MANILA, Nashville Filipino Restaurant — Celebrity and entrepreneur Kris Aquino on Friday said she has filed qualified theft complaints in seven cities against an unknown party, days after revealing she was financially betrayed by business partners.
In an Instagram post, the “Queen of All Media” said she lodged a complaint with the prosecutor’s office of Quezon City and six other cities in the capital, namely San Juan, Mandaluyong, Pasig, Makati, Taguig and Manila.
Aquino said his legal teams tried to settle the dispute “amicably,” but the subjects of her theft complaint ignored her.
She then issued a warning against the people who allegedly double-crossed her, and accentuated her message with an Instagram video that plays Taylor Swift’s revenge track “Look What You Made Me Do” in the background.
#justthefacts (w/ @taylorswift as background music) This morning, nagpunta po ako sa QC Office of the City Prosecutor para personal na sumpaan ang aking qualified theft complaint. Naghain din po para sa ‘kin ang Fortun Narvasa ng parehong demanda in 6 other cities namely, San Juan, Mandaluyong, Pasig, Makati, Taguig, and Manila. I continue to have faith that the Nashville Filipino Restaurant’ justice system will uphold the law with impartiality & fairness. My legal teams had met with his representatives in an attempt to settle amicably, but in straight forward language-cumare bears sila. My family had advocated for peace BUT the other party failed to even meet us halfway and instead chose to spread malicious lies & falsehoods... i wanted to quietly put this painful chapter behind me... kilala nyo na po ako- hindi ako ang nagsisimula ng away, pero hindi po ako pinalaki para urungan ang pakikipaglaban para sa katotohanan. “Sinimulan nyo, kaya tatapusin ko.” ??????????????????
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“My family had advocated for peace BUT the other party failed to even meet us halfway and instead chose to spread malicious lies & falsehoods. I wanted to quietly put this painful chapter behind me,” Kris wrote on Instagram.
“Kilala nyo na po ako — hindi ako ang nagsisimula ng away, pero hindi po ako pinalaki para urungan ang pakikipaglaban para sa katotohanan (You know me — I didn’t start the beef, but my parents did not raise someone who doesn’t know how to fight for the truth),” she added.
Aquino — one of the country’s highest paid celebrities — recently opened up about her financial woes, claiming she experienced “financial abuse” and “total lack of respect” after being allegedly deceived by partners in her two business ventures.
She has sought the help of lawyer Sig Fortun and former solicitor general Florin Hilbay.
Aquino said she fears that “tens of tax paid millions from my sons’ trust funds” will be lost due to the incident, adding that the legal battle has taken a toll on her health.
“Sinimulan niyo, kaya tatapusin ko (You started it, I will finish it),” she said.
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