- The mother of Darren Espanto has already filed a case against JK Labajo
- This was confirmed by the lawyer of Darren, Atty. Lorna Kapunan
- JK has responded to the charges and had also contacted his own lawyer
JK Labajo may be facing one of the biggest challenges today as formal charges have already been filed against him by Darren Espanto's mother.
KAMI learned that the lawyer of Darren, Atty. Lorna Kapunan, confirmed that a case against JK was filed last March.
In a report by ABS-CBN, two hearings have been conducted already, but JK was a "no-show."
Having failed to appear at the said hearings, the case was supposed to have been submitted for decision.
However, lately, upon checking the status of the case, Darren's camp learned that JK got himself a lawyer and had the case reopened.
"But recently when we checked the status of the case nalaman namin na kumuha siya ng abogado at nagpa-reopen ng case so nasa office of the city prosecutor 'yan kung i-reopen ang case pero may tentative hearing schedule on April 12. Pag ni-reopen ang second stage niyan magfa-file siya ng counter affidavit if he so desires or meron siyang mga question and answer from the investigating fiscal," said Atty. Kapunan as per ABS-CBN's report.
Atty. Kapunan was also asked about how the case reached her, she said that it was the parents who came to her.
Initially, they asked her if there were legal remedies available, and it was then that she informed them that he could be charged for cyber libel.
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Atty. Kapunan also emphasized that the evidence they have is strong.
The feud between JK and Darren erupted last October 2018 because of a tweet.
JK Labajo is the popular singer of "Buwan." Darren Espanto, on the other hand, is a mainstay of ASAP.
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