Catriona Gray seeks NBI help on fake photos

Published July 21, 2020, 4:30 PM

by Jeffrey Damicog

Beauty queen Catriona Gray on Tuesday, July 21, has asked the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to find out who are behind fake nude photos tending to cast her in an unfavorable light.

Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray arrives at the National Bureau of Investigation to file a formal complaint against the people who uploaded a photoshopped nude photo of her that circulated on social media.
(Jansen Romero / MANILA BULLETIN)

NBI Deputy Director Vicente de Guzman III has assured the former Miss Universe titleholder that investigators will unmask the culprits behind the fake photos being spread online.

“The reason why the NBI is conducting an investigation is to determine the persons accountable for its posting in the social media,” de Guzman said.

“Kahit sino tamaan niyan icha-charge namin (Whoever they are we will file charges against them),” he assured.

Gray was accompanied to the NBI Tuesday afternoon by his legal counsel, lawyer Christopher Liquigan, who explained that she sought help from authorities after the fake photos caught her attention.

“We strongly denounce this vicious attempt to tarnish the good name of Ms. Gray,” the lawyer declared.

With this, Liquigan informed the public that “these photos and whatever information statements that are being spread are fake and the pictures are digitally altered.”

In the meantime, the lawyer said Gray’s camp is “actively coordinating with authorities to hold accountable whoever is behind this scheme and face penal sanctions accordingly.”

“We will likewise take legal actions against those involved in the manufacture and publication of the said photo,” he added.