Catriona Gray seeks NBI's help to track uploader of fake topless photo


Posted at Jul 21 2020 01:37 PM | Updated as of Jul 21 2020 06:28 PM

Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray arrives at the National Bureau of Investigation on Tuesday, July 21, 2020. ABS-CBN News

MANILA – Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray has sought the help of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to take legal action against the person who's spreading her alleged topless photo online.

Gray went straight to the NBI headquarters on Tuesday afternoon just hours after her commitment at the Department of Trade and Industry where she was given a certificate of conferment for being the ambassador of its “One Town, One Product” program.

Speaking to ABS-CBN News, Gray said she and her team “are taking the actions that we need to address the issue at hand.”

On Sunday, Gray’s legal counsel Atty. Joji Alonso already released a statement denouncing attempts to tarnish the beauty queen’s name.

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,” she said.

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.