Actress Julia Barretto filed a cybercrime case against former broadcaster Jay Sonza at the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) today, Sept. 25, over pregnancy rumors posted by Sonza on his Facebook page.
Barretto, accompanied by her mother Marjorie Barretto, personally appeared before the NBI Cybercrime Division to ask the Bureau to investigate the “untrue and irresponsible statements made by Sonza on his social media account.
She is bent on pursuing the case in spite of a succeeding post by Sonza last Wednesday retracting his earlier statements.
“I am pursuing this case because the statements made by Mr. Sonza are untrue and irresponsible,” said Barretto. “The widespread reposting of the news based on his post caused distress to me and my family. I don’t want to take this matter lightly. Mr. Sonza, and all those who publish these reckless and baseless posts, must be held accountable for their actions so that they think twice before claiming things as fact.”
Following is the excerpt of Sonza’s Facebook post about Julia and actor Gerald Anderson last Monday, Sept. 21.
“Dito muna tayo sa mga balitang may katotohanan, may pag-iibigan, may pinagsaluhang nakakapanginig ng laman at higit sa lahat, nagbunga.”
“Napatunayan nina Visoy (visayan tisoy) Gerald Anderson at anak nina Dennis Padilla at Marjorie Barretto na si Julia Barreto na kapuwa hindi sila bago. After months of love lockdown and ESQ (exact sex quadrant) – may nabuo sa sinapupunan ni Julia.
Nahinayak ang batang Dadiangas, Nasiyot man jud oi. Kapugngan pay tren, dili ang gugmang gauros uros tawon. Happy Monday po. Makikibalita ako kung kaolin ang kasal sa aking neighbor.”
Last Wednesday, Sept. 23, Sonza posted the following on his same Facebook page, to take back what he has formerly written.
“Hindi ako buntis. – Julia
“Hindi buntis ang anak ko. – Marjorie
“May umamin kasi kaya nagalak ako.
“Kung ganoon po, binabawi ko ang aking masayang pagbati.
“Happy & excited kasi ako kappa may nabibiyayan ng Buhay.
“Pasensya na kung napaaga ang aking Congratulations.”
On Thursday, September 24, actress Liza Soberano went to the Quezon City regional trial court to file a criminal case against a Telco employee over a rape threat posted in an alleged private conversation.