- The legal counsel of Kakai Bautista to responded the demand letter allegedly from the management of Mario Maurer
- The camp of Kakai questioned the authenticity of the demand letter and questioned how it easily circulated on social media
- Earlier, the Thai management of Mario allegedly sent a letter warning Kakai to stop mentioning the name of the Thai actor
Kakai Bautista’s camp has responded to the demand letter allegedly sent by Mario Maurer’s management.
Earlier, reports surfaced that the Thai talent agency of Mario sent Kakai a letter demanding her to refrain from using the Thai actor’s name. The demand letter also contained reports wherein the comedienne mentioned Mario’s name in interviews and revealed that they used to say ‘I love you’ to each other. The letter was a warning that if Kakai continues to namedrop Mario, they will have no choice but to resort to legal actions.
Finally, Kakai’s camp reacted to the alleged demand letter and questioned the authenticity.
In a statement furnished to ABS-CBN News by Kakai’s manager Freddie Bautista, the singer-comedienne’s legal counsel Jude Marfil pointed out how the letter – supposedly from Mario’s camp – “was just forwarded through email, does not bear any letterhead, mailing address, and contact number.”
The lawyer also noted how the message “does not show any proof that the letter was authorized and consented to be sent by Mr. Maurer himself and/or any official of Kwaonhar Nine Nine Co., Ltd.”
Nonetheless, Atty. Marfil confirmed that they have already sent a nine-page reply to Koraphot Jirachocksubsin, who identified himself as the legal attorney of Maurer’s management.
Quoting portions of their reply, Marfil wrote: “We firmly and vehemently repudiate and detest in the strongest possible terms the claims of the ‘Authorized Attorney’ of Mr. Maurer’s agency against our Client. They are palpably without any factual and legal bases. Further, his claim that our Client ‘improperly exploited’ and made ‘false statements’ about Mr. Mario Maurer and his team already reek of libel, a crime punishable under Art. 353 of the Revised Penal Code of the Philippines.”
Kakai’s legal counsel also expressed their alarm and frustration that the private letter which made the comedienne appear as a “deceitful, lying and exploitative woman,” circulated easily to the Philippine media.
They added that the letter “reeked of libel” because Kakai’s statements were all based on her personal experiences.
“(These are) simple and truthful recollection of her personal experience in working with an international public figure such as Mr. Mario Maurer, whom she has so cherished and has held with high regard and respect,” said the statement.