Claudine Barretto’s lawyer, Atty Ferdinand Topacio, gave a three-day ultimatum to returning actress Sabrina M. to recant the story about her alleged ‘secret relationship’ with the late actor Rico Yan.
In an interview with veteran columnist Cristy Fermin, the lawyer said that Sabrina possibly committed a possible contravention when she claimed that she had a relationship with Rico before he passed away in 2002.
According to Topacio, Sabrina possibly tarnished the image of the late actor and his client, who’s also the former girlfriend of Rico.
“Pinalalabas po kasi ni Sabrina M na si Rico Yan ay two-timer at alam naman daw ni Claudine, kung alam ito ni Claudine ay napakababa naman ng moralidad ni Claudine na pumapayag siya na dalawa sila sa buhay ni Rico Yan?” said Topacio.
“Mag-apologize ka na lang Sabrina M since iisang mundo lang ginagalawan natin at ‘wag naman tayong gumamit ng taong wala na rito sa mundo hindi niya maipagtanggol ang sarili niya dahil wala na siya,” he added.
Topacio said that they would explore legal actions against Sabrina if the actress refused to make a public apology to Claudine and Rico’s family.
“Will give you three days hanggang Linggo Sabrina M, marami namang talk shows please mag-sorry ka na lang kay Claudine, mag sorry ka sa pamilya ni Rico Yan, mag sorry ka sa alaala ni Rico Yan. Otherwise much to our regret ay kailangan po kaming kumilos sa paraang legal,” he stated.
It can be recalled that Rico’s passing was the most followed topic in the country that year and even his burial was one of the most-attended funerals in the history of the country after 20,000 fans paid their final respect to the actor.
That’s why many showbiz reporters, including Cristy, couldn’t believe the account of Sabrina.
Even a close friend of Sabrina, Katrina Paula, already debunked the story made by the actress.