Marjorie Barreto and Claudine Barreto. File Photo.
MANILA – Former actress Marjorie Barretto took to Instagram to question the remarks made by her sister Claudine’s lawyer, Atty. Ferdinand Topacio.
On Wednesday night, Marjorie posted a screen capture of an audio clip of Topacio’s interview with TV5’s Erwin Tulfo and Martin Andanar.
In the said interview, the lawyer lamented that there are people who can’t stand positive news about Claudine so they resort to creating false news such as the actress’ supposed death.
It was reported over the weekend that Claudine and the Tulfo brothers have patched things up, two years since their brother Mon was involved in a brawl with the actress' husband Raymart Santiago at the NAIA.
After saying their camp has an idea on who is spreading the false news, Topacio also quipped, “Bakit naman sa lahat ng Barretto sisters, ang pinatay ay si Claudine? Bakit hindi na lang si Gretchen kaya or si Marjorie? Sinasabi ko lang po, hindi ko naman sinabing gawin nila. Siyempre hindi naman natin gagawin yun ano?”
This obviously caught Marjorie’s attention prompting her to ask Topacio: “What exactly do you mean?”
Not taking any blows against her family lightly, Marjorie again posted another screen capture, this time of Topacio’s supposed tweet which read: “Year of the Horse nga pala. This could be Danni Barretto’s year…”
Marjorie accompanied her post with the caption, “What were you trying to insinuate Atty. Topacio?”
Daniella “Dani” Barretto is Majorie’s eldest child, her only daughter with Kier Legaspi. Topacio’s tweet has since been deleted.
CLAUDINE ANSWERS BACK
While Topacio’s side has yet to be heard, Claudine, meantime, came to his defense and addressed her sister also on Instagram.
“Why Marjorie, have you been trying to insult me for the longest time. And now even your daughter openly disrespects me. Teach your daughter manners and values."
“Are you trying to insinuate or are you being very MALICIOUS again of my being close to my lawyer? Refrain from putting MALICE & QUESTIONING my relationship with my lawyer or anyone,” she said.
Claudine continued, “You are right Atty. Ferdinand Topacio IS NOT A BARRETTO or part of the family. but let me remind you so is RECOM ECHIVERRI one who has a family of his own and children of his own. Never will he be a part of our family NOR WILL YOU EVER BE A PART.”
In another post, Claudine “thanked” Marjorie after the latter supposedly helped her estranged husband.
“By the way I heard that you are/were generous enough to lend my ex husband the services of your lawyer Atty. Lorna Kapunan. That’s very generous of you. God bless your generous heart of Gold Marjorie,” she said.
Last week, Claudine said in an interview that she felt alluded to by Daniella’s series of cryptic posts on Twitter.
On the May 11 episode of “The Buzz”, Claudine admitted she is angriest at Marjorie who allegedly prohibited her from seeing the latter's children, who she treats as her own.