Annabelle, Nadia legal feud to undergo mediation

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Dec 04 2012 11:14 PM | Updated as of Dec 05 2012 07:13 PM

MANILA, Philippines -- Feisty talent manager Annabelle Rama and former actress Nadia Montenegro have been ordered to undergo mediation, in connection with an ongoing legal feud filed before a San Juan court.

Feisty talent manager Annabelle Rama and former actress Nadia Montenegro


Montenegro's lawyer, Maggie Abraham, told ABS-CBN News on Tuesday that their camp respects the decision made the same day by the San Juan Prosecutor's Office.

The mediation on Montenegro's libel charges (14 counts) and other complaints filed against Rama will be officiated by the Quezon City Regional Trial Court starting Wednesday.

The cases of grave coercion and grave oral defamation, also filed by the former actress against the aspiring politician in February this year, are set for mediation starting next week.

The former friends' feud stems from Montenegro's allegations of child abuse against Rama in relation to the talent manager's way of handling her children's showbiz careers.

The charges of child abuse against Rama, who is running for Congress next year, has since been dismissed. -- Report from Mario Dumaual, ABS-CBN News