Nilinaw ng abugado ni Willie Revillame ang balitang tumanggi ang TV host na sumunod sa desisyon ng korte na arestuhin siya kaugnay ng kasong child abuse na isinampa laban sa kanya.
Ito ay may kinalaman sa pagsasayaw ng isang anim-na-taong gulang na batang lalaki, sa defunct show ni Willie sa TV5 na Willing Willie, ayon sa mga kritiko ng mga komedyante ay child abuse.
Ayon sa press statement ni Atty. Leonard S. de Vera, "We wish to correct news reports appearing today that Mr. Willie Revillame refused to submit himself to the jurisdiction of the court and that a warrant of arrest should be issued against him for a child abuse case that was filed back in 2011.
"This case was an off-shoot of the airing ot the 12 March 2011 episode of the now-defunct show Willing Willie in TV5, where a six-year-old boy performed a dance which was claimed by critics as child abuse."
Hindi raw iniiwasan ng TV host ang kasong isinampa laban sa kanya.
Paliwanag pa ni Atty. De Vera, "Upon the finding of probable cause by the regional trial court of Quezon City Branch 86, Mr. Revillame sought and was immediately granted bail in the amount of P80,000.00 in September 4, 2013 or more than two years ago.
"Accordingly, it is unnecessary for the trial court to issue a warrant of arrest against Mr. Revillame.
"As part of Mr. Revillame's right to due process, he appealed the trial court's finding of probable cause against him before the Court of Appeals by way of Petition for Certiorari.
"However, the resolution of this appeal remained pending for 2 years, until the Court of Appeals ruled last September 7, 2015."
Dagdag pa ng abugado ni Willie, ang mga "inaccurate reports" na kumakalat sa social at mass media ay paninira lamang dahil sa tagumpay ng kasalukuyang show ng TV host-comedian sa GMA Network, ang Wowowin.
"The inaccurate reports spreading in social and mass media are regrettable and are being misinterpreted by certain quarters on account of Mr. Revillame's success in his new show Wowowin now being aired in GMA-7.
"It is evident that these reports are intended merely to taint and besmirch Mr. Revillame and his new show in the Kapuso network.
"Mr. Revillame has the Constitutional right to be presumed innocent while his case is being heard by the court."
Diin pa niya, "We categorically assert that there is no evidence that Mr. Revillame is guilty of the crime charged against him.
"Mr. Revillame remains confident that he will be vindicated as he had absolutely no criminal intent when he invited the child contestant to showcase his talent.
"He had done nothing to degrade, debase, or demean the dignity of the child."