Raymart Santiago Releases ‘Proof’ Claudine Barretto Physically Hurt Him [Video]After Claudine Barretto’s turn to accuse estranged husband Raymart Santiago of abuse including being physically hurt by the actor, it’s Santiago’s turn to accuse Barretto of physically hurting him.
Santiago on Tuesday afternoon submitted a 24-page counter-affidavit to Barretto’s complaint against him for allegedly violating the Violence Against Women and Their Children Act (RA 9262).
According to Santiago, his estranged wife’s claims of economic, sexual, financial and physical abuse are not true.
Furthermore, Santiago also included sworn statements of Barretto’s siblings Joaquin, Marjorie, and Gretchen. He also included photographs which show him having a torn shirt and scratches and bruises he claims he sustained after a fight with Claudine.
In the report by Nelson Canlas for the 24 Oras segment Chika Minute, Raymart was also revealed to have presented witnesses who were the couple’s former employees who will verify the contents of the counter-affidavit.
In an interview with Canlas, Santiago said, “Sa totoo lang, malungkot ako at kailangan pang lumabas ang lahat ng ito.” [Honestly, this makes me sad because all of this needed to be revealed.]
“Kagaya ng sinabi ko, yun pa rin ang sasabihin ko - hindi ko naman ginustong ilabas ‘to. Pero, ganun sila, e. Marami silang nilalabas, kailangan ko lang din sumagot,” he added. [Just as I’ve said before, I’ll say it again - I did not want to reveal any of this. But that’s the way they are, I need to answer.]
“Siguro para din sa mga anak ko, para malaman nila yung totoo,” he continued. [Maybe this is for my kids, for them to know the truth.]
At a point in the interview, Santiago got emotional saying these developments are ugly as he is thinking about his kids being involved in this issue.
Claudine in August showed a court photos, she says, that prove she was being hurt by Santiago.
“Notwithstanding all my horrendous experiences in the hands of my husband, today, I am breaking my silence. I have decided to stop and end the abuse and violence and make my husband criminally and civilly liable for all his actions,” Barretto said then.
Santiago said then that Barretto should not have gone public with details of the case. Nonetheless, he said that his camp expected this from Claudine and that they have an answer to her allegations.
Raymart has just earlier alleged Claudine has a problem with substance abuse.
Watch the two videos below and read the related article here on Pinoystop.