Ellen Adarna may be facing legal action after publicly accusing a 17-year-old girl of being a “paparazzi” in a viral video.
The mother of Eleila A. Santos has posted a lengthy Facebook post demanding an apology from the actress for “ruining” her daughter’s reputation.
Myra Abo Santos said that Ellen “posted a one sided narrative and insisted on erroneous and unfounded accusations” inspite of the family’s efforts to reach out to explain the minor’s side of the story.
“We initially took it lightly, thinking things would be resolved quickly and the 30-year old you would give the two minors the benefit of the doubt. Even her aunt wrote a private message to you, and mentioned she is a minor. However, we did not hear anything from you,” Myra said.
“She is my only living child. She is just 17 years old…As much as no one has the right to breach your privacy, you have no right to ruin my daughter’s reputation,” the statement said.
Santos adds that they have since sought “legal assistance.”
“As advised by our lawyer, we are now writing this letter. As her family, we ask you to publicly apologise to Eleila. We prefer not to take this further, but as our only daughter, we are ready to take this wherever needed to protect her integrity.”
“My lawyer indicates that you will have five days to reply to this letter. Should you fail or refuse to do so, we will not hesitate to take the appropriate legal actions necessary under the circumstances, to protect and uphold the best interest and welfare of our 17 year old, Eleila A. Santos,” the statement ended.
Adarna posted an Instagram video showing Eleila in a restaurant in Makati on May 4 with the caption, “When you PAP us, we PAP you. It’s a tie. #PAParazziMoves.”
Eleila had denied the accusation by sharing the video she took of the incident, showcasing her bowl of ramen.
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