YES! magazine editor-in-chief Jo-Ann Q. Maglipon, in an exclusive report published on PEP.ph, reveals that at past 11 p.m. on May 2, controversial actress Gretchen Barretto confirmed via text message that she and her lawyers were set to file a libel case against her U.S.-based sister, Gia Barretto-Reyes. It may be recalled that Gia took mother Estrella "Inday" Barretto’s side when she had a smackdown with Gretchen.
Gia had backed Inday’s nasty allegations about Gretchen. The PEP.ph report noted that "Gretchen is represented by the Siguion-Reyna, Montecillo, & Ongsiako law firm." The actress also said that she had "American lawyers" as well. Gretchen had explained via a text message: "Yes, Gia is based in Boston. Our local lawyers, the Siguion-Reyna group, advised that we take action there."
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