Gladys Guevarra Gets Into Legal Battle Against Former Live-In PartnerSinger-comedian Gladys Guevarra is facing another legal battle. That is because former boyfriend and live-in partner Joselito ‘Jojo’ Diamse has pressed several charges against her. Jojo filed complaints of Attempted Murder, Grave Coercion, Grave Oral Defamation, and Violation of RA 7610 (Special Protection of Children Against Abuse, Exploitation, and Discrimination Act).
The complaint was filed before the Quezon City Regional Trial Court on September 5, Thursday. He was accompanied by his lawyer. Witnesses to his complaint would be his 12-year-old son Jmari Curtney and the parking attendant across Luxent Hotel in Timog Avenue, Quezon City, James Ariola.
Jojo is a musical director of several shows in GMA-7. According to him, he and Gladys had been living in for almost five years when they decided to part ways 5 months ago. He said he thought both of them have moved on because they both have new relationships now. But he has proven himself wrong.
August 23 incident
The root of all those charges is a violent incident that happened on August 23. According to Jojo, Gladys came to his residence about 5 in the morning of that day. He claimed that she went to his place to ask him for reconciliation. She was even asking if his new girlfriend is in the house and he said ‘no.’ Gladys could have been drunk on that incident.
According to his affidavit, he decided to come out of the house to talk to Gladys peacefully. Gladys was convincing him to take her back and dump his current girlfriend but he refused because he doesn’t love her anymore. That was when she started to become violent. After cursing at him, she drove the car away.
But he was surprised because she took a U-turn and crashed into his gate. She drove back and appeared to be aiming to hit him. Fortunately, he was able to move fast so he was not hit. That was when his children woke up and went outside to see what was going on. His young son must have been subjected to trauma because of what he saw.
That time, Gladys went off the car and started cursing, hitting, and kicking him. He embraced her to stop her but she bit him in his chest. That was when his children and the house’s caretaker helped him. That was when she started calling him names like ‘Bakla.’ Later on, she ceased attacking him. She immediately rode a taxi after throwing her car keys to him.
Returning a few times
But the incident did not stop there. After a few minutes, she came back and said she would get money from the car. When she left, Gladys allegedly told him he could be sued for carnapping. That did not stop there. In a while, Gladys again came back with her cousin to apologize and settle the mess.
They agreed to bring the matter to the barangay. But after two days, she did not show up. That was when he decided to bring the case to the court. He also revealed that Gladys always embarrass him in public. But he could get past those incidences. His main concern now is that he wants her to stop being violent and to stop harassing him.
To this, Gladys remains cool when interviewed by the showbiz press. She disclosed that she also filed a case against Jojo, long before he filed his cases. She is citing Violence Against Women and Children as an offense Jojo allegedly did to her.
As expected, she denied most of the accusations. She said she resents trying to talk to Jojo after their breakup so that both of them can move on. She also advised him to remain mum since there are cases filed before the court. Gladys would be seeking the legal advice and service of Atty. Ferdie Topacio.