Marjorie Barretto initially denied that she's the woman in the controversial sexy photos that made its way online over the weekend. But why would she deny it and eventually have her lawyer confirm that it was really her?
In an interview with pep.ph's Jo-An Maglipon, the former actress and now outgoing Caloocan City councilor explained what happened."When you called me that first time, I swear, I was stunned," Marjorie told Jo-An. "I didn’t know what you were talking about. I didn’t even know that there was anything circulating anywhere about me. I had just woken up, and I was really caught unaware. You were talking about photos of me. It was such a nightmare. I didn’t know how to take it in."
But then many immediately believed it was indeed her in the photos because they really looked authentic. Also, her threat to sue those that posted and continue to repost the controversial pictures made her look so affected, thus, guilty.
Marjorie also explained that she only saw the photos when she met with her lawyers on Monday and she was disappointed that nobody told her beforehand.
Her camp still warns those who will not take down her photos that they will press charges under RA 9995 or the Anti-Photo and Video Voyeurism Act. Now that she has admitted it was her, she now has all the right to sue.
“Now my lawyers have spoken, and they’re serious about taking to court anyone who will continue to do this. And now I’ve admitted it, then it must be because I don’t want to push myself in a position where I have to lie. I don’t want to talk about it anymore after this,” she said.
The controversial photos show Marjorie with a breast exposed in one, and with her legs wide open while only wearing a T-shirt and panties in the other. The pictures surfaced online in the middle of a separate controversy that involved her siblings and mother.