Naglabas ng opisyal ng pahayag ang female complainant na nagsampa ng kasong acts of lasciviousness laban sa aktor na si Tony Labrusca sa pamamagitan ng legal counsel nitong si Atty. Regi Tongol.
Kaugnay ito sa insidenteng nangyari sa tahanan ng young businessman na si Drake Dustin Ibay sa Dasmariñas Village, Makati City, noong January 16, 2021.
Pinaboran ng Makati City Prosecutor’s Office ang reklamo ng biktima dahil napatunayang may sapat na dahilan para sampahan ng reklamo si Tony.
Naghain na rin ang complainant ng precautionary hold-departure order laban kay Labrusca para hindi ito makalabas ng bansa dahil sa criminal case na kinahaharap ng 26-year-old actor.
Ito ang opisyal na pahayag ni Atty. Tongol tungkol sa inilabas na desisyon ng Makati City Prosecutor’s Office tungkol sa kaso ni Tony:
“My client, together with all the victims of abuses by public figures such as Tony Labrusca are all happy that the City Prosecutor of Makati City lead by Chief Dindo Venturanza had found probable cause to file criminal charges against him for Acts of Lasciviousness.
“The Resolution released on October 21, 2021 by Assistant Prosecutor Marc Jeremiah Garcia as approved by the Deputy City Prosecutor Henry Salazar is a vindication of my client’s version of what happened that night contrary to the lies concocted by Mr. Labrusca and his counsels in trying to blame the victim for what happened to her rather than own up to what he has criminally done.
“This victim-blaming scheme conveniently used by these abusers should neither be tolerated nor it be, in the slightest chance, permitted to be conventionalized by these powerful and abusive men who prey on women such as our client.
“While the filing of the charge in court is merely the first stage in our client’s quest for justice, like any victim of abuses, she would still need to endure and persevere in this quest by recalling all the traumatic acts done to her for a few more years until trial is concluded.
“Nevertheless, she is hopeful that the news of Mr. Labrusca eventually getting what he deserves would encourage other women and anyone also victimized by Mr. Labrusca and other public figures whether sexual or otherwise, to not be afraid to stand up and be heard because the government through Offices such as the Office of the City Prosecutor of Makati City with its courageous army of prosecutors are competent instruments of justice and are allies in the #metoo movement.”
Sa kasalukuyan ay wala pang inilalabas na pahayag ang kampo ni Tony Labrsuca kaugnay ng kasong isinampa laban sa kanya.
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