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Ruffa Gutierrez’s lawyer says home help issue is ‘black propaganda’

Ruffa Gutierrez. Image: Instagram/@iloveruffag

Ruffa Gutierrez’s legal advisor, Atty. Bryant Gamonnac Casiw, said the actress “did not fire or refuse to pay” her housekeepers, dismissing the charges against Gutierrez as “black propaganda”.

Gutierrez earlier addressed the issue involving her and her housekeepers, denying kicking them out without paying their wages. The actress’ statement came after P3PWD rep Rowena Guanzon tweeted about “two housekeepers who were kicked out of a first-class village,” and ultimately asked the actress if said incident was true.

“Contrary to the fake news peddled on social media, our client DID NOT DISMISS the helpers NOR REFUSED TO PAY their remaining salary for six days. In fact, it was the helpers who quit and insisted that they leave the house immediately without complying with the permission requirements of the village association,” Casiw said in an official statement posted on the Vincentiment Facebook page today, July 11.

“This fake news is a propaganda/black libel campaign against our client as she plays the character of former first lady Imelda Marcos in an upcoming film,” the statement added.

Casiw recounted what supposedly happened and alleged the aides “caused a stir” as they were “in a hurry” to leave the actress’ home. The aides were also said to “endanger the safety, security and privacy” of Gutierrez and his family.

“This domestic problem could be resolved privately. Despite what happened, our client wishes the helpers good luck,” Casiw wrote. “Our client will explore all available legal actions and remedies, especially against those spreading unverified information/fake news.”

Meanwhile, Annabelle Rama, Gutierrez’s mother, has come to her daughter’s defense and reached out to a certain ‘rumor-monger’ to ‘mind his own business’, via Rama’s Twitter page, also today. J.B.


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