Chokoleit says he finds his court battle with Cristy Fermin petty.
At the press conference of the new primetime teleserye Mara Clara, Chokoleit said that if he were the good character Mara, then Cristy Fermin would be his nemesis Clara. Chokoleit later gave an update on his countersuit against Cristy. "My lawyer asked na i-postpone 'lsquo;yung pag file ng'hellip; basta hindi ko maalala kasi masyadong technical. I'rsquo;ve been busy kasi kaya wala ako masyadong time. I think next week matatrabaho na namin."
The gay comedian clarified that he is not after anything from the showbiz columnist. "Bahala siya. Siya ang nagdemanda. Sinasagot ko lang. Diyos ko naman! Honestly para sa akin parang pang usapang barangay lang ito dapat."
The legal tiff began when Chokoleit reacted to Cristy'rsquo;s criticisms against him and his friend Pokwang. Chokoleit answered Cristy on his Twitter account, and this prompted the showbiz columnist to file a libel complaint. The comedian in turn decided to file a case countering Cristy'rsquo;s complaint.
"Tuloy kung tuloy. Kahit hanggang saan abutin, dun tayo," said Chokoleit about his legal battle with Cristy. The two have yet to cross paths, but when asked if he is open to settling the matter, Chokoleit said it'rsquo;s all up to Cristy. "Siya ang bahala. Ang sabi ko nga noong una, 'lsquo;Ano ba ito?! It'rsquo;s so petty!'rsquo; Pero ang akin lang, hindi naman ako magre-react kung walang pinanggagalingan. Sabi nga ni Victoria sa Magkaribal, 'lsquo;If you want war, I'rsquo;ll give you war!'rsquo; Ha ha ha!"
While waiting for the advice of his lawyer on what to do next, Chokoleit will be busy taping for the teleserye Mara Clara. He will portray the best friend of Mylene Dizon and the godfather to lead character Mara, played by Kathryn Bernardo. Though he has proven his skills in comedy, Chokoleit feels challenged by his role in Mara Clara. "Nag run kasi ng five years 'lsquo;yung original Mara Clara. Kahit na ba itong bago e aabutin lang ng six months or so, ang challenge kasi sa akin is mag provide ng lighter moments sa mga drama."