In an interview on Thursday, September 8, Atty. Vince Tañada said he filed a cyberlibel case against Juliana Parizcova Segovia.
“Yung mga co-producer natin sa pelikulang ito ay mga abogado rin, e, kaya nasaktan sila dahil libelous nga naman yung sinabi ni Juliana Parizcova.
“Ang alam ko nai-file na nila yun sa piskalya at hinihintay na lang natin yung decision about that,” he said.
This happened following Segovia’s malicious social media posts regarding the awards bagged by Katips in the 2022 FAMAS Awards.
Tañada is the producer and director of the martial movie Katips.
Tañada posted on Facebook, “Babatiin ko na sana yung humakot daw ng awards sa FAMAS at pelikulang pa-victim na kunwari tinatapangan para itapat sa Maid in Malacañang, kaso andaming resibo. Sige na nga… Congrats Hahahaha!”
Tañada questioned why Segovia involved himself in the issue between Katips and pro-Marcos Maid in Malacañang directed by Darryl Yap.
“Itong si Juliana ay nagtataka ako, hindi naman siya kasali sa pelikulang Maid in Malacañang pero nakikialam siya at nagsasalita sa mga ganitong bagay,” he said.
Previously Segovia took to social media to call out Katips director Tañada after the film hauled awards at the 2022 FAMAS Awards.
Out of the 17 nominations at the 70th FAMAS awards, Katips, the musical film bagged seven awards: Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor, Best Cinematography, and Best Musical Score, with Tañada winning Best Actor, Best Director, and sharing Best Original Song with composer Pipo Cifra.
He implied that he doubted this since Tañada directed the 69th FAMAS awards ceremony in December 2021.
Tañada already clarified that he has nothing to do with the recent awards night of the award-giving body.