Just yesterday, Actress Julia Barretto took legal actions against former broadcaster Jay Sonza who claimed that the actress is pregnant with actor Gerald Anderson’s child on his Facebook page.
Julia’s mother Marjorie Barretto, who also debunked the speculations, accompanied her as she appeared before the NBI Cybercrime Division personally to ask the NBI to investigate the untrue and reckless claims.
In an interview with ABS CBN Entertainment reporter MJ Felipe, it can be seen that Marjorie is obviously displeased and furious over the said accusations.
Marjorie said that the reckless post might damage the existing contracts of her daughter.
“Yung pagka-iresponsable mo lang Mr. Sonza, sobra eh. Hindi ka man lang nagtanong sa mga malalapit sa buhay niya. Walang pinanggalingan ‘yung sinasabi po ninyo.”
Marjorie believed that what Sonza did was an insult to Julia’s dignity as a woman.
“Ang pagkaka-confirm pa ninyo eh baboy ‘yung style. ‘Di niyo na nirespeto ‘yung pagkababae niya at saka bata.”
Sharing the same sentiment, the father of Julia Barretto, Dennis Padilla, also was not happy about the pregnancy rumors Sonza started but he seemed to be calmer about the issue.
Dennis was asked in an interview with DZMM prior to the filing of the lawsuit if he planned to take legal action against Sonza for the fake news.
He said he would only speak to Sonza and maybe ask for a public apology instead of filing a lawsuit that would make the matter more complicated.
“Hindi na siguro kasi lalaki namang kausap si Kuya Jay. Mag-uusap na lang kami, tawagan and kung kailangan may mag-apologize, apology lang siguro. Ayos lang ‘yun dahil kaibigan din naman natin si Kuya Jay,” Padilla answered.
Dennis also indicated that if Sonza checked with him, Marjorie Barretto or someone close to their family to receive first-hand information, it would have been easier.
“Ang gusto kong sabihin kay Kuya Jay, ‘Kuya Jay, bago ka sana nag-comment ng ganun, sana tinawagan mo naman ako o kaya tinanong mo kay Marjorie o kaya mag-text ka sa kung sino man ang malapit kay Julia para malaman kung totoo or hindi,’” he said.
He even noticed how informal Jay Sonza delivered the fake news saying it was somehow ‘casual and not news type’, “Kasi parang ang pagkabitaw ni Jay Sonza, parang casual. Hindi siya news type. Siguro ang kulang ni Kuya Jay doon is coordination sa mga magulang at sa bata.”