Claudine Barretto, Raymart Santiago Legal Battle Nearing EndAtty. Ferdinand Topacio, the legal counsel of Claudine Barretto, said that his client's legal battle with estranged husband Raymart Santiago is nearing the end already. There are two cases currently pending--the custody battle and the Permanent Protection Order.
The two camps already submitted all the evidences for their case.
The court will come out with a decision anytime soon, the lawyer said, but he cannot discuss the merit of the case because of a gag order.
After this case, Claudine can put things behind her and just focus on her showbiz comeback. Hopefully, people will also learn that all the allegations against Claudine are lies. Raymart's camp alleged that the actress is a drug addict, and is suffering from a mental illness.
The cases started in July last year. Claudine also filed a case against her estranged husband for violating RA 9262 or the Anti-Violence Against Women and their Children Act.
Atty. Topacio is even thinking of writing a book on how, systematically, Claudine's reputation was besmirched by those around her. He doesn't know what the motivations are. Maybe Claudine's sisters are envious of her, the lawyer said.
Claudine is not in good terms with sisters Marjorie and Gretchen.
Because of this case, he saw all the evidences and was able to interview all the people related to Claudine. "Nakita ko kung papaano yung career niya at personal life niya ay sinira nga systematically."
He's not going to divulge the details now, but he wants to write a book to reveal the truth. There's a conspiracy, Atty. Topacio alleged.
There are witnesses and evidences that show how Claudine was maligned by those around her. She is the true victim in this ordeal, he added.