A legal expert already cleared volleyball player EJ Laure from possible charges after artist Bugoy Carino revealed that he’s really in a relationship with the latter.
During his 18th birthday, Carino introduced his daughter and his girlfriend Laure who’s already 23.
Laure faced criticisms and accused of “grooming” Carino who’s reportedly 15 years old only when they entered a romantic relationship.
However, according to Attorney June Ambrosio, there’s a possibility that both parents of Laure and Carino were already aware of the said relationship and accepted it.
“Isa pa, adult na ang supposed victim. Kahit r*pe pa ‘yan, defense ang pakikisama niya sa alleged perpetrator after he turned 18.” Ambrosio told Pep.ph.
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Ambrosio also said that no one brought the discussion to the court.
The two hide the real status of their relationship for almost three years.
In 2018, Laure denied that she was impregnated by Carino who’s only a minor during that time.
“Ewan ko ba kasi talaga sa trip nyo [laughing emoji] basta ako I’ve been enjoying my life and resting my shoulder for S81 been living nice and simple then makakabasa ako ng kung ano ano,” said Laure.
“Just to end everything ‘wala akong control sa isip nyo kasi may kanya kanya tayo’ god bless na lang,” she added.
Carino also defended his decision to build a family with Laure, saying that he didn’t forget to be a responsible father despite his age.