Sep 25, 2020 @ 14:12

Julia Barretto lodges cyberlibel complaint vs Jay Sonza

Actress Julia Barretto on Friday filed formal complaints against broadcaster Jay Sonza before the National Bureau of Investigation after the latter claimed on social media that she was pregnant.

NBI Cybercrime Division chief Victor Lorenzo confirmed that Barretto, along with her lawyer and mother Marjorie, lodged a complaint for cyberlibel against Sonza.

“Personally, ang dami ko na din kasi pinag daanan. Madami na din ako pinalagpas lalu na sa social media. Binastos niya reputation ko, yung pangalan ko. I just wanna show to people na hindi ko na pinapalagpas mga bagay na ganito,” Barreto told ABS-CBN’s MJ Felipe.

But Sonza already apologized to Barretto and actor Gerald Anderson whom he earlier reported that the couple was expecting their first child together.

“Sorry if my congratulations are early. I’ll just put my gift to them aside,” said Sonza on Facebook September 22.

A day before his ‘apology’ (September 21), Sonza posted: “Congratulations sa aking kapitbahay sa Congressional Village, Bahay Toro, Quezon City. Napatunayan nina Visoy (Visayan tisoy) Gerald Anderson at anak nina Dennis Padilla at Marjorie na si Julia Barretto na kapuwa hindi sila baog. After months of love lockdown and ESQ (exact sex quadrant) – may nabuo sa sinapupunan ni Julia. ”

Baretto was quick to deny speculations that she was pregnant by showing off her toned abs on Instagram.

Her caption read: “fake news.”

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