P1 Billion case vs Enchong: lawmaker says she almost lost her baby over controversy

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P1 Billion case vs Enchong: lawmaker says she almost lost her baby over controversy

 

MANILA – The lawmaker who filed a P1-billion cyber lawsuit against actor Enchong Dee clarified that she did so because she almost lost her baby due to the controversy.

Claudine Bautista-Lim, representative of the Drivers United for Mass Progress and Equal Rights – Philippines Taxi Drivers Association party-list, was accused by Enchong of spending taxpayer’s money to fund her “lavish” wedding in Balesin.

Bautista-Lim clarified that the lawsuit was filed in August without announcing it to the media.

The congresswoman donned a gown by renowned Dubai-based fashion Michael Cinco during her “lavish, peony-filled ceremony in Balesin”, a private, upscale island in the Philippines where she wed businessman Jose French Lim in August.

As photos of the wedding circulated on social media, Enchong posted a tweet accusing Bautista-Lim of corruption.

“The money for commuters and drivers went to her wedding. Let’s not prolong this conversation and don’t say otherwise,” Enchong said in his now deleted post.

After being reportedly contacted by lawyers, the actor later apologized for his post, describing himself as having been “reckless” at that time.

Bautista-Lim, who comes from a rich family in Davao, said that her husband Jose French, who also owns multiple businesses in the Philippines, decided to pursue the case to protect her and their family from the baseless and damaging claims.

“As we have the utmost respect for our legal system, we filed the case in August without fanfare,” Bautista-Lim in a statement.

“I would like to clarify that any legal action coming from us was instituted back in August of this year, upon my husband’s insistence and in response to the malicious allegations made against me at that time,” she added.

“He and his lawyers chose to pursue the case, not just because he and his family—who value their privacy and are focused on their businesses—were unfairly dragged into the whole issue, but also, or more so because he saw the heavy toll that the attacks took on my health, particularly on my sensitive pregnancy,” she added.

Bautista-Lim, who is currently eight months pregnant, said that the controversy caused her anxiety and humiliation, while affecting their family’s reputation.

“It left us no choice but to file cases against those responsible for causing us so much grief and worry, which almost led to me losing our baby, and which adversely affected some of our constituents’ trust in us,” she said. CAM/Expat Media


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