In response to accusations of child abuse, Annabelle Rama tells Nadia Montenegro: "Wala kang kwentang nanay!"
PEP reports that talent manager Annabelle Rama, via Showbiz Central’s October 2 episode, told actress Nadia Montenegro: "Dapat ikaw ang ipakulong, dapat ikaw ang gapusin, wala kang kwentang nanay! Dapat siya ang idemanda ng abuse kasi hindi niya inalagaan ang mga anak niya, e. Pinagtrabaho niya, hindi niya alam anong oras umuwi, tapos nagrereklamo siya!" This was Rama’s response to Montenegro’s accusations of "child abuse."
According to PEP, Montenegro filed "child abuse" and "oral defamation" cases against Rama at the Quezon City Prosecutor’s Office last Friday, September 30. Rama, who heads Royale Artist Management, is the talent manager of Montenegro’s daughters Alyanna Asistio, 17, and Annika Asistio, 15. In her affidavit, Montenegro stated: "As my children’s manager, Rama failed to protect the interests of my children by making them work even during school hours to the detriment of their grades, giving them the impression that the same was required by the network and that they either ’take it or leave it.’ I even learned that when she was alone with my children, Rama would convince my children to choose work over their education, giving them the impression that they need to give up their education to be able to be successful in their career."
Montenegro also claimed that her daughters were made to work more than 40 hours a week, which violates the stipulations of The Anti-Child Abuse Act. She also accused Rama of making them wear "sexually-suggestive" clothes. Montenegro, presumably quoting her daughters’ story, claimed that Rama also got mad at the two girls when they refused to entertain "influential" and "powerful" men.
Rama has denied Montenegro’s accusations. On the afternoon of September 30, Rama had posted the following messages on her Twitter account: "Nakakaloka ang news this morning. Denemanda daw ako. What???" and "Nag-file siya ng demanda? Hoy bago ka magfile ng demanda sa akin, u think 1 thousand times dahil sayang ang pera. Baka mangutang ka na naman ng pambayad ng lawyer."
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