By Martin Sadongdong
After being jailed, actress Keanna Reeves posted bail on Tuesday over the cyberlibel charge filed against her by a businesswoman she allegedly mocked and cursed on social media.
Reeves or Janet Derecho Duterte in real life is expected to walk out of the detention facility of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG)-Laguna in Cabuyao town after her family and friends processed her P20,000 bail bond, according to the CIDG-Laguna director, Chief Insp. Zyrus Serrano.
Meanwhile, Nancy Dimaranan, the businesswoman who filed the cyberlibel charge against Reeves, hopes the actress’ arrest would serve a lesson to others to think before posting anything on social media.
“Think before you click. Dahil ang cyber law po talaga sa Pilipinas ay implemented po. At siyempre lalung-lalo na sa LGBT [Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender] community po kung saan ay higit na nayurakan ang pagkatao kaya hindi po ako papayag na basta ganun-ganunin lang ako (Think before you click. The cyber law in the Philippines is really being implemented. [This is] for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender community where our dignity is being stepped on, I will not allow other people to treat me that way),” Dimaranan said in a Facebook video.
“Justice served,” she added.
With Reeves posting bail, Serrano said the case is now at the Laguna court’s table for decision.
Reeves was asked for a comment through her Facebook account regarding the issue but she has yet to respond.
It can be recalled that Reeves was arrested by elements of CIDG-Laguna on Monday afternoon outside her condominium unit on Timog Avenue corner Scout Ybardaloza, Quezon City.
The case stemmed from the complaint filed by Dimaranan, owner of a foodpark in Biñan, Laguna where Reeves performed on July 14, 2018.
Dimaranan said she was mocked and cursed by Reeves through a Facebook live video for being a transgender after she was not provided with a car that would bring her home in Quezon City after her performance.