Robredo’s spokesman sues Journal News Online writer, publisher for cyber libel

Barry Gutierrez takes legal action vs an article falsely claiming CPP founder Jose Sison was a key campaign adviser to him and presidential candidate VP Leni Robredo MANILA, Philippines – Barry Gutierrez, the spokesperson of presidential candidate Vice President Leni Robredo, filed a cyber liebel complaint against the writer and publisher of Journal News Online … Read more

Prosecutors trash 7 more cyber libel raps filed by Quiboloy group against Rappler

Rappler lawyer Theodore Te says he has so far counted 16 complaints and 50 counts of cyber-libel filed by Apollo Quiboloy’s followers against Rappler, its interviewees, and interviewees in Cagayan de Oro, Davao, Panabo, and Ozamiz cities GENERAL SANTOS CITY, Philippines – The General Santos City Prosecutor’s Office threw out seven more cyber libel complaints … Read more

With jury picked, Johnny Depp opens US libel case against ex-wife Heard

WASHINGTON, USA – Lawyers for Hollywood star Johnny Depp on Tuesday, April 12 gave a jury an overview of his US defamation case against his ex-wife Amber Heard, the latest chapter in a long-running legal fight between the two Hollywood stars. Opening statements kicked off in a Virginia courtroom in a lawsuit Depp, 58, brought … Read more

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard face off again in US libel trial

Depp denies all allegations of domestic abuse, saying in his lawsuit that Heard’s claims were an ‘elaborate hoax to generate positive publicity for Ms. Heard and advance her career’ WASHINGTON, USA – The latest chapter in Hollywood star Johnny Depp’s legal battle with ex-wife Amber Heard kicked off on Monday, April 11, as a US … Read more

Prosecutors throw out Quiboloy follower’s 7 cyber libel raps against Rappler

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Philippines – A panel of prosecutors here threw out seven cyber-libel complaints filed against Rappler Incorporated, four teams, an academic, and three former members of Davao-based religious leader Apollo Quiboloy’s Kingdom of Jesus Christ (KOJC) in connection with a series of news reports and interviews about the attacking doomsday preacher. In … Read more

Rappler answers a dozen cyber libel complaints from Quiboloy workers

In counter-affidavits, Rappler and its assertion that their stories were based on interviews and first person accounts. ‘That is essentially what a journalist does…there is nothing defamatory there,’ asserts lawyer Ted Te. MANILA, Philippines – Rappler has submitted counter-affidavits to the Office of the City Prosecutor in Davao City denying accusations of cyber libel against … Read more