Dong Abay threatens lawsuit over misidentification

Heidi Hsia
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8 Jan – Poet-musician Dong Abay recently expressed his intention of filing a cyber libel complaint against two people for tagging him in a photo of a man holding a broom at the recent Capitol Hill siege in the United States - accusing him of being the said person.

As reported on ABS-CBN, the Pinoy rock icon announced this on Twitter, writing, "This is to inform the public that I'm pursuing a cyber libel case to be administered by a US lawyer against Gemma Nemenzo and Rodel Rodis for spreading fake news."

Subsequently, Rodis, the person named in his tweet and an immigration lawyer, apologised to Abay, saying that he posted the musician's name after getting the information from his aforementioned friend.

In response, Abay wrote, "I don't [expletive] care if you're an immigration lawyer or a privileged Filipino-American because I'm a rockstar."

Thousands of Trump supporters stormed the US Capitol building on 6 January while lawmakers were certifying the victory of Joe Biden as the new US President, with some of them announcing it to be a "revolution". The FBI is currently on the hunt of those involved and asked netizens' help to identify them.

(Photo Source: Dong Abay Instagram)