Actress Julia Barretto filed a complaint against former broadcaster Jay Sonza at the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) today, Sept. 25, over rumors of her alleged pregnancy by Gerald Anderson that came out on Sonza’s Facebook page last Sept. 21.
Barretto, accompanied by her mother Marjorie Barretto, personally appeared before the NBI Cybercrime Division to ask the Bureau to investigate the “untrue and irresponsible statements made by Sonza on his social media account."
She is bent on pursuing the case in spite of a succeeding post by Sonza last Wednesday retracting his earlier statements.
Barretto said, "I am pursuing this case because the statements made by Mr. Sonza are untrue and irresponsible. The widespread reposting of the news based on his post caused distress to me and my family. I don't want to take this matter lightly. Mr. Sonza, and all those who publish these reckless and baseless posts, must be held accountable for their actions so that they think twice before claiming things as fact.”
Following is the excerpt of Sonza’s Facebook post about Julia and Gerald last Monday, Sept. 21.
“Dito muna tayo sa mga balitang may katotohanan, may pag-iibigan, may pinagsaluhang nakakapanginig ng laman at higit sa lahat, nagbunga.”
“Napatunayan nina Visoy (visayan tisoy) Gerald Anderson at anak nina Dennis Padilla at Marjorie Barretto na si Julia Barreto na kapuwa hindi sila bago. After months of love lockdown and ESQ (exact sex quadrant) - may nabuo sa sinapupunan ni Julia.
"Nahinayak ang batang Dadiangas, Nasiyot man jud oi. Kapugngan pay tren, dili ang gugmang gauros uros tawon. Happy Monday po. Makikibalita ako kung kaolin ang kasal sa aking neighbor.
Last Wednesday, Sept. 23, Sonza posted the following on his same Facebook page, seemingly taking back what he has formerly written:
“Hindi ako buntis. - Julia
Hindi buntis ang anak ko. - Marjorie
May umamin kasi kaya nagalak ako.
Kung ganoon po, binabawi ko ang aking masayang pagbati.
Happy & excited kasi ako kappa may nabibiyayan ng Buhay.
Pasensya na kung napaaga ang aking Congratulations.”