Kapamilya actress Julia Barretto filed a cybercrime case against former broadcaster Jay Sonza at the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) for spreading rumors on Facebook that she is pregnant with Gerald Anderson’s baby.
Her mother accompanied Barretto, who personally went to the NBI Cybercrime Division to request an investigation on the “untrue and irresponsible statements made by Sonza on his social media account.”
Julia Barreto is determined to file a cybercrime case against Jay Sonza even after retracting his earlier statements on Wednesday, September 23.
“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,” Barretto said.
Broadcaster Jay Sonza started the rumor that Julia Baretto was expecting a baby with fellow Kapamilya actor Gerald Anderson in a Facebook post on September 21.
“Break muna tayo sa mga kuwentong manila bay beach front, philhealth nakawan, covid19 controversies, unjustified deped…,” he said.
Julia Barretto files case vs. Jay Sonza for spreading pregnancy rumor
“Congratulations sa aking kapitbahay sa Congressional Village, Bahay Toro, Quezon City,” Jay wrote.
The broadcaster also claimed that Gerald impregnated Julia during the lockdown.
“After months of love lockdown and ESQ (exact sex quadrant) – may nabuo sa sinapupunan ni Julia,” Jay claimed.
“Nahinayak ang batang Dadiangas. nasiyot man jud oi. kapugngan pay tren, dili ang gugmang gauros uros tawon. Happy Monday po. Makikibalita ako kung kailan ang kasal sa aking neighbor,” he added.
On Wednesday, Sonza posted the following on his same Facebook page, to take back what he posted:
“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.”