BY William Sherman - DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER - February 2nd 2010
A wealthy Brazilian anchorman is fighting a bitter custody battle with his ex-wife, a gorgeous New York model he says conned a judge into letting her kidnap their daughter.
Rony Curvelo, 45, says it all started with a misfired e-mail.
He somehow sent to his ex, Maria Vianna, a missive that was meant for his news producer back in Sao Paulo asking whether he should go to Haiti to cover the earthquake.
Vianna, 29, took the e-mail to Manhattan Family Court Judge Gloria Sosa-Lintner and told her she feared Curvelo was planning to take 8-year-old Jennifer, who was in New York visiting her mom, with him.
"I wasn't going to Haiti and I'm not going to Haiti. The whole thing is lies for a legal kidnapping, and so far it's working," said Curvelo, who says he has full custody of the fourth-grader.
"I was shocked, stunned. I was at Kennedy Airport Thursday, waiting for Jennifer so we could go back to Brazil, when a process server gave me papers," said Curvelo.
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Brazilian anchorman Rony Curvelo in tense custody battle with model Maria Vianna over 'legal kidnap'