Julia Barretto files charges against Jay Sonza for pregnancy rumors

  • Julia Barretto has filed cybercrime charges against Jay Sonza
  • The former broadcaster earlier made allegatons that the actress was pregnant with Gerald Anderson’s child
  • The actress said she couldn’t let the issue pass because she felt disrespected and her family felt affected

Julia Barretto has personally filed charges against Jay Sonza.

Image by MJ Felipe via Twitter

Along with her mother Marjorie, Julia went to the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Cybercrime Division to formally file a complaint against the former broadcaster.

This came after Jay earlier made allegations that Julia was pregnant with Gerald Anderson’s child. The actress, as well as her mother, denied the rumors and called it “fake news.”

Julia explained that she filed a formal complaint because she felt disrespected. She also wanted to show people that she won’t simply shrug off such allegations.

She shared with MJ Felipe, “Ang dami ko na ring pinagdaanan, ang dami ko na ring pinalampas lalo na sa social media, binastos na ang reputation ko, ang pangalan ko. I think I just want to show people na hindi ko na pinapalampas ‘yung mga bagay na ganito.”

In a formal statement, Julia again denied the rumors spread by Jay. She said the false allegations have affected her and her family.

Image by Julia Barretto via Instagram

“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,” she said.

“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,” she added.

Marjorie also shared how baseless the accusations were; adding how it might affect the endorsements of her daughter.

“‘Yung pagka-iresponsable mo lang Mr. Sonza, sobra eh. Hindi ka man lang nagtanong sa mga malalapit sa buhay niya. Walang pinanggalingan ‘yung sinasabi po ninyo,” Marjorie said.