Tila umabot na sa sukdulan ang sama ng loob ni Inday Barretto sa panganay na anak niyang si Gretchen Barretto.
Parang bombang sumabog si Inday nang sabihin niya sa isang public statement kay Ricky Lo na inilathala sa Philippine Star nitong Miyerkules na sinungaling si Gretchen.
"You are a liar!" paunang pahayag ni Inday na pinabulaanan lahat ng masasamang sinabi ni Gretchen sa bunsong kapatid na si Claudine Barretto.
Ayon kay Inday, walang katotohanang hinaharang ni Claudine ang pagpasok ng pamangkin nito na si Julia Barretto sa showbiz at sisirain nito ang karera ng teen star.
"Who did Claudine say it to… you? Or did you just make this up to put Claudine in trouble with Star Magic and make Julia’s big following angry with Claudine? You did that before. Besides, Julia is very much 'in' at Star Magic now."
"Why would she? Next to Marjorie, no one can love those (Marjorie’s) children more than Claudine!!! There is a track record to that. At hindi isang kagaya mo lang ang maka-manipulate niyan. Huwag mo naman gawing tanga ‘yung mga tao, Gretchen. They and we all know that 'Claudine holds no power over the industry!' Who do you think Claudine is -- the Evil Queen of Bhutan?"
Sinabi din ni Inday na hindi din totoo na sinabi ni Claudine na siya lamang ang "Prinsesa ng Teleserye" ng Kapamilya network.
"Did she tell you that or did you make it up again to block her entry to an ABS-CBN project? First of all, Claudine was not a Teleserye Princess. She was ABS-CBN Teleserye Queen during her time, just like you were ST Queen during yours. And, hello, showbiz holds no franchise to eternity. Owners and big bosses go to hell, too, or to heaven in time!'
Pag-amin ng ina totoong humina na ang showbiz career ni Claudine pero hindi nito mababago ang talentong mayroon siya.
"Yes, Claudine’s career slowed down but her talent did not! What she holds on 'record' for achievement, is 'not gone' for how can you lose what you already have in your hand and kept in people’s mind? She doesn’t have to prove anything. Julia and others will fare on their own — never dependent on anyone, comparable to none. They each have a gift from God! Oh yes, Julia is terrific, another good one coming. You are insecure if you believe anyone can block that! For the record, that (your insecurity) can be supported by a well-known doctor."
Hinarap din ni Inday ang isyung nanakit si Claudine. Aniya, totoong nagbabasag ng plastik na plato at tasa si Claudine pero di tulad ni Gretchen na mamahaling gamit ang pinagtatapon. Ang matindi aniya ay nagawa pa siyang palayasin ni Gretchen dahil sa galit.
"I also witnessed you, Gretchen, ah! When you were throwing expensive plates and vases at that time I was called to go to your place because nagwawala ka and you were threatening to swallow pills. Muntik pa nga akong matamaan kaya I ran out of the house to the car on a Typhoon Signal No. 3, soaking wet. Pinalayas ako!'
Sinabi din ni Inday na hindi totoong may "mental illness" ang bunsong anak.
"Claudine has no 'mental illness'…'mental torture,' yes, courtesy of an evil manipulation!"
Sa galit, sinabi pa ni Inday na walang karapatan si Gretchen na tawaging "evil" si Claudine lalo't ang salitang "evil" ay para talaga sa kanya.
"Do not call Claudine evil! Do not start giving away that title that belongs to you and you alone, now that it’s burning your palm and scarring your beautiful face.
Some basher called Julia 'maarte' and you blow your top! You call Claudine evil, prepare to attack her and you want me to be angelic?”
"Ang dali-dali n’yo lang manakit ng tao. Power drunk! Pero pag kayo na, konting pitik gusto n’yo na magpakulong. I am taking this fight -- now in front of the battle. I am going to take all the bullets you shoot. Watch and beware it will ricochet kapagka ina na ang binaril. Stop, please stop. Stop it na, ha!"
Ayon sa ina ng mga Barretto ilang taon ng naging libangan ni Gretchen na sirain ang kanyang pamilya na ikinahihiya niya.
"You have attacked, accused, maligned and tried to destroy each and everyone of us in the eyes of society, starting from your father, I your mother, and each and everyone of your siblings including their partners!
"People ask and some who do not know any better, might believe that maybe we’re cruel parents, neglectful and remiss in our duties to you! Only, you, alone? Because no one else is complaining about their childhood! How easy for me to have explained my side, but how can a mother defend herself without destroying a child of hers no matter that she is EVIL? Most importantly, I could not in all conscience correct the bad 'impression' (image) you gave us. The truth is: This impression is the 'Deceptive Device' you used to hook your man and landed you on the moon shining bright like a diamond! I kept mum not wanting to rock your world but you are wrecking ours!"
Sa huli kahit masakit sa ina, tila suko na si Inday sa kanyang panganay at pinalaya na ito bilang parte ng kanilang pamilya.
"Gretchen, I am not a wimp, never been one, but lahat may 'hangganan.' I have protected you all these years without exposing to the world the real you. But you have pushed many of us to the wall. There’s no other way but for us to defend our names! I have always loved you as one of my own, and always will, but love of my family belongs to the heart and not in the garbage can!"
"I am letting go of a child now who never wanted me in order to save one who has always been there for all, and with all of her love…Claudine!"
Matatandaang noong nakaraang linggo ay sunod-sunod ang isyung naglabasan na nagbabangayan na naman ang magkapatid na si Gretchen at Claudine matapos ang mga maiinit na tweet di uamno ni Gretchen na tila patama sa bunsong kapatid.