Grandmother Blasts Brazil for Selling Out Sean Goldman and Vows to Visit Him Soon

    Silvana Bianchi Silvana Bianchi, the grandmother of Sean Goldman, the 9-year-old American boy who was taken to Brazil by his mother when he was 4 and who was returned to the United States, this Christmas Eve, met the press in Rio, on Christmas day, to talk about the departure of her grandson.

    Bianchi, who had sent an open letter to Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva asking that Sean be heard by the courts so that he could tell the judge if he wished to stay in Brazil or live with his father in the US, once again criticized the decision of the Supreme Court that ordered the immediate handover of the boy to his American father.

    "It was one of the saddest things in my life, because to me Sean was a younger son," the grandmother stated. "I had already lost my daughter, I kept Sean, my son Luca and the little girl. But to give up a child is a very painful thing."

    She recalled how painful it was to have to say goodbye to the boy at Rio's US Consulate:

    "I gave Sean a kiss and said, 'Sean, my heart and yours are going to be together forever, nobody can separate us.' What's inside my heart and what's inside Sean's heart no one will separate, no one will censor, no one will pull out as they did. After that we parted and so far I haven't had news of him."

    She cried a lot and seemed outraged. "What they've done to my grandson is such a coward act, that sentence by Minister Gilmar Mendes is inhumane. He separated two siblings. I'm with a baby girl of 1 year and 5 months in my house who is asking me all the time where is her brother. To exchange my grandson for an economic agreement between two countries is an act with a child that has no adjective to describe it."

    Sean's uncle, Luca Bianchi, who also participated in the press conference, commented that David Goldman, Sean's father, showed no interest in seeing the child before the death of Bruna Bianchi, the boy's mother and his sister, who died while giving birth to daughter Chiara, a little over one year ago.

    "The first time he requested to visit Sean was a week after the death of my sister. Before that, I believe that for 4 years and 8 months, he never asked to visit the son," said Luca, who also told reporters how the boy acted upon learning he would have to go back to the US.

    "There are two things he said the day he got the news that stuck in my head. The first was when we said, 'Look, Sean, we lost, we did everything we could, but now there's nothing else we can do, you will have to go back to the United States'. He said: 'But how? But I don't want. I don't want.' We told him, 'But it's the law.' He then said: 'Damn, I lost my mother and now am I going to lose my whole family?"

    The Bianchis say they want to go as soon as they can to the United States, but they want to be sure that they will be allowed to see  Sean.

    "We will ask for visitation rights, through the Brazilian embassy in Washington and this visit will happen as soon as possible," said the grandmother.

    Sergio Tostes, the family's lawyer, showed the press the Christmas card made by Sean and sent to him and his wife.

    "I want to show the card he sent us: 'Sergio and Etilene, thanks for the help and three million things more. I write little because this can't be explained with words. Merry Christmas, a kiss, Sean. Don't throw this away. I made it myself,'" read Tostes.

    "This was a lovely boy, this boy who they said was not mature enough to express his opinion," the lawyer added.

    In the Attorney General's Office, no one was found to talk about the Bianchis interview. The Supreme Court and the Planalto Palace, Lula's office, declined to comment on their statements.

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    • Here we go again

      Still dancin…
      I kew you’d like me if you met me…;-)

    • Here we go again

      The Wiitten Samba Continues
      Yep we visit Brazil. We love it there, but even he doesn’t know if he could ever go back… to live…

      And yep I should have read more about where Sean was born before placing that bet. But, I’m only calling it like I see it. It was an educated guess.

      I’ m 10 years in so I am not backing down on what I have seen. But on the other hand, if a Brazilian told me that “you dumb ass American, you live beyond your means, you bought a house you can’t afford and you don’t see your family enough and you are too attached to your big screen TV and your car, and most of you are too fat, I’d have to fess up and say your right. We are materialistic that way. But Brazilians want to live in America (not all but alot) then realize that there is a significant part of your culture you miss after being here for a while and you tend to get down right absurd about it and blame us for not being like you. Like ” oh I heard about this woman that does massage… and guess what? She’s Brazilian. I heard about this nail place and guess what? She’s Brazilian and I found this mortgage broker and guess what? he’s Brazilian. I found a great plastic surgon and guess what? He’s Brazilian and has his own TV show… I have to laugh at the absurdity of it after a while. You guys are so wrapped up in your Brazillianess. It reminds me of a 15 year old. And in alot of ways, that is how I see Brazilian Society. Like a 15 year old that thinks they know everything and still have alot of growing up to do. For as arrogant as you think Americans are, Brazilians are just as bad. But I do like your food… Better than ours… and your beaches are pretty nice… and you’re culture is way cool… better than ours but your crime rate and social situation sucks and your anti Americanism issues come across like your trying too hard to be superior.

      So you take it out on us that… you miss your culture… you miss the beach… its too cold in America… so some of you take steps to plot your escape route… I’ve seen it and it is exactly what Bruna Bianchi did. And your families rub your forehead and say oh my daughter, don’t worry, I got your back, and fuck your American Family. Guess what? I would never do that to my Brazilian Family or my husband.

      Just callin it like I see it… Thats all. And if you still think I’m talkin thru my ass well, my ass will be face up on a beach in Brazil sometiime soon. stop by for a chat. Maybe we can solve the worlds problems.

    • Gavin Stein

      Silvana Bianchi news flash the Brazilian Embassy in DC has zero jurisdiction over custody or visitation arrangements. This is not Brazil where you have and can bribe the judiciary, in the US things are done differently so you are going to have to kiss David Goldman’s butt and play by his rules if you want to see Sean. Cheers.

    • marco

      absurdity
      the real issue here is money. david was decidedly middle class. his ex wife was convinced-by her parents-that she didnt need to be a “slave” in new jersey (she had to work as a schoolteacher). They engineered the kidnapping of sean. OVerlay that with the religious differences between their families (the ex wife was “saving” sean by restoring his catholic upbringing).

      now, after denying the father access, and having no feelings of human empathy towards him during all these years of missed birthdays and holidays, she is torn apart with grief at her separation from her grandson. This is a self centered, horrible human being. THe fact that David will still consider supervised visits with this horror shows what a fine human being he is.

    • Cherryl Lewis

      Boycott Brazil! Boycott the Olympics! Vote with your Wallet!
      Until every child has been released from their Brazilian abductors, boycott Brazil and everything it exports and profits from!

      SPIT!

    • ChrisT.

      Bring $$$$$$ (Sean) home!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • brett

      job
      This is a great post Dmitry. I just had one of the ‘Doh!’ moments and ran back to correct my own site before publishing my comment. You see my own comment form did not match what I’m about to advise. I get less comments than you, so never noticed any problem. I’ve changed it now anyway so here goes.

      work form home

    • ..

      [quote]Just callin it like I see it… Thats all. And if you still think I’m talkin thru my ass well, my ass will be face up on a beach in Brazil sometiime soon.[/quote]

      After reading your lengthy and witty explanation, I withdraw my earlier statement that you were talking through your ass! Have a great vacation on the beach, but please make sure you carry Sun tan lotion [b][i]not[/i][/b] made in PRC!! You guys have gone crazy buy importing everything from that country, including Frozen vegetables. Unfortunately, we are following your example of wiping the domestic manufacturing sector.

      Take care.

    • ..

      [quote]I’d be willing to bet $ that Sean Goldman was born in Brazil…). [/quote]

      You lost your bet.The rest of your comments shows that you are talking through your ass.

      [quote]My Brazilian husband sees it as well but it took him a long time of seeing it over and over (and listening to my strong opinions about it)[/quote]

      Did you abduct your Brazilian husband and refuse to let him visit his homeland? BTW, you sound like Ms.Clickmouse. 😉

    • Here we go again.

      The Brazilian in America Samba
      The social gap between the haves and the have not’s in Brazil is in full view in this story in a weird way. This woman is delusional because that is what she knows in her world. I think she has no idea how she comes across to the rest of the world reading this. She sees absolutely nothing wrong with what she and the family have done because that is all she knows. Its hard to read and I am embarrassed for her.

      Poor sean is a kid stuck between 2 different cultural points of view clearly the Dad being in the right (way to go Dad!). I really hate to say this because I love Brazil but it has become so corrupt, that its a way of life. I know alot of Brazilians, married to one and I see this all of the time. There is a selfishness there in every Brazilian I know that they are not even aware of. Americans have this too on a certain level but its different in a Brazilian. Its almost like this personal cocky “I deserve” point of view that they can’t see how it affects people around them. One of my girlfriends who is a Brazilian has come right out and said “as long as “I” am happy… she knows and doesn’t care how her actions affect people including her own son’s relationship with his American father that she divorced (at least she didn’t split for Brazil). She is from a rich Brazilian Family. Boy did this story make me think of her…

      Every female Brazilian I know married to an American (and I know alot of them) if she gets pregnant, she goes to Brazil to have the child, spending up to 5 or 6 months of her pregnancy there with her family. Most of the men cannot afford to take that kind of time from the job in the US to spend that time in Brazil (mortgage payments etc) so these men are deprived of a moment in their lives that is priceless because they have to keep things going at home in the US (and the Brazilian girls do this for 2 reasons, family ties are alot stronger with Brazilian families and because of the dual citizenship thing that will make it easier for them to do exactly what Bruna Bianchi did. Take the child to Brazil if things don’t work out. I’d be willing to bet $ that Sean Goldman was born in Brazil…). Its not right, but I have seen this happen so many times and I have strong opinions about it every time I see it happen . My Brazilian husband sees it as well but it took him a long time of seeing it over and over (and listening to my strong opinions about it) before he realized that its wrong and how this attitude affects the people you love that somehow most Brazilians just do not see or do not care to see. I think this is a narcissistic problem in Brazilian society that will never go away. Its a rampant social thing, and ego thing about themselves, their country and their culture. I think its the root of why Brazil is soooo corrupt because of this thought process. Silvia Bianchi is an extreme case of this behavior. She’s a Brazilian thats all I can say… I’m sure I will get the Brazilian bashing for saying this but sorry gang. Its true. Love you guys but you’re a pain in the ass sometimes… You want your cake and eat it too… Brazilian men can start by weaning themselves off of the Brasil shirts… It’s a start… : )

      PS not saying as Americans we are perfect because CLEARLY we are not. Myself included.

    • Jeana

      Master Manipulator
      This woman was the master mind of this whole ordeal. She first sets up her daughter with an old friend’s son who recently divorced. They met a few times when Bruna was in Brazil for holidays. The mother continues to remind her daughter she’s a slave in NJ, working as a teacher, that in Brazil she would have everything and this man was rich! She could have that design business she’s always wanted. So they packed in June 2004, knowing fully well they would not return. This man and his father are lawyers who specializes in these types of cases, so they manipulated everything from the beginning. David vs. Goliath since day one. But justice prevails – only after David gained momentum from NBC that spread the story worldwide. The government got involved finally after all the pressure Americans put on their representatives to act. If Brazil would have done the right thing from the beginning, this would have been a settled case and the child could have split his time between US and Brazil and just maybe they would not have lost their daughter. It was said that Bruna did not want to get pregnant until she was married. If they had done everything by law, she would have gotten a divorce quicker in NJ and shared custody with her husband. She would have been able to have another child much earlier than last year and just maybe would not have suffered complications. It’s too bad that in the end, everyone suffered but there is hope yet for David Goldman and Sean to live a normal life. I hope David uses this experience to be the spokesman – the Ambassador if the bill passes – for the cause to bring home more children.

    • JPine

      The Rest of the Children
      The entire ordeal has been very sad indeed. I only hope that this brings to light the 60 or so other children still here and held captive by their own parent. I see soon many mothers and a few fathers making frantic phone calls and arrangements to return with the chidren and avoid this circus. I think they should do it soon, before the US makes new laws that will punish them for a crime, Now the world is watching what the US will do next to get the children back. Maybe suddenly there will be accusation of physical harm or sexual harm to avoid having to take the children back? Suddenly, all the kidnapped children brought here are victims? I would not be surprised.

    • JPine

      The Rest of the Children
      The entire ordeal has been very sad indeed. I only hope that this brings to light the 60 or so other children still here and held captive by their own parent. I see soon many mothers and a few fathers making frantic phone calls and arrangements to return with the chidren and avoid this circus. I think they should do it soon, before the US makes new laws that will punish them for a crime, Now the world is watching what the US will do next to get the children back. Maybe suddenly there will be accusation of physical harm or sexual harm to avoid having to take the children back? Suddenly, all the kidnapped children brought here are victims? I would not be surprised.

    • Gavin Stein

      Silvana Bianchi – YOU GOT WHAT YOU DESERVED YOU SHAMEFUL WOMAN
      You got what you deserved. You abducted Sean and by doing so you demonstrated that you did not give a sh@t about Sean or David. Enjoy your priviledged, corrupt, arrogant life in Brazil. I hope the US Embassy does not give you a known child abductor a visa to come to this country. I am sure Sean is really looking forward to spending quality time with his “real” grandparents – namely David’s parents. Soon he will forget about you. Merry Christmas. Gavin

    • Kathy

      Brazil should be ashamed of itself as a country
      It’s obvious no one was concerned with Sean, just themselves. What they did to that boy is outrageous. Who do they think they are keeping that boy from his BIOLOGICAL father, who loves him and cares for him. It’s insane that this custody case took this long. All I can say to that family is HA! You got what you deserve and I hope you don’t get to see Sean for a year. I don’t think David would keep you from Sean like you did because he’s obviously not like any of you!

    • Gringo21

      Looks like someone has taken over my nic Gringo1 – It’ s not surprising in Brazil. Especially with posters like Costinha on this site. I have no issues with any religion or any race. So when you see gringo1 from now on, realize that it’s a mentally deranged idiot.

    • Father

      She talks as if Sean’s father does not exist. Evil woman I hope she died from a horrible disease.

    • Susan

      Controversial issues always bring out the bottom feeders
      I guess intelligent, thoughtful people don’t comment on forums such as this. They always seem to attract the low IQ, psychologically damaged, small vocab types. I wasn’t going to bother even scrolling down when I clicked on the link but again I was apalled at the types that comment. People who would never say what they do in the light of day. They don’t venture out of their caves often thank god.

    • Elianne

      The brazilian family and all the brazilian who agree with those people
      F*k off 🙂 Oh, and kiss my american @ss, too!
      Hope David never let them see him again.
      😉

    • Elliot

      Silvana – are you aware that you broke U.S. law when you kidnapped Sean in 2004? I hope you plan to visit the U.S. very soon because you will be met upon your arrival and promptly arrested. Never thought about that, did you?

    • Karma

      To GoodManWhoCares – We are very sorry for your experiences as an adopted child who was in a similar situation. Not all situations like this end up the same so although you are probably closest to Sean’s situation compared to many of us who have opinions, maybe your situation could have been better or different too.

      Even if David wasn’t a good husband, (which is highly unprobable, but lets just say for the sake of argument he was a bad husband) they have not provided any evidence what so ever of him being a bad FATHER justifying denying him access to his son. They cleverly claim they didn’t deny him actions through their words, yet their actions speak much louder than words. Thats the craziness about this case. They are saying one thing and doing another acting like they are law abiding decent people. The families actions depict those of someone who knows they were clearly doing something illegal and morally inconceivable so they played “DUMB” for their own selfish interests. No doubt they love that little boy, but they loved him selfishly and for their own immediate gratification. They should have been allowing Sean and David to speak and meet. They should have been singing the praises of their father. Instead they pretended like Sean didn’t have a real father, probably out of fear that Sean himself would want to leave them and go with him. Could you imaging Sean as an adult having anxiety and guilt that he could potentially suffer that his REAL father never wanted him? Had he stayed in Brazil until adulthood he could have been just as traumatized as he might be now having been removed from Brazil so abrubptly as he was on Dec 24. I’m sorry but the interviews, the attitude, the selfishness, the corruptness, the immoralness, the blatant disregard and probably prejudice this family has publicly displayed so far, Lord only knows what happens behind their closed doors. For this reason alone, the vast majority of onlookers hearing about this case are siding with David Goldman raising his child. Even if Sean wasn’t David’s child, I would say he needed to be removed from that families home.

      On the day they gave Sean away, the caring parent would have been telling Sean, “dont worry baby, you are going with your father who loves you to death and who is going to take so much care of you, you will never have to worry. You are going to a great place to have an exciting life. We will see you soon. You are going to be so happy.” Instead they gave the poor child anxiety by telling him there was nothing they could do, and Sean was being taken away because its the law. It makes me sick to my stomach just thinking about the emotional games they were probably playing with this childs mind. So disturbing. What the Bianchi’s are going to have to do as this child matures and reads all the stories of how his life unfolded is profusely apologize for the agony that his mother put him through by taking him away from his father. What a nightmare this family created. They thought David would just disappear and they would get away with this atrocity. Shame shame shame on you Bianchi’s. I hope you are reading the thousands of blogs and opinions of people seeing your story and who practically loathe you and your behavior now.

      And to all of you anti-Brazilian, anti-American ignoramuses – get a clue and get a life

      Congratulations David. I can’t want to see this drama in a TV movie one day, when Sean is an adult and has forgiven all the STUPID adults in his family.

    • Sara

      Nah, I think the petition should stand until the other 60-odd kids Brazil is still dragging its feet on are returned. And that is just US children alone. It seems Sean is the first child Brazil has ever returned, until then it had a 0% rating at the Hague. Nice. If I was married to a Brazilian, I would never allow my child to enter that country without me. EVER.

    • Mike

      GoodManWhoCares is not good and I doubt he is a real man!
      Gringo1 you asshole; it is grandma who is bandstanding and selling photos. Dad is with son in Disney and is not doing interview after interview. THe Jew as you call him is not different then the Jew on the cross, A marter reserected to take care of the son and some holy ghost saw him through. Curse this jew you are also cursing Jesus you asshole.

    • Mike

      GoodManWhoCares is not good and I doubt he is a real man!
      GoodManWhoCares more like asshole who bashes Americans. No where did you mention anything negaitve about the dead wife just the father. You claim the child was happy but does he know how life with dad will be? Does he not have the right to know? With so many women wanting evil sperm donors raising their children what is wrond with this man taking care of his. What do you have against David? Are you pissed GOD took you “adopted” dad from you too soon. Hey, what did the dead kidnapper do to attempt to fit it, stick her nose up at her NJ neighbors I hope you get to visit your dad soon and put us put of our misery.

    • patty

      Pot Meet Kettle
      I am sure it is true that Sean is very torn at this point and is very sad at leaving the family he has known for the past five years. The very strong point Sean’s mother’s family refuses to acknowledge is that Sean was KIDNAPPED and TAKEN AGAINST HIS FATHER’S WILL and that SEAN’s FATHER AT NO POINT CONSENTED TO SEAN MOVING TO BRAZIL. Sean would not be in this difficult position right now going through what he is going through if it wasn’t for the illegal actions of Sean’s mother and her family.

      If anyone were to steal a child at the age of four and treat the child well and love the child for the next five years, I’m sure the child would have an emotional attachment to that person, but that wouldn’t make it morally or legally okay to kidnap the child.

      A testament to David Goldman’s character is that, despite what Sean’s mother, maternal grandparents and family have done, he said he would never try to prevent them from visiting Sean. He wouldn’t do to them what they did to him because his concern is what is best for his son.

      For Sean’s grandmother and family to act as if they are the victims here, it truly is a case of the pot calling the kettle black.

    • Gaucho

      RIO 2016
      Some Americans started a petition in a site about that, for boycot Rio 2016 Olimpic Games.
      I think that they sould delete the petition.

      I am also sure that Sean and David will be in Rio for the Olimpic games, maybe also for the 2014 worldcup!
      They will be always welcome here!

    • ..

      [quote]I’m sure the jew will also take advantage of the positive, happy outcome and sell some Sean’s photos to newspapers and magazines in the US in order to make some good quick cash.[/quote]

      Though the Americans are willing to buy any junk, he will be facing stiff competition from Rachel Clickmouse who probably has more photos she took of Sean during her long stay in Brasil. Eventually they may decide to merge and peddle the photos together.

    • Gringo1


      I’m sure the jew will also take advantage of the positive, happy outcome and sell some Sean’s photos to newspapers and magazines in the US in order to make some good quick cash.

    • K

      Yeah…Karma
      Whining granny needs to get a grip AND some serious psychiatric help. She has one concern and one concern only, HER OWN AGENDA. If she cared for Sean, this would never have dragged out so long and poor David wouldn’t have had to fight against evil for 5 years to have what is every parents right, to raise their own child and know the joy of being a loving parent. Sean will see what those people in Brazil really are eventually, and on his own. David has way too much class and dignity to poison his mind, the Brazilian family will do that all on their own.

      Remember this granny, you get what you give. You’ve given the Goldman’s untold heartache. Touche’

    • Gringo1


      Cruela da vil got what she deserved. Now Sean will be really happy with his real family in New Jersey. However, I still think Sean will be brought up by another grandmother (The American grandmother) as the jew here will be too busy modelling for National Geographic.

    • Double-Dot

      Ah have to agree with Jimmy,Nickey ,Frankie and other fine Americans and Brazilians. This old hag poses a threat to the free world and our Homeland Security should immediately to put her on the terrorist watch list. The moment she steps into the good ole U.S. of A, must be arrested and sent for a court martial. Guilty or not, shot on the spot.

      God bless America and our justice system. God also save America from such harridans like this Sylvia.

    • ana

      Brother is delusional and flat out lies…
      The brother is delusional. There is documentation on top of documentation of David immediately seeking the return of his son. His own sister is on tape denying David the right to see Sean unless she signs legal papers signing guardianship to her. There are also legal rulings that went against David. These rulings, obviously, were based on David seeking the return of his son. I am amazed that with all of these facts, he would still flat out lie. It is unbelievable.

    • usa

      this silvana lady is an arrogant criminal who should be arrested for child abduction… she should be banned from ever entering the u.s.a. … it is also clear that brazil moved very,very, slow on this case ,,,but it better not move so slow on the return of the 62 other cases of this problem of brazilian nationals taking children to brazil….brazil is now on the radar in the u.s. and its disrespect and lawlessness is a concern…brazilian nationals in the u.s.a.” illegally” ! have shown a lack of respect for u.s. laws….

    • Andrade

      [quote]Thanks for reminding us Cesar about all the Nazis that live in Brazil.[/quote]

      The Zionists did a thorough ethnic cleansing and got rid of the Nazis a long time ago, Tori. BTW, for how long are you going to accuse Brazil of hiding the “Nazis”?

    • ..

      [quote]Cruela da vil, Karma’s a BIOTCH. What a self centred narcissistic KUNT[/quote]

      I hope your Mom-in-Law is not like this wretched woman, Gringo1 !

      [quote]May she live a long and lonely life.[/quote]

      Such women live long lives, but always find sucker sons-in-law to make their lives not lonely, but lively. 😉 😀

    • Gringo1

      Cruela da vil, Karma’s a BIOTCH. What a self centred narcissistic KUNT. “It was one of the saddest things in MY life” Count how many times this mentally unstable witch mentions I, ME, MY. May she live a long and lonely life.

    • Gringo1

      Chega de dar holofote para esta Cruela da Vil. Foi cometido um crime de sequestro do menino para separÀƒ¡-lo do pai biolÀƒ³gico. A JustiÀƒ§a brasileira demorou para devolver a crianÀƒ§a ao seu paÀƒ­s. (O Sean Àƒ© cidadÀƒ£o americano). A mÀƒ£e brasileira veio para um viagem de poucos dias e aqui ficou junto com o Sean. O Pai americano drate cinco anos lutou par reaver o filho. NÀƒ£o lhe concederam nem o direito de ver o seu filho. O menino tem avÀƒ³s parternos, tios e primos nos Estados Unidos e lÀƒ¡ serÀƒ¡ feliz!

    • Kara

      The brother, Luca
      The brother is seriously distorting reality. David Goldman initated a lawsuit to get his son back soon after his wife, Bruna, fled to Brazil. And every time he tried to see his son, his request was rejected. And so when the brother or uncle, Luca, claims he never tried to see him, that’s simply not true. What is true, is that David Goldman ramped up his efforts to get the boy back after his mother’s death. But that makes perfect sense.

    • Nicholas usa_male

      I feel bad for the grandmother, but the boy belongs to his father. That Mr. Goldman perhaps never paid any attention to his son before the death of his ex wife, doesn’t matter, the boy belongs to be with his father. Once he’s 21,he can do what he wants.
      Some americans here, the way they behave, ignorant, make me feel ashamed. I bet most of them never visited Brazil nor have been out of their state or county, but I’m glad the majority in the US, never made this a Brazil vs US case. Why? Because we have worse issues to deal with. God bless you all and a happy new year.

    • Jomomtotwo

      Really?
      That woman needs to see a psychiatrist. She is obviously delusional, narcissistic and self-medicating with the wrong stuff. Ms. Bianchi, put down the pipe. Crack doesn’t do you any good as you obviously live in your own reality. The World is watching and if you even attempt to do any harm to that child as you proclaim you love him so much. WE WILL KNOW. And your reputation will end up like garbage…not that it isn’t now.

      You have done ONE good thing. You have made the plight of abducted children FRONT AND CENTER. And now people will think twice before they try this again…Thanks for that….Now back to your looney tunes life, you demented old hag.

      JK 😛

    • doug

      Karma
      The Goldman story should not be one of nationalistic pride or one of the US against Brazil…it is a story of child abduction and eventual reunion. Sean will grow to understand that his grandmother and stepfather used him in a very selfish way that was certainly not in his best interests. They also caused great shame on the great country of Brazil….finally it has been resolved in a peaceful and legal manor and it helps the world to see that in Brazil the rich and powerful cannot always win. A decade ago a young mother died trying to bring her son from Cuba to Miami…when she died the boys only parent lived in Cuba and against all public opinion…President Bill Clinton followed international law and returned the boy to his father in Cuba even though his mother had died trying to give them freedom. It was a painful but strong reminder that the rights of a parent always supercede the rights of other relatives or the state according to international law. I for one am glad that the Goldman family can now move on …restore their relationship and live happily. What could have been a healthy and lifelong relationship with the step father and grandmother will now undoubtedly end as Sean sees the self centered, selfish and harmful actions of his mothers family for what they were. Karma Karma Karma

    • João da Silva

      [quote]Grandmother Blasts Brazil for Selling Out Sean Goldman and Vows to Visit Him Soon [/quote]

      It is interesting to observe that her husband hasn’t said a word right from the beginning. According to the “open” letter she has written to the President of the Republic, her husbandÀ‚´s name is Mr.Raimundo Carneiro Ribeiro but she signed as Silvana “Bianchi” and her late daughter was known as Bruna Bianchi. I wonder if Mr.Ribeiro is her second (or Nth) husband and not the real father of Bruna. Even the childÀ‚´s “uncle” signs as Luca “Bianchi” and doesn’t use the last name of “Ribeiro” .

      The entire story sounds very strange and looks like Mrs.Silvana “Bianchi” is trying to get [i][b]maximum exposure[/b][/i] in the national News media with some purpose known only to her and the rest of the family. At least we know Mr.Goldman has signed a contract with NBC on exclusivity basis to cover his story. I get a feeling that we haven’t yet seen the final episode of this “Novela”

    • david r

      Kidnappers. That sums it up. The rest is mere spin.

    • Kelly

      Wow, she has nerve….and no heart! Poor, sad lady!

    • logan

      Dear David..I know you will be smart enough to ever let this crazy Bianchi visit your …YOUR son..this nut case Brazil family will always ..ALWAYS undermine you and your role as Sean’s FATHER…Don’t allow….I would not put it above this family to attempt to take you out….have someone lined up asap to watch over as a legal Guardian if something were to happen to year clearly Granny in FNNN NUTS!!!!! She thiks the bond they have is stronger than a Father..Son….No way ..I love my Grandma but seriously..I talk to about three times a year as she drifts in and out of reality and 1980…….God Bless you and Sean and Let’s step up as Americans and stop allowing these scumbag third world countries like Brazil…break the law!!!

    • Janet

      Me, Me, Me
      The woman has absolutely no regard for what she and her family did in the past to keep this young boy from his father. It’s all about her, with no inkling of the shame she should feel for keeping the boy from his father. Perhaps if the family had been less self-centered from the beginning all involved would have better relationships and this little boy’s life wouldn’t be so convoluted. No doubt he will need plenty of counseling — something his Brazlian family should feel totally responsible for (especially since even more will be required to get over the inconsiderate parading that took place when Sean was delivered to his father). And why is she raising the little girl, is the father so out of the picture that he does not raise his own children?

    • Janet

      Me, Me, Me
      The woman has absolutely no regard for what she and her family did in the past to keep this young boy from his father. It’s all about her, with no inkling of the shame she should feel for keeping the boy from his father. Perhaps if the family had been less self-centered from the beginning all involved would have better relationships and this little boy’s life wouldn’t be so convoluted. No doubt he will need plenty of counseling — something his Brazlian family should feel totally responsible for (especially since even more will be required to get over the inconsiderate parading that took place when Sean was delivered to his father).

    • Sara

      That family is either crazy or liars
      It is part of the court record that David asked to see Sean. The father-in-law even admitted in court testimony that he hung up the phone whenever David called, using the excuse that his lawyer said he didn’t have to talk to anybody suing him. And why was David suing him? Because he helped steal the man’s son. David Goldman filed his lawsuit against his then wife shortly after she failed to return. That alone is proof that he wanted his kid. The uncle is either crazy or a liar.

      And the grandmother is selfish. She lost a daughter so she thinks that gives her the right to cause another person to lose their child? Oh the irony there. No wonder her daughter was so selfish, that apple didn’t fall far from the tree. This whole thing never would have happen if Bruna Goldman had filed for divorce in NJ and if she won custody, which I doubt she would have because David was Sean’s primary care griver (which she admitted in court documents), she could have petitioned to return to Brazil with Sean visiting his father during the summers. I have many friends who actually followed the law and that was the outcome. Guess his mother figured sharing her child was just too much.

    • George

      Bianchi is a lonely, depressed and obviously insane bitch
      Someone needs to sit Bianchi down and bitch slap her. She is in denial. She is a criminal and obviously has no feelings for Sean. She only has feelings for her feelings. She should be in federal prison.

    • James from Philly

      The Privledged
      Silvana Bianchi is one of most selfish, self centered people in the world. For her to think her criminal actions are above the law as well as above the needs of her country is insane. Her country sold her out? Put down the crack pipe, grandma. Yes, Brasilian Justice is slow and sometimes corrupt but in the end, they did the right thing. Her attitude reinforces her belief she has God given rights that put her above the law. Being wealthy in a country like Brasil isnt like being wealthy in the States…Brasil is a country of Haves and Have nots.. When Brasil became a Democracy the ruling families grabbed all the wealth and have never shared it with the rest of the population. This is why there is such a delta between rich and poor with very few middle class..

      Brasil didnt sell out..Brasil did the right thing and returned the child to his father,

      James in Philly.. God Bless America!!

    • Jack Kent

      Fine Moment of Brasilian Jurisprudence
      First. It was not U.S. media fabrication. It was a Child Abduction. In fact, both the lower courts in Brasil and the Supreme Court of Brasil concurred that it was abduction and ordered the boy be returned to U.S. This is in compliance with Brasil’s laws and Brasil as part of Hague Convention Countries. Worth noting, both FBI and Interpol had an outstanding warrant on the mother (the warrants became a moot point after her death). What the Brasilian woman did was in violation of Brasil’s Law also. In Brasil, the laws requires minor travel outside of Brasil presenting government documentation showing BOTH parents’ consent. In this woman’s case, clearly, the father’s consent was absent.

      Second. Brazil has outlawed racism century ago and its law reflect that. David Goldman’s ethnicity is not a factor in the Court’s decision. I am sorry you have such bigotry attitude which does not reflect Brasil’s history against racism of any kind.

      Third. It is worth noting that overwhelming majority of Brazilians wanted the boy be returned to the father and U.S. According to many polling, one particular done by Globol News, over 80% of Brasilians felt the boy should be returned to U.S. long time ago and the Brasilian grandparents harmed Brasil’s image aboard and does not reflect the sentiments of Brasil of fair play, equality and justice.

      Personally, I am glad the Brasilian justice system work. This is not about one boy. Brasil is ascending to global economic power and a lot of investors from all over the world are coming to invest in Brasil. People want to know if Brasil abides by its own laws and execute the laws. In this case, Brasil did. A fine moment in Brasilian jurisprudence.

    • Tori

      Thanks for reminding us Cesar about all the Nazis that live in Brazil.

    • Silvana

      To Cesar
      F*k off 🙂 Oh, and kiss my american @ss, too! 😉

    • César

      Shut up, damn jew!
      Child abduction? The boy’s mother just usurped her right of taking her child to her country and divorce. It was her right, not a kidnapping! Ignorant is the north american people, which is controlled by american media sources and politicians! Sean’s father is s fucking jew, who sold his history to a TV channel for a jet flight and a trip in Disney World. And he’ll try to convince him that his mother kidnapped him, using his money and the “american way of life”. You americans, are the scum of human kind!

    • Karma

      How bitter irony is
      “It was one of the saddest things in my life, because to me Sean was a younger son,” the grandmother stated. “I had already lost my daughter, I kept Sean, my son Luca and the little girl. But to give up a child is a very painful thing.”

      This woman has absolutely no right to voice her feelings when not once did they every acknowledge the feelings of the father who lost his son with no control or say in the matter. Seems her loved ones should be near to her, but others should be left to suffer?!? How does she have the audacity to speak as though she is God’s gift to this planet. What she and her daughter did 5 years ago was heinous and inhuman and now so many people are suffering, including them! The courts did what was RIGHT. Reunite a parent and a child that were forced to be apart by no choice of their own.

      This Brazilian family was blind and ignorant and just plain stupid for believing for a second that justice would not be served in this case. Power to David for doing the right thing all the way through this battle. Engaging US politicians was the only alternative because of the families complete disregard for his rights as the biological father. The Brazilian family forced this situation into a political battle but again, it just goes to show how there is a God and now hopefully other parents and families that are vicitms to child abduction will get the attention they need and deserve to bring them justice. And anyone who is thinking that they can commit such an awful act will now hopefully think twice before they undertake the illegal act of parting a parent and a child for no absolute good reason.

      Karma is a bitch Ms Silvana Bianchi and now you are going to get a taste of your own medicine! HA!

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