retrieved 2012-08-01. 
  9. ^ "Daniella Cicarelli ganha ação contra YouTube em bloqueio de vídeo - Internet - IDG Now!". Idgnow.uol.com.br. Archived from the original on 2008-06-15. Retrieved 2012-08-01. 
  10. ^ Sex Video of Merrill Banker, MTV Host Eclipses Brazil Election, Bloomberg.com, September 29, 2006.
  11. ^ Brazil model wins YouTube battle , BBC News, January 5, 2007
  12. ^ (in Portuguese) A Dona da Ação - Cicarelli é autora do processo contra o YouTube
  13. ^ Anderson, Nate (2007-06-28). "YouTube wins "supermodel sex on the beach" case". Arstechnica.com. Retrieved 2012-08-01. 

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