Fellow stars and celebrities have expressed their support to embattled actor Enchong Dee who was charged with a P1 billion cyber libel complaint recently.
On Instagram Feb. 1, Dee shared his official statement in connection with the complaint filed against him with the caption: "Gong Xi Fa Cai."
Stars and personalities who appreciated his post were Jasmin Curtis-Smith, Angel Locsin, Erich Gonzales, Mylene Dizon, Eula Valdes, dermatologist Cathy Valencia, Cherry Pie Picache, Ria Atayde, editor Rain Dagala, Agot Isidro, producer GR Esguerra, swimwear designer M Barretto, and scriptwriter Noreen Capili.
Among the comments:
"LOVE YOU E!!!!"
"We love you Chong "
"Big hug, mister!"
"So much love for you. I support you all the way."
Dee, 33, vowed to take legal steps to defend himself against the pending lawsuit filed by DUMPER Rep. Claudine Bautista-Lim in August 2021.
This is the first time that Dee issued an official reaction following the P1 billion cyber libel case lodged against him six months ago.
The full statement:
“Contrary to some media reports, Enchong Dee has been attending to his professional and personal commitments in the past couple of days and has not made any attempt to evade arrest.
“More importantly, as a show of respect for the rule of law, he voluntarily submitted himself to the authorities and posted bail.
“Moving forward, Enchong will take all the appropriate and necessary legal steps to defend himself against the pending lawsuit,” the statement read.
On Monday afternoon, Dee voluntarily surrendered to the National Bureau of Investigation in Quezon City. Later the same day, the 33-year-old actor posted bail for his temporary freedom.
Bautista has filed a complaint against Dee after he criticized her wedding on social media.
“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,” Bautista said.
Dee has already apologized to Bautista long before she filed a complaint.