P1B libel versus Enchong Dee isinampa ng congresswoman

NAGSAMPA ng P1 bilyon libel at cyber libel complaint si Drivers United for Mass Progress and Equal Rights (DUMPER) Rep. Claudine Diana “Dendee” Bautista-Lim laban sa aktor na si Enchong Dee.

Ayon kay Bautista-Lim, “defamatory and “malicious” ang post sa social media ni Enchong na ginamit niya ang pera ng bayan sa pagpapakasal niya kay Jose French “Tracker” Lim noong nakaraang Hulyo 28 sa Balesin Island Club Resort sa Polilio, Quezon.

“Enchong Dee went as far as saying that I used public coffers to fund my wedding by categorically saying that ‘The money for commuters and drivers went to her wedding’, to the detriment and injury to my honor and name. The posts were meant nothing more than their malicious intentions of maligning my person, depicting me as a corrupt public official,” ani Bautista-Lim.

“This they did, even if I do not know them personally. I have no personal or professional dealings with them in the past or present. Yet, they had the audacity to post something against me based only on hearsay. None of them were present at my wedding day nor a privy to the expenses for my wedding. Yet they attacked me as if they have personal knowledge of the expense for my wedding,” dagdag niya.

Maliban kay Enchong, inasunto rin ng mambabatas ang babaeng netizen na ni-repost ang tweet ng aktor.

Nag-ugat ang kaso sa tweet ni Enchong na: “The money for commuters and drivers went to her wedding. Let’s not prolong this conversation and don’t say otherwise. Drivers and Commuters Rep who voted NO to ABS-CBN franchise got married in a Michael Cinco gown in a lavish peony-filled ceremony in Balesin in the middle of a pandemic. How ostentatious. May vaccination drive ba sya for drivers and commuters.”

Humingi na ng paumanhin si Enchong kay Bautista-Lim matapos niyang burahin ang post pero hindi ito tinanggap ng mambabatas.

“He was not sorry to me and for the damage that he has done. He just wants to deflect, albeit unsuccessfully, this criminal charge against him.

“This does not do any good for him. It only bolstered and magnified his admission of guilt beyond reasonable doubt for his un-provoked and baseless libelous remarks.

“After damaging my name, dignity and honor, Enchong Dee realizing this forthcoming criminal charge, attempted to un-scramble a scrambled egg, so to speak, by removing his original post and tweeting the following (apology).”

Sa reklamo, humingi si Bautista-Lim ng P500 milyon moral damages at P500 milyon exemplary damages kina Enchong at babaeng netizen para umano hindi na maulit ang insidente.