Marjorie Barretto Photo Scandal Update: The actress threatens to sue culprit behind the spread of her half-naked photos, appeals to bloggers to stop spreading it.
Marjorie Barretto appeals to bloggers, social networking site users and website owners to stop spreading, re-posting, and re-uploading her half-naked photos online.
The actress-turned politician, in an interview with PEP.ph, initially denied she was the woman in the photos was here. The scandalous photos showed a woman who looks a lot like her showing off her right breast in the first photo and spreading her legs in the second one. The racy photos made rounds in social networking sites Facebook and Twitter and in blogs. The media feasted on it, with several reports made even by large media outlets like ABS-CBN News, Interaksyon, and GMA News, among others.
Days after the photos have circulated and a day after the actress denied, Barretto’s legal counsel Atty. Lorna Kapunan, wrote to blog owners to remove, stop writing about and redistributing her client’s scandalous photos, stating that it was against Barretto’s constitutional right to privacy and a clear violation of the Republic Act (RA) 9995 or the “Anti-Photo and Video Voyeurism Act of 2009“. After getting reactions on her letters which is a clear indirect admission, Kapunan later on admitted that it was indeed her client who was in the scandalous photos.
RA 9995 penalizes violation of the law with “imprisonment of not less that three (3) years but not more than seven (7) years and a fine of not less than one hundred thousand pesos (P100,000.00) but not more than five hundred thousand pesos (P500,000.00), or both, at the discretion of the court shall be imposed upon any person found guilty.”
Barretto’s camp said that they have already known the culprit who uploaded the photos, and threatens to sue the blogger behind it. She said that the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) is already taking charge of the case.
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