Gretchen Barretto confirms sister Claudine’s drug use, says she was once confined at a hospital for "severe drug abuse"

There seems to be no end in sight to this family drama.

ABS-CBNNews.com reports that Gretchen Barretto has confirmed the claim of Raymart Santiago that her sister Claudine used drugs and was once confined to a hospital for her drug addiction.

 

The report explained that in a statement sent to the entertainment website Pep.ph, Gretchen recalled her father, Miguel Barretto, "pretended to suffer from heart attack" in January 2011 and was confined in Medical City. "That was just a ploy to get Claudine confined at the basement for her severe drug abuse and mental condition," she said.

 

Gretchen said that aside from witnessing Claudine being confined at the basement of the Medical City, she also knew for a fact that her younger sister's treatment for drug addiction "was continued in a private clinic in Chana, Thailand." She also claimed that she just decided to speak out since Claudine has stated in a court document for her case against Santiago that her siblings Marjorie and Gretchen were "abusive sisters."

 

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