April 26, 2012
A Brazilian prostitute plans to sue the U.S. Embassy, three Marines and a Brazilian staff member for injuries caused when she allegedly was pushed out of a van in Brasilia.
Attorney Cezar Britto says his client will sue for injuries, medical expenses and lost income.
He describes Romilda Aparecida Ferreira as a "sex professional and dancer" who met the four at a nightclub on Dec. 29, 2011. She and three other women left with the men in three vehicles.
Britto says that after an argument, one Marine tossed her from the vehicle. She broke her collarbone, two ribs and punctured a lung.
The State Department says the woman was outside, trying to open the door of the moving vehicle.
The Marines were returned home and had their ranks reduced.