Lawyers eye charges vs culprits behind Aika Robredo’s fake lewd video
MANILA, Philippines — A team of lawyers is eyeing the filing of a criminal complaint against those behind the fake lewd video of the eldest daughter of Vice President Leni Robredo, even as the latter is keen on just focusing on the campaign.
Robredo’s spokesperson Atty Barry Gutierrez told ANC on Wednesday that those behind Aika Robredo’s fake sex video was meant to distract the vice president and derail her campaign momentum.
“The problem with anonymity on social media is, it’s very, very difficult to actually find out the true identities of people posting behind anonymous accounts. At first PNP said that they would investigate, but now they’re asking for us to file a formal complaint,” Guttierez said.
“The lawyers are looking into it. We have a large team of lawyers and they are pursuing that particular path,” he added.
Members of the Lawyers for Leni have already offered help to build the case against the perpetrators.
The Robredo camp has branded as a “malicious fabrication” the circulation of the bogus sex video online that tagged Aika, who like her two other sisters have been busy doing house-to-house campaigns. Robredo and her daughters have dismissed the attacks and told supporters to just focus on what is important and fight the lies with the truth.
“As VP Leni said, para sa kampanya, mag-focus na lang tayo doon sa importante. We look at this really as yet another attempt to try and derail the momentum we have managed to generate over the last few weeks and we don’t want to be sidetracked by it. We have a team looking into it. They will pursue it,” Guttierez went on.
“But in so far as the VP herself and the main campaign is concerned, we will utilize every second of the remaining 19 days to actually push our message, continue what we have been doing and raise our numbers all the way up to election day,” he added.
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