Enchong Dee still mum on cyber libel case, Claudine Bautista-Lim explains

Many are waiting for Enchong Dee's reaction relating to the cyber libel case filed in court against him by Rep. Claudine “Dendee” Bautista-Lim.

The actor, usually very vocal on social media, has made himself scarce, though.

In any case, Claudine has finally come out to explain the reason behind the filing.

In a statement released Friday, Claudine said, “On news reports regarding my filing of a cyber libel complaint against certain personalities, I would like to clarify that any legal action coming from us was instituted back in August of this year, upon my husband’s insistence and in response to the malicious allegations made against me at that time.”

“While I would have preferred to be silent about this matter, my husband, like any good and loving family man, took it upon himself to seek redress from the legal system, to protect me and our family from baseless and damaging claims made against us.”

“Despite initial reservations, he and his lawyers chose to pursue the case, not just because he and his family — who value their privacy and are focused on their businesses — were unfairly dragged into the whole issue, but also, or more so, because he saw the heavy toll that the attacks took on my health, particularly on my sensitive pregnancy.

Claudine emphasized the need to pursue the matter, relating, “The anxiety, anguish, humiliation and the impact on my and my family’s reputation left us no choice but to file cases against those responsible for causing us so much grief and worry, which almost led to me losing our baby, and which adversely affected some of our constituents’ trust in us.”

Claudine made clear she wasn't the one who made public the case.

“As we have the utmost respect for our legal system, we filed the case in August without fanfare. We are not aware of how the media learned about the case and why it was published in the news recently."