The Today Show - June 25, 2009
David Goldman who has been trying to recover his son from Brazil for over five years, appeared with his lawyer Patricia Apy on the Today Show today with Meredith Viera. It was a powerful interview and a fitting exclusive rebuttal of the highly objectionable CBS Morning Show interview with Sean's stepfather and maternal grandmother earlier this week. You'll find this interview below.
Happily, Viera is willing to do her homework, unlike the coverage earlier this week on CBS' The Morning Show. It was obvious that no one at CBS has a clue about the real issues here. Must be that sensationalizing a story means more to CBS than getting a hard news story right.
June 1, 2009 decision: Brazilian Judge Rafael Pinto ruled that Sean should be returned to the U.S. immediately
A firm opinion was issued by Judge Rafael Pinto on June 1st in Rio de Janeiro stating that Sean has been the victim of parental alienation and that he should be placed in the custody of his father immediately to avoid more harm to Sean. The transition was to take place in the United States. Unfortunately, Joao Paulo Lins e Silva appealed almost immediately, and a stay was granted.
On June 8th, Judge Pinto decided that since Sean wasn't cleared to leave Brazil, it was appropriate to have the reunification of father and son take place in Brazil. Given the fact that Joao Paulo Lins e Silva, Sean's stepfather has gone to great lengths to interfere with and/or simply prevent (in violation of a court order) positive parenting time between David and Sean, reunification in Brazil is less than ideal, as David and Patricia Apy told Viera.