Peruvian far-left president Pedro Castillo testified in a virtual public corruption hearing on Monday.
During the hearing, a famous Brazilian male stripper dancing in a Stars and Stripes G-string suddenly popped up on the screen.
Leftist President Castillo was testifying in his alleged corruption hearing when the Brazilian stripper took over the screen.
An unexpected clip of a male stripper popped up in the middle of the virtual hearing as prosecutor Samuel Rojas was outlining the reasons why Castillo should be investigated.
The unexpected content appeared as Rojas was outlining the reasons why Castillo should be investigated. The hearing was being publicly broadcast on the judiciary branch’s television channel, with the offending clip later shared widely on Twitter.
A supreme court judge is evaluating a request to throw out the investigation into whether the president led a corruption plot involving his former Minister of Transport and Communications, Juan Silva, who is currently in hiding.
The president’s legal defense team is trying to prevent prosecutors from questioning him at a hearing scheduled for Friday.
The video of Milos appeared through the user account of Benji Espinosa, a member of Castillo’s defense team, prompting a brief suspension of the hearing.
Espinosa denied that he was responsible for the video and says he was the victim of “computer crime.”
“The video appeared abruptly, giving the impression that it came from my account, which I reject,” Espinosa told Reuters by phone.
The lawyer added he was filing a complaint with the judge and claimed that the incident “shows that the virtual system of the judiciary is vulnerable.”
Leftist President Castillo currently faces scrutiny of alleged corruption in his government, social protests and a fall in popularity after 10 months in power.
Watch the video below:
Last April, massive protests against President Castillo as inflation surges and food shortages hit Peru.
Thousands took to the streets to protest Communist President Pedro Castillo as inflation soars and food shortages hit Peru.
This is why inflation is so serious. While elites in our country joke about inflation and dismiss it as a concern, this is Peru. pic.twitter.com/UheLOlk6BR
— Aaron Ginn (@aginnt) April 7, 2022
A state of emergency was declared as farm workers and truckers protested increasing fuel and fertilizer prices.
PERU: The country has declared a state of emergency, mobilized the military to support riot police, and issued several cities a curfew after nationwide protests against inflation, fuel prices and the government spread for a week. pic.twitter.com/W2v18kNDK9
— Apex World News (@apexworldnews) April 5, 2022
In #Peru, leftist President Pedro Castillo imposed a curfew in the Lima and Callao regions to try to curb protests against the government. The government has become the target of Peruvian’s wrath over inflation. Take a look:pic.twitter.com/gAtxxtJUiH
— Steve Hanke (@steve_hanke) April 8, 2022