Binalaan ng kampo ni Kris Aquino ang ilang media network na nagbabalak anyayahan ang kanyang dating manager na si Nicko Falcis at kanyang kapatid na si Atty. Jesus Falcis.
Ayon sa isang liham na ipinadala ng Divina Law, ang humahawak ng legal matters ng talk show host, sinasabi nila na maaring puro panloloko lamang ang sabihin ng mga Falcis sa mga interview upang masira ang reputasyon ni Aquino.
“We understand that Mr. Nicardo M. Falcis II (Nicko) and his brother Atty. Jesus Nicardo M. Falcis III (Jess) are approaching various television and radio stations trying to arrange for interviews and/or guest appearances on shows with a clear intent of maligning, humiliating and destroying the reputation of our client through defamatory statements, malicious innuendos, and unfounded accusations.
“While we recognize your constitutional right to free speech, free expression and press freedom, we reiterate that Libel is not protected speech.
“Thus, we caution you from airing or broadcasting these interviews without verifying the allegations or securing the side/explanation of our client.
“Every defamatory imputation is presumed malicious (Article 354, Revised Penal Code).
“Liability for defamatory statements published by radio or television may be had from the owner of the station, a licensee, the operator of the station, or a person who procures, or participates in, the making or caused the broadcast or publication of the defamatory statements.”
Ayon sa Divina Law, lahat ng media networks ay pinadalhan nila ng sulat na ito.
Samantala, may banat naman si Atty. Falcis matapos niyang malaman ang sulat na ipinapakalat ng Divina Law sa iba’t ibang news network.
“I didn’t know that Kris Aquino, the has-been and self-proclaimed for branding purposes Queen of Media, was a real Queen whose subjects could not criticise.
“Let me remind her that we live in a democracy and not a monarchy. We do not have lese majeste laws like those in other countries with a monarchy.
“Kris Aquino’s attempt, through her lawyers, to intimidate and prevent the media from airing our side is like the last gasp of a delusional queen who is afraid of losing credibility and power because her fake image will be unmasked.
“Kris Aquino is like a child, in this case, an oligarchic spoiled brat, throwing a tantrum because she can’t get her way.
“To begin with, she brought it upon herself. She can’t expect us not to talk in public and on social media when she herself did so last year.
“Kris Aquino was the one who first defamed my brother. Our responses are only in self-defense.
“She started with lies, we’ll finish with the truth.
“And it’s hypocritical for her and her lawyers to intimidate the media from covering us when she herself invited the media to cover her filling of cases and most recently her delirious press conference with her so-called Justice League.
“Divina Law should refresh themselves of legal ethics.
“They should not brazenly lie in their letter and say that every defamatory imputation is presumed malicious.
“They know, unless they are grossly ignorant of the law, that malice is not presumed in cases involving public figures!
“Maybe Divina Law should focus first on protecting Smartmatic in election cases and UST in hazing cases instead of focusing a lot of their time and effort in representing an oligarch.