E.A.T host Tito Sotto accused the GMA of preventing him and the other complainants of the copyright infringement and unfair competition case against the Kapuso network and Television and Production Exponents (TAPE) Inc. to be interviewed.
Sotto who testified before the Marikina RTC against the charges they filed against their former network and production company was confident that he gave sufficient information to prove their accusations against the two companies.
“Ayaw ng GMA na nagpapa-interview kami, umaangal. Wag daw kaming nagpapa-interview,” said Sotto.
TVJ’s legal counsel, Atty. Buko dela Cruz even called Sotto, who’s also a lawyer as the ‘best witness ever’.
Dela Cruz also said that the successful trademark renewal granted to TAPE Inc. for Eat Bulaga branding had no effect on the appeal they filed to the Intellectual Property Office.
It can be remembered that TVJ asked the IPO to cancel TAPE’s ownership of Eat Bulaga trademark.
Meanwhile, GMA head writer Suzette Doctolero reacted to Sotto’s claim, saying that it’s not true that their network prevented the former senator to be interviewed.
She believed that the court was the one who prevented TVJ from discussing the case.