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De Lima on sex video: It’s a fake

But Cam maintains: It's real
By: - Reporter / @MAgerINQ
/ 01:52 PM June 11, 2014
Sandra Cam  Leila de Lima

Sandra Cam (right), president of the Whistleblowers Association of the Philippines and Justice Secretary Leila de Lima. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO / NINO JESUS ORBETA

MANILA, Philippines―The sex video allegedly featuring Justice Secretary Leila de Lima is a fake.

So says De Lima even as she maintains she won’t dignify the issue and press charges against former “jueteng” whistleblower Sandra Cam.

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Cam has threatened to release the alleged sex video if De Lima would get the nod of the Commission on Appointments.

“You know that’s a threat. Didn’t she know she’s been committing a crime already all this time?”      De Lima told Senate reporters in a mix of English and Filipino when asked about Cam’s warning.

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De Lima was attending her confirmation hearing at the Senate.

She said all the scorns she’s getting from Cam are “actionable” and the sex tape―real or fake―if released is a violation of the Anti-Voyeurism Law.

“I’m sure that’s a fake. Remember whether it’s fake or genuine, it’s still a violation of Anti-Voyeurism Law,” said De Lima    in an interview before she    faced her    confirmation hearing at the CA.

Asked      again why      she      was not taking      any action against      Cam,         De Lima said: “I can’t. It’s really demeaning . Attacks to me like that      (do) not deserve an ounce of dignified response. I refuse to be dragged in such gutter tactics.”

Cam      has been opposing De Lima’s confirmation and even raised the issue in her affidavit submitted to the CA’s committee on justice and judicial and bar council, citing the justice secretary’s  alleged      illicit affairs with      two  men, including a married diver.

Cam, who appeared    at De Lima’s    confirmation hearing,   maintained the existence of the purported sex video.

“Well, there is. I’ve seen it but I’ll tell the commission later,”  she said in a separate interview also before the hearing.

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