JOURNALIST Glenn Greenwald has blamed coronavirus measures for the violent burglary at his Brazil home last month.
Speaking to Tucker Carlson's Fox News show, he said that he was attacked by armed assailants, while his husband and children were out of town, in a robbery, that he thinks was a result of "desperation" after months of lockdown.
Who is Glenn Greenwald's husband David Miranda?
David Michael dos Santos Miranda, 36, is a politician, from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
He was raised by his aunt in Jacarezinho after the death of his mother when he was five.
After dropping out of school, he worked in menial jobs before meeting Greenwald.
He is a Federal Congressman representing the state of Rio de Janeiro, and affiliated to the Socialism and Liberty Party.
In August 2013, he was detained at London's Heathrow Airport, for nine hours, over his work on government surveillance programs.
Miranda was named by Time magazine in 2019, as one of the world's next generation of new leaders.
He was also the first openly LGBTQ member of the Rio de Janeiro city council.
He is married to journalist Glenn Greenwald and the pair has two children.
How long have Glenn Greenwald and David Miranda been married?
The pair met back in February 2005 when Greenwald who was then working as an attorney, was on vacation in Rio de Janeiro.
Greenwald was at the Ipanema beach when Miranda who was playing volleyball, accidentally knocked over his drink.
The couple moved in together after a week.
Greenwald abandoned law and got into blogging on national security issues while he encouraged Miranda's return to education.
Miranda graduated from Escola Superior de Propaganda e Marketing in 2014.
The couple, who are both openly gay, are married and adopted two children, who are siblings in 2017.
The pair also have 24 rescue dogs at their home in Rio.
Greenwald was part of a team that won a Pulitzer in 2013 for reporting about government surveillance programs based on leaks by Edward Snowden.
Greenwald, who has also written best-selling books, was the co-founding editor of the publication The Intercept for six years.
He shockingly resigned in 2020, over "brute censorship of Hunter Biden materials", after the publication refused to publish his article.
He is now working in Substack, an online newsletter-based journalism platform.
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