Dennis Padilla says he will have to look at the possibility of filing charges against former newscaster Jay Sonza after he maliciously spread rumors that Julia Barretto is pregnant.
Julia is the daughter of Dennis and Marjorie Barretto. Dennis said that he will personally speak with Sonza to clarify things first before deciding on whether or not he will proceed with the legal move.
The actor said he found out about the pregnancy news through his co-actor Ruffa Gutierrez in a taping set.
“Actually ang unang nagtanong dito sa akin sa set si Ruffa Gutierrez. Sabi niya sa akin, ‘Kuya Dennis, totoo ba?’ Dennis told Showbuzz.
Dennis said he did not believe the news because Julia should’ve let him know if it’s true.
“Sabi ko hindi siguro dahil kung totoo iyan, magte-text din naman sa akin ‘yan na ‘Papa I’m pregnant.’ Wala eh. Tapos nakita ko nga ‘yung litrato ni Julia sa Instagram niya. So fake news talaga,” he said.
He also advised Sonza to be more careful on his comments.
“Ang gusto kong sabihin kay Kuya Jay, ‘Kuya Jay, bago ka sana nag-comment ng ganu’n, sana tinawagan mo naman ako o kaya tinanong mo kay Marjorie o kaya mag-text ka sa kung sino man ang malapit kay Julia para malaman kung totoo o hindi,” he added.
For now, Dennis said an apology from Sonza would suffice.
“Mag-uusap na lang kami, tawagan and kung kailangan may mag-apologize, apology lang siguro. Ayos lang ‘yun dahil kaibigan din naman natin si Kuya Jay,” he said.