Raymart Santiago Belies Claudine Barretto's Battered Wife ClaimsRaymart Santiago denied his estranged wife Claudine Barretto's claims that she was a battered wife. Instead, Raymart released a series of Claudine's "post-surgical procedure" photos.
Claudine earlier released a photoshoot showing her thighs with cigarette burns, scars, bruises and wounds. She hinted that Raymart was the one who caused her those by saying she was a battered wife, and she tried to hide it from her family.
This was mere two weeks after the estranged celebrity couple allegedly resolved their issues and celebrated Raymart's and their daughter Sabina's birthdays.
According to Atty. Ferdinand Topacio, Claudine's legal counsel, the actress tried to hide these bruises by covering them with foundation, concealer and make-up.
But on July 21, Raymart's camp released a series of photos showing Claudine with two bruises under her eyes, but smiling with her estranged husband and his family.
These photos were allegedly taken during the Holy Week in 2010, from March 31 (Monday) to April 4 (Easter Sunday).
Raymart's camp said that the bruises on Claudine's face were due to the surgical procedure she had on her face. In fact, the photos showed Raymart and Claudine smiling and having a good time.
The photos also showed Raymart's older brothers, Randy, Rowell and Jun-Jun.
"The wounds and scars are definitely real, but how they were sustained is a different story altogether."
The first photo was of Claudine with bruises under her eyes, and with her head wrapped with bandage and Styrofoam. The second photo then was of Raymart and Claudine with the actress' head leaning on her husband's shoulder.
The third photo was of Claudine with Raymart's family, including his brother Randy. The fourth photo was of the couple--Raymart was smiling while Claudine was having a hard time moving her facial muscles because of the procedure.
The fifth photo was of the family in the pool. Claudine even had her arms raised.
Raymart's camp said that the "photoshoot" of Claudine was done on April 4, 2010 for her guesting on "Showbiz Central." His camp also challenged Claudine to reveal the real reason why there were bruises on her face and why she had to put on concealer and makeup before the interview.