MANILA - Former SexBomb Girls member Sugar Mercado is seeking a court protection order against her estranged husband, Kristofer Jay Go, and his parents.
Mercado also filed a criminal case against Go for violation of the Republic Act 9262 or the Anti-Violence Against Women and Children Act before the Quezon City Regional Trial Court on Friday afternoon.
She was accompanied by her legal counsel, Atty. Minerva Lopez of the Gabriela Women's Party.
Based on the documents submitted to the court, Lopez said that Mercado claimed that she has been receiving "physical, emotional, and economical abuse" from her husband since 2010.
Mercado also alleged that Go has been repeatedly making threats against her life and her family's, as well as threats of taking away from her the custody of her children.
"Ngayon, iyong sinasabi po nila na Sugar na bobo, na tanga, ito po ako, lalaban ako para sa anak ko at sa pamilya ko," Mercado said in an interview with ABS-CBN News.
"Siguro naman po maraming tulad ko rin na babae na ganito ang sitwasyon. Oo, natakot po ako nung una pero ngayon po ay lalaban ako kasi may mga mabubuting taong tumutulong po sa akin," she added.
Lopez, in the same interview, said that the Gabriela Women's Party has expressed their full support for Mercado. "Buong buo ang suporta para kay Sugar," she said.