Mom of teen tagged as ‘paparrazo’ demands public apology from Adarna
The mother of the 17-year-old girl actress Ellen Adarna accused of secretly taking her video at a ramen place in Makati City has demanded a public apology from the actress.
And if she refuses to apologize, Myra Abo Santos said they would not hesitate to take the appropriate legal action against her.
“My family and I have begun seeking legal assistance .As advised by our lawyer, we are now writing this letter. As her family, we ask you to publicly apologize to Eleila. We prefer not to take this further, but as our only daughter, we are ready to take this wherever needed to protect her integrity,” said Santos in an open letter to the actress posted on Facebook Monday night.
“As much as no one has the right to breach your privacy, you have no right to ruin my daughter’s reputation,” she said, adding that Adarna has five days to reply to the letter.
Adarna posted in her Instagram stories during the weekend a video and photo of Santos’ daughter Eleila, 17, whom she accused of secretly taking her video while they were at the restaurant.
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Santos shared that they were “deeply hurt” by the “unneeded stress and unwanted attention” the actress caused when she uploaded the photo and video of her daughter on YouTube without their consent.
She explained that upon learning about the Instagram post, her daughter immediately wrote a private message to the actress explaining that she was just taking a video of her food.
“Even her aunt wrote a private message to you, and mentioned she is a minor. However, we did not hear anything from you,” she said.
However, after watching Adarna’s video, she said it became clear to them that the actress did not want an explanation. “You only want to defame our daughter publicly,” she lamented.
“You even said that you can handle bashers and hope my child could, too. I want to tell you that she is not like you, she never needed to. She is a private individual who has not even turned 18. As a celebrity, we would have thought you would understand the value of privacy,” Santos added. /ee
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