2 Oct – Julia Barretto recently confirmed that she has lodged a formal cyberlibel complaint against former broadcaster Jay Sonza over the previous pregnancy news blunder.
As reported on ABS-CBN News, the actress who spoke about her decision at the virtual press conference announcing her transfer to Viva Artists Agency, stated that she did so not just for her own sake, but to remind everybody that they should protect themselves and their reputation.
"I was proud of myself because, for the first time, I stood up for myself. For the first time, I defended myself. And for the first time, I protected myself," she said.
Barretto stated that she would usually ignore false information about herself, but that it was time for her to take an action due to how much stress Sonza's action had caused her family.
"I'm putting my foot down and showing people that enough is enough. I can't tolerate fake news anymore especially involving me or my family and anyone close to me," she said.
It is noted that Sonza previously took to social media to announce that Barretto was pregnant with her first child with fellow actor Gerald Anderson - which the actress immediately denounced as fake.
(Photo Source: Julia Barretto Instagram)