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The French moralist Nicolas Chamfort said,
"Three-quarters of what makes up insanity
are but needs."
Greetings. Welcome to "Case Closed."
So, insanity is made up of our needs.
Let's see how this quote applies to our first case.
Mr. Director, let's introduce the litigants.
We can't cover the sun with a box.
Getting paid for being touched is prostitution.
The problem is not always the actions,
but the misinterpretation of those actions.
Don't mind him. He's a little dumb.
Let me see your wardrobe.
"Touching allowed for a tip."
Turn around. Let me see you.
Okay, you'll have time to explain this.
First of all, I'd like to apologize for showing up
in my work uniform.
-This is part of... -She's a pervert.
-You'll see. -Okay, great.
Israel, tell me why you're suing Adriana
and what are your demands.
I'm outraged and angry.
I don't even know where to start.
This woman here is screwing up my son.
She's the mother of my son.
What I want is to get full custody of my son.
I'm going through some difficult times right now.
I have to leave the country in three months
and go back to Guatemala.
We received deportation letters.
-We're both in the same boat. -Here's the deportation order.
-She's doing nothing at all... -You're Guatemalan?
-Yes. -You sound Mexican.
I sound Mexican because I lived in Mexico
until I was five. And by living with this woman,
I picked up the accent and the curse words, too.
So, you two were in a relationship.
-We are, yes. -And we have a son together.
Let me tell you a little more.
I met this person in Mexico.
We fell in love.
We had a son.
Two years after he was born,
I decided to come to this country to make some money.
things don't always turn out the way you thought they would.
You think you'll get rich here, but we did everything we could
and went from one badly-paid job to the next,
because we're undocumented. So, we decided to separate.
-Okay. -Because you weren't man enough
to save the marriage.
I was very willing, but it's not easy.
You're not married, are you?
-No, we're not. -Okay. You're not married.
But we separated and decided
to get shared custody of our son.
Last Wednesday, when I picked him up,
I realized... He's a very peaceful boy,
but he'd had a fight with another kid.
I asked him what had happened,
and he told me that the kids at school
were saying that his mom was a prostitute,
so he fought with them to defend
this person's honor.
Look at her.
You can't defend that.
You've both been deported, then.
-Yes. -You both received
a deportation letter.
You're going back to Guatemala. She's going back to Mexico.
Where was the child born?
So the kid is an undocumented immigrant, too.
He's coming to Guatemala with me.
The boy stays with his mother in Mexico.
You want the kid to go with you to Guatemala.
I want him to have a good role model.
I don't want him to spend another day
with this perverted prostitute.
I might be perverted, but I have more guts than you've ever had.
I'm very proud of my profession. I consider it a profession.
I'm very proud of what I do.
I'm not ashamed of being a fighter.
As a mom, I fight to raise my son.
That's not a good example to follow.
You're here to demand full custody of the boy
so he can go with you to Guatemala.
-Yes. -That means that, eventually,
he'll be cut off from his mom's life.
Because she's a bad person. Look what she's doing.
Our parents should be our role models. She can't be one.
How long has she been doing this?
Three months, ma'am.
I have footage. I taped her last weekend
because it was her turn with the boy.
You could've left a tip while you were there.
If there's a line, it means my goods are good.
Let's watch the footage, please, Mr. Director.
That's my beautiful boy.
You can touch, but you have to give me a tip.
- You're tainting him. - No. He's just helping out.
He's not sick, like you.
-I'm sick? Right. -You're sick in the head.
You're just messing with the boy.
Look at him, poor thing. He's got the alcohol.
Because I taught him how important hygiene is.
Look at him.
Look at that pervert. All her clients are perverts.
Hey, mister, come, come!
-I'm not ashamed. -You're not?
You should be ashamed because you're not man enough
to support your child.
He gives me money every other month.
-No stable income. -I don't have a full job
because I don't have a green card. It's not so easy.
I don't have one, either,
but I have the guts to put on this uniform
and work every day to provide for my son.
There's old people who are disabled and still get jobs.
Old people can't afford to do this job.
Okay, I get it.
This is the only thing she's ever done that upset you
since your son was born? -It upsets me, yeah.
-But is it the only thing? -Yes.
These past seven years, since he was born,
she's been a good mother. -I am a good mother.
-That's what I'm asking you. -Yes.
-She's been a good mother. -Yes, she has.
We're going to a recess now.
is is what I do.
I needed to start doing this
because I'm an illegal here, I don't have a green card,
and it's hard for me. -To get a job. Right.
He brings home some money every other month.
I can't be sure whether my son gets to eat this month or not.
So I had to do this.
We've even slept in the car
because we didn't have money for the rent.
So, it's not fair that this man here now tries to judge me
and accuse me of being a bad mother,
because I'm doing this for my son.
Everything I do, I do for him.
Nobody's taking my son's custody from me
because I'm not a bad mother. He's coming to Mexico.
How much do you make in a day doing this?
About 150, 180 dollars.
-A day? -Two, three hours a day.
And I don't neglect my son. I work while he's at school.
You're naked inside that box.
And people pay you money, a tip, as you call it,
to touch your breasts or your vagina.
Has anyone ever been inappropriate with you?
Yes. I've had sexual offers, which I've not accepted.
Only touching me is more than enough.
There hasn't been penetration.
It's only touching. And I'm not showing anything.
I'm not charging them, either. It's a tip, not a fee.
Has anyone tried to take advantage of this system?
Or is it only normal people who touch you and that's it?
I think that, because I work in a public place,
they don't dare cross the line.
I'm not in a motel, I'm in a public place.
-Your son goes with you. -Yes, I take him with me
because he suffers from chronic asthma,
and he's already had two very severe fits.
I can't leave him with the neighbors.
I don't trust anyone with him.
I won't leave him alone at home, either.
Doesn't it bother you that he's seeing...?
No, because he's an innocent boy.
-He's not sick, like his dad. -She's sick.
He's just trying to poison my son.
You saw him in the video. He's happy helping me out.
He knows he's not doing anything wrong.
And he's very excited because we're going to Disney World.
That's his dream. His father can't even take him to the park.
I make a living like an honest man. What do you do?
You know what I do.
-Do you have any witnesses? -I have one.
Let's speak with Israel's witness, please.
Let me tell you, this idea is not hers...
Oh, please, she's just a holier-than-thou.
I'll tell you later where this idea came from.
-Good afternoon. -Good afternoon, ma'am.
-Your name? -I'm Paola.
-And you are? -I'm their son's, Sebastian's,
schoolmate's mom. -And?
They had a fight in school a few days ago,
and my son's been acting very aggressively lately.
He wanted to go to Disney World, and when I told him we couldn't
because we couldn't afford it... -She's a hard working woman.
-Quiet. -When I told him that,
my son asked me to try doing the box thing,
to let people touch me. So I went to her house,
and told her that she's a dirty sinner.
You just don't do that.
She makes a living in a dirty way.
I have an honest job, and I don't have papers either.
I work cleaning people's houses, mowing their lawns.
-I make an honest living. -We earn money any way we can.
-She's a good role model. - Where I work, there's people
cleaning windshields and all that,
and they just put out their hand and beg for money.
At least I'm offering something in exchange.
I don't have to be naked to make a living.
She's not naked, though.
But she lets people touch her private parts.
Your husband touches yours, and you don't get any tips.
-That's just sad. -My husband gives me money.
Okay. Do you have another witness?
No, you don't have any more witnesses.
-You do, right? -Yes.
Let's talk to the defendant's witness.
Her husband supports her, so it's easy for her.
But I'm both the father and the mother here, dear.
You're a pervert.dea, sh,
and adapted it to suit her needs,
from a Spanish artist
that did something similar with a crystal box.
This artist tries to raise awareness
of women's rape.
"You'll touch me only if I allow you to."
She does this by means of a crystal box,
so that the one who touches it sees its own reflection on it
and realizes that this is the society we live in.
Okay. Now, here's Eduardo. He's here for the defendant.
That's right. I've been seeing her...
Another pervert. Just look at him.
I've been her client for a while now.
What kind of client?
-It's just touching. -Another pervert.
My wife and I both go see her. It's something different for us.
As a couple, it's helped us with our sex life.
She was colder before, but since we met her...
So you consider it therapy?
I see myself as a sexologist without a degree.
Well, it is new, all right.
It's novel, yes, but I'm not sure it works as sexual therapy.
-It can work for some people. -I don't doubt that.
Human beings are...
You look like you want to touch.
-Who? Me? -There's that look in your eye.
I could come closer, if you want.
I'll give you a tip without touching you.
-Thanks. -Because you've used your wits
as best you could.
In this world, sex sells.
People pretend to be so good.
People try to pass off as saints.
But, in the end, we're all perverts.
-And sex sells. -Thank you.
You know how I see it?
Is the boy here today?
-Yes, he's here. -He'll be our last witness.
We'll talk to the boy.
Call Antonia, our sexologist,
and Dr. Madeline Hernandez.
And send in the police officer that's in the back.
The boy's name is Sebastian.
-Hi, Sebastian. -Hi, Mrs. Polo.
-How are you? -Fine.
It's nice to meet you. Come here.
Okay, let me ask you something. Just between you and me.
-You go to work with Mom. -Uh-huh.
What do you think about it?
-It's a normal job. -Normal?
-She's poisoning him. -You're poisoning him.
Let him speak.
-It's his turn to talk now. -You're tainting him.
I don't think you need to talk anymore.
He and I are talking now.
You think it's normal,
but you've fought with your friends over this.
Because my mom... They insulted my mom.
Because they insulted my mom.
Now, tell me something.
You love both your parents very much, don't you?
But if you had to choose,
because life is difficult sometimes,
who would you rather live with? -With Mom.
You'd rather live with Mom.
-You see? -What's your job
when you help out your mom? What do you do?
I put alcohol in people's hands so they're clean.
You put alcohol in their hands so they're clean.
You do a great job.
You can go now.
Go with Roberto.
You see, ma'am?
-He's a clean, innocent boy. -You just saw for yourself...
-Hold on. -He's an innocent.
You heard him, he's not well. You've spoiled him.
Sex sells. Right, Antonia?
Sex sells, yes, but parents need to be held accountable.
This woman doesn't realize the consequences
that her actions could have in her son's sexual development
and... Let me finish.
And in the relationships he'll have.
This boy is being taught that exchanging sex for money
He's learning that he can offer his body to anyone.
He's even a potential victim of pedophiles.
He sees that his mom lets people touch her for money
and nothing happens.
He thinks that nothing happens when a stranger touches you.
She's a professional, yes,
but she doesn't understand my situation.
No insults, Adriana. Let her speak.
I'm thinking about
the information she's giving him.
We're not sure whether she's teaching him the right things.
A child needs to be taught values...
First of all, I'm not sure he knows that she's naked.
-I'm not sure. -He's pure-minded.
Does he know? He knows.
He knows, yes.
If he doesn't, I'm sure his mom has explained to him
what kind of job she does.
Besides, an eight-year-old knows about sexuality,
and that those kinds of things are of a sexual nature.
He won't feel sexual desire until his teenage years,
but he knows... -That is inappropriate.
The problem here is that he's not learning to differentiate
between what's normal behavior and what's not.
He could even touch other kids at school
because that's what he learned at home.
is what she does illegal in any way?
Of course. Whenever there's an exchange of money for sex,
that's considered... -Touching my boobies
is the same as touching my hand. Just flesh.
Besides, she's doing it in front of the kid.
She's made him her accomplice.
-It says "tips" here, not "fee." -It doesn't matter.
If she's being paid...
It's funny, but it's also very serious.
I don't make them pay.
If they don't have money, they just touch and go.
You don't understand anything, Adriana.
It's not fair.
Involving a kid in that activity is a serious crime.
She doesn't realize what she's doing.
Or maybe she does and she just doesn't care.
She's getting her son involved
in a highly sexual, illegal activity.
How come she hasn't been arrested yet?
The original artist gets arrested
in all of her performances.
All of them.
And she doesn't even get a child involved.
I don't care if you need money.
You can't corrupt the morals and ethics of your child.
You're sexually abusing your son.
If you get him involved in something like this,
you're corrupting him,
you're debasing him,
you're abusing him.
He doesn't know.
He's just a child.
As a woman, I understand you're trying to make money
to make sure he's okay. -I'm doing my best.
But you're not helping him by doing that.
It's all I can do.
The child still wants to live with her,
and that's a big problem.
You're a Mexican citizen too, right?
I think it's not wrong for her to do it
as long as she realizes it's not good for her child
and doesn't do it in front of him.
In that case, it's okay.
You heard him, I'm a good mother.
He's just not okay with this.
What you did is wrong, okay?
What you did is wrong. Can you see that?
I'm doing it for him.
Mothers know no boundaries when it comes to their children.
And what's the price? Corrupting your own son?
I just care about his future.
He'll learn you can touch women in exchange for money.
Is that the future you want for him?
He'll learn to respect women. He knows no one touches me
if I don't want to.
They could take your son away from you.
I've made a decision. Your petition has been granted.
I have spoken. Case closed.
We'll be back after the commercial break.
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