Kapamilya actress Julia Barreto personally went to the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Cybercrime Division to file a complaint against veteran journalist Jay Sonza.
A few days ago, Sonza claimed in a Facebook post that Barreto was pregnant with Gerald Anderson due to the community quarantine.
Sonza said that pregnancy rumors only prove that Barreto and Anderson could produce a child.
“Congratulations sa aking kapitbahay sa Congressional Village, Bahay Toro, Quezon City. Napatunayan nina Visoy (visayan tisoy) Gerald Anderson at anak nina Dennis Padilla at Marjorie na si Julia Barreto na kapuwa hindi sila baog. After months of love lockdown – may nabuo sa sinapupunan ni Julia,” Sonza added.
Barreto quickly debunked the rumors spread by Sonza and even showed her tummy to prove that she’s not pregnant.
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Sonza then withdrew his claim about Barreto’s pregnancy and apologized for what he posted.
The journalist said that someone “admitted” the pregnancy of the Kapamilya actress so he couldn’t stop himself from congratulating the celebrity couple.
Sonza has yet to give comments over the legal action filed against him by Barreto.
The veteran journalist is a known critic of ABS-CBN.
Yesterday, Barreto’s colleague, Liza Soberano also filed a complaint before the cybercrime division against a telecom company worker who made an intimidating comment against her.