Catriona Gray's team denies authenticity of her alleged topless photo

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jul 19 2020 01:40 PM | Updated as of Jul 19 2020 02:18 PM

MANILA – The camp of Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray is denouncing the vicious attempt to tarnish the beauty queen’s name by spreading on social media an alleged topless photo of her.

In a statement on Sunday, Gray’s legal counsel Atty. Joji Alonso said it has come to their attention that the said photo has been spreading online and a certain tabloid will supposedly release it.

“We want to inform the public that the photo is fake and digitally altered,” Alonso said.

“We are actively coordinating with authorities to hold accountable whoever is behind this scheme and face penal sanctions accordingly,” she added.

Alonso said they will take legal action against those involved in the manufacture and publication of said photo.

“At a time when fake news is prevalent, we firmly urge the public to be discerning and critical of what they see and share on social media,” she said.