The camp of Kapamilya actor Tony Labrusca released a statement after a woman filed a complaint against him.
According to a report from ABS-CBN News, the unidentified woman filed a complaint against Tony before the City Prosecutor in Makati City nearly five months after allegedly getting molested by the actor twice.
In a statement released by the complainant’s lawyer, Atty. Regie Tongol, four witnesses saw what Tony did to the woman.
“That night was very traumatic to my clients as it is their first time to be victimized like this especially unexpected from one of the most idolized actors in the country presently. Mr. Labrusca being a public figure and a foreigner must learn not to be abusive of women. My clients hope that this case would encourage woman and anyone who have been victims of abuses by public figures such as Mr. Labrusca whether sexual or otherwise to not be afraid to stand up and be heard,” the statement read.
The brother of businessman Drake Dustin Ibay also filed a criminal complaint against the actor for aggravated injuries after the latter allegedly choked him that same night.
Tony’s legal counsel, Atty. Joji Alonso, said they have yet to release a “judicious response” as they have not yet received copies of the complaint-affidavit filed against her client.
“We have just been informed that complaints of alleged acts of lasciviousness and slight physical injuries have been filed against our client, Mr. Tony Labrusca. Said acts allegedly occurred some five (5) months ago,” the statement read.
The statement continued: “As we have not yet been in receipt of copies of the Complaint-Affidavit, we could not give a judicious response nor comment on the matter.”
“We call the public to be mindful of casting judgment based on mere allegations and unfounded claims. We welcome the legal process taking its course, where in the end, the truth shall prevail,” the statement ended.