That’s Marjorie Barretto in those controversial photos, says lawyer


THE BARRETTOS. Inquirer file photo

MANILA, Philippines–Yes, that was Marjorie Barretto in those controversial photos that came out in tabloids and various websites recently.
Lawyer Lorna Kapunan confirmed this with the Inquirer Tuesday night. “When Marjorie was asked about it, she denied as she had not yet seen the pictures. But when the photos went viral, she saw them and confirmed to us when she retained us as her lawyers,’’ Kapunan told Inquirer Entertainment.
Kapunan has asked a certain Mr. Blogger to remove two photos of the actress from his site or else face possible legal action.
In a demand letter, Kapunan said the publication of the photos, which she described as “very private and not intended for public consumption’’, is a clear violation of Barretto’s Constitutional right to privacy and blatant defiance of Republic Act No. 9995, also known as the “Anti-Photo and Video Voyeurism Act of 2009.”
Kapunan said the publication of such photos, dubbed in social media as a “photo scandal’’ on Barretto, is punishable under the law.
Here ‘s Kapunan’s demand letter in full:
“Dear Mr. Blogger,

We write on behalf of our client, Ms. Marjorie Barretto.

We received information that you have made public a write-up and two (2) very private photos of her, which were not intended for public consumption.  In this connection, please see attached pdf copy of the formal demand letter addressed to you.

Please note that your publication of said article and the photos in your blog site is a clear violation of our client’s Constitutional right to privacy and a blatant defiance of  Republic Act No. 9995 also known as the “Anti-Photo and Video Voyeurism Act of 2009.” Be informed that RA 9995 clearly and categorically punishes the act of publishing or broadcasting, or causing to be published or broadcasted, whether in print or broadcast media or through the internet, the photo of a person showing her private areas. To emphasize, the subject photos were intended not to be made public and your dissemination of these private photos was without our client’s consent.

The matter of the dissemination and uploading of the afore-mentioned photos is already the subject of an investigation by the National Bureau of Investigation. We are taking all legal steps to ensure that the right to privacy of our client is respected. We will pursue all the appropriate legal actions necessary to ensure that those principally responsible for this criminal action are punished.

In view of the foregoing, we ask that your write-up about our client and the subject photos be immediately taken down and removed from your site. Otherwise, we will also be constrained to file the necessary actions against you.”

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  • hustlergalore

    that’s not my nature, tapos siya naman pala!

    ang mga artista, ang galing mang-uto.


    • gandabudhiko

      kaya nga POLITICS and SHOWBIZ ay hindi nagkakalayo e..magagaling sila MANG-UTO..

  • mamer2

    “…constrained to file the necessary action…” if those write-up & photos were not taken down.
    Judging by the tenor of the letter…, It could mean that if the “Blogger” took down the write-up and the photos… THERE WOULDN’T BE A CASE Filing Against the Blogger.

  • Paliwaweng

    ….those photos are no longer scandalous nowadays. What’s the fuzz?

    • Rudy Isaguirre

      not my type !!

  • Prangka

    Too late. Pag ganyang scandal marami na dyan ang nakapagkopya at nabibili sa Quiapo. Tignan niyo yung nangyari kay maricar reyes, hanggang ngayon hindi mapatanggal sa website. Kaya Ms. Barreto tanggapin mo na lang ng maluwag yan at maghanap ng magandang paliwanag sa mga anak mo, lalo na sa asawa mo kung sino yung isang taong kasama mo sa picture. Kesa ganito gagawa ka ng ingay eh lalo ka lang napag uusapan at lalo lamang nasasaktan ang mga anak mo.

  • rnoldrmada

    I don’t; know what the hubbub’s all about. The pictures were not even HOT…. an overweight cougar with breasts only National Geographic would be interested in.
    Now if they were of his sisters’ maybe and just maybe all the guys could have boner that would last for a month or two.

    • Pio Gante

      dre, pwede pa siguro noong sariwa pa sila pero ngayon di na ganung katagal ang pagka-astig si manoy pa sila na ang kaharap.

  • Steven Zahl

    Too Late.

    Its all over the Net.

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