Willie Revillame will no longer sue celebs who "attacked" him on Twitter
(SPOT.ph) In contrast to his statement on April 8, Willie Revillame said on Friday that he will no longer sue the celebrities who "attacked" him on Twitter in connection to the Jan-Jan on Willing Willie incident, PEP.ph reports. Citing a Radyo Inquirer interview, PEP.ph adds that Revillame did not reveal why he will not pursue the suit.
He earlier singled out Tony-winning actress Lea Salonga, singers Jim Paredes, Aiza Seguerra and Leah Navarro, TV host Bianca Gonzalez, actresses Mylene Dizon and Agot Isidro, and comedians Tuesday Vargas and K Brosas as the personalities who supposedly ruined his name on Twitter.
In the Radyo Inquirer interview, Revillame thanked TV5 for supporting him in the controversy. He said the network’s president Ray Espinosa told him that they support him "all the way" because they believe he was not at fault.
"Nasaan na ho ang pamilya ngayon? Ni hindi na makapagtrabaho (Where is the family now? They can’t even make a living)," Revillame said, claiming Jan-Jan’s father had to close his beauty parlor. "Sino nag-aalaga? Di ba ako? Kami? (Who’s taking care of them now? I am. We are.)" Revillame also told Radyo Inquirer that he asked Sen. Manny Villar for a house and lot for the family.
In contrast to the allegations of child abuse that was triggered by a Willing Willie episode where the six-year-old boy cried while gyrating, Revillame said, "Wala namang malisya ’yan sa aking paningin. Kaya nagtatawanan ang lahat, hindi pinagtatawanan ang bata. Naging masaya, natuwa." ("I see no malice in what happened. The audience wasn’t laughing at the boy. They were laughing because they were happy.")
Revillame also hinted that the allegations and actions against him might be related to his ongoing case against ABS-CBN, his former home network, reports PEP.ph.
Meanwhile, child psychologist Honey Carandang denied "(insinuations) by the lawyers of Revillame that (she is) part of some grand conspiracy to ’bring down’ Revillame and his TV program," reports PEP.ph.
Referring to her earlier letter that said the treatment the six-year-old boy received on Willing Willie was a form of abuse, she added, "I merely expressed an opinion as solicited by the CHR (Commission on Human Rights) and the MTRCB (Movie and Television Review and Classification Board)."
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