Nadine Lustre’s camp to contest court ruling on Viva case

Published June 16, 2021, 11:44 AM

by Stephanie Bernardino

The lawyers of Nadine Lustre have released a statement following the decision of the Quezon City Regional Trial Court (QC RTC) ordering her to continue honoring her contract with Viva Artist Agency (VAA).

Comedian-talent manager Ogie Diaz shared the announcement on social media.

There, Nadine’s camp highlighted the fact that “the court denied Viva’s claims for attachment and garnishment of Nadine’s hard-earned earnings and her Bank accounts” deeming it a “victory” for the actress-singer.

They maintained that the court simply granted Viva a “Status Quo” order.

“But the issue of whether there still is a valid Contract between Viva and Nadine was not decided by the Court which said that this issue is subject to arbitration proceedings and not the court,” they reiterated.

The Kapunan and Castillo Law Offices also declared: “We are filing a Motion for Reconsideration on the Status Quo order. Nadine will continue with her concert and pending contracts but Viva will be claiming their 40% commission. Viva will also be notified of future engagements of Nadine, pending the arbitrable issue of her termination of the Viva Agency/Management Agreement.”

Prior, Ogie already expressed his two cents on the said issue via his vlog.

Later, attorney Jesus Falcis also weighed in on the case.

Recall that it was in 2019 when Nadine announced she’s leaving Viva and will be “self-managed.”

Soon after, the hashtag #IStandWithNadine trended on Twitter.