The camp of Nadine Lustre led by Atty. Lorna Kapunan has released a statement regarding the status quo order issued against the singer-actress.
In an interview with Boy Abunda, Nadine said she has nothing but gratitude for the things she has in her life right now.
“Being here. Being where I am now. And the mindset that I have now. ‘Cause I’ve learned a lot and I’m grateful for all the things that happened in my life because if it weren’t for those, I wouldn’t be who I am now,” she said.
The interview comes after the court ordered Nadine to honor and uphold her contract obligations with VIVA Artists Agency (VAA).
Despite the uncertainties of the future, Nadine said she trusts Lorna Kapunan in handling her case. “Well, I trust naman that Atty. Lorna can help me out on this and I’m just leaving it up to them,” Nadine said.
Meanwhile, Boy Abunda read the statement regarding the case he obtained from Nadine’s lawyer.
“The court denied VIVA’s claims for attachment and garnishment of Nadine’s hard-earned earnings and bank account. This is a victory for Nadine,” Nadine's camp stated.
“The court, however, granted status quo order in consideration of rights of third party rights to Nadine’s termination of its contract with VIVA,” it added.
Nadine’s camp made it clear that there has yet to be a final decision on the validity of Nadine’s contract as of now.
“But the issue of whether there’s a valid contract between VIVA and Nadine was not decided by the court which said this issue is subject to arbitration proceedings and not the court,” it continued.
Meanwhile, Nadine’s camp said the singer-actress will continue to fulfill her existing contracts outside VIVA.
“Nadine has fulfilled and continues to respect the prior contracts with third parties even after she terminated the agreement with VIVA for various material breach committed by VIVA,” Lorna said.
VIVA, which gets 40 percent commission from Nadine’s projects, will still get its share from the singer-actress's existing projects, the statement added.
“We are filing a motion for reconsideration on the status quo order. Nadine will continue the concert and pending contracts that VIVA will be claiming their 40 percent commission,” the statement said.
“VIVA will also be notified of future engagements of Nadine pending that arbitrable issue of her VIVA agency management agreement,” the statement ended.