Court Clears Claudine Barretto From Charges By Former Household HelpersThe Marikina City Prosecutor's Office cleared actress Claudine Barretto from the robbery, grave coercion and perjury cases filed against her by her former household helpers Maria Luisa Becher and Dessa Patilan.
Maria was the one who filed the robbery and grave coercion cases while Dessa filed the perjury case. Claudine said these cases were in retaliation to the qualified theft she filed against them for allegedly taking her jewelry and expensive bags in July 2013.
Dessa was jailed for a year before she was released with the help of Claudine's sister, Gretchen.
The court said there was no probable cause found in the cases filed against the actress, who also alleged that her estranged husband Raymart Santiago was the one behind these cases.