MANILA -- Marjorie Barretto slammed veteran broadcaster Jay Sonza, who claimed in his Facebook post that her eldest daughter Julia is pregnant with fellow Kapamilya actor Gerald Anderson.
On Friday, Marjorie accompanied Julia in filing a formal complaint against Sonza at the NBI Cybercrime Division.
In an interview with MJ Felipe, Marjorie said that the irresponsible and baseless post could harm her daughter's existing contracts.
‘Yung pagka-iresponsable mo lang Mr. Sonza, sobra eh. Hindi ka man lang nagtanong sa mga malalapit sa buhay niya. Walang pinanggalingan 'yung sinasabi po ninyo," Marjorie said.
She added: "Ang pagkaka-confirm pa ninyo eh baboy 'yung style. 'Di niyo na nirespeto 'yung pagkababae niya at saka bata."
Sonza alleged that Julia is pregnant with Anderson's child on his Facebook page last September 21.
Julia personally appeared before the NBI Cybercrime Division to ask the NBI to investigate the “untrue and irresponsible statements" made by Sonza on his social media account.
Julia said 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. 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,” she said.
In an interview with ABS-CBN News reporter MJ Felipe, she added: "Ang dami ko na kasing pinagdaaan, ang dami ko nang pinalampas lalo na sa social media, binastos na ang reputation ko, ang pangalan ko. You know, I think I just want to show people na hindi ko na pinapalampas 'yung mga bagay na ganito."
Following is the excerpt of Sonza’s Facebook post about Barretto and Anderson last Monday.
“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," he wrote.
Last Wednesday, Sonza posted the following on his same Facebook page.
“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.”