Singer Erik Santos formally filed lawsuit against columnist Jobert Sucaldito in a Quezon City court on March 30.
Jobert allegedly accused Erik of being ‘gay and engaging in lewd acts,’ according to lawsuit filed by the singer.
Erik said that the radio host had repeatedly smeared his name through series of blind items and Facebook post.
In particular, Erik alleged that Jobert referred to him as a gay singer in on of his blind items. The 34-year-old singer said he suffered “mental anguish, serious anxiety, sleepless nights, besmirched reputation, wounded feelings and social humiliation” due to Jobert’s Facebook posts.
Additionally, Erikson Raymundo, the head of Cornerstone Entertainemnt,the talent agency that handles Erik’s career also filed lawsuits against the columnist.
Together, the complaints against Jobert totaled to 43 counts of cyber libel, 12 counts of grave threats, two counts of libel, and one count of slander.
Erik and Erikson are collectively seeking P24 million in damages. However, according to Sucaldito, he is preparing to file his counter affidavit.