Larry Gadon faces charges filed by Raissa Robles
RAISSA ROBLES – The investigative journalist and award-winning book author filed charges against the suspended lawyer and senatorial candidate Larry Gadon over a viral video wherein he can be seen cursing her.
Earlier, Robles filed an 11-page complaint before the Quezon City Prosecutor’s Office against Gadon.
The journalist who works as a senior Manila correspondent for the Hongkong-based South China Morning Post, accused Gadon of violating the Safe Spaces Act (Republic Act 11313) and of committing cyber libel and libel.
The jail term for cyber libel could be up to 8 years under the Cybercrime Prevention Act (RA 10175) while the penalty imposed for traditional libel under the Revised Penal Code is up to 4 years.
A higher penalty will be imposed by the law if the offended party is a senior citizen like the journalist.
The issue between Robles and Gadon started following a viral video of the suspended lawyer wherein he can be seen swearing at the journalist over the latter’s allegations against presidential aspirant Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.
Watch the video below:
Robles believes that the derogatory statements of Gadon were “intended to shred my dignity as a woman, reduce my credibility as a journalist and make me a laughing stock, so that people would not believe what I write and say.”
Meanwhile, Gadon, who’s facing 4 disbarment complaints, has yet to issue any statement with regards to the charges filed against him by Robles.
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