Actor-singer Marlo Mortel is ready to take legal action against a netizen who used a dummy account to post malicious allegations against him.
A screenshot of Facebook user Yuki Zaragoza’s now-deleted “open letter” to Marlo alleged that the actor-singer kept on inviting his boyfriend and “pulling him into your little party circus”.
Claiming he has been hanging out with Marlo, the anonymous Facebook user also accused the latter of trying to get his boyfriend drunk, demanding a sexual act, and inviting his boyfriend to his condo.
The said allegations were all dismissed as “fake news” by Marlo in a statement posted on his personal Facebook account.
“FAKE NEWS ARE DANGEROUS. A person’s life can be at stake because of this,” said the actor.
Marlo then challenged the netizen to show proof of the allegations leveled against him.
“Before I report this for CYBERBULLYING, who are you that’s claiming that you hang out with me and where’s your message to me?”
The actor also debunked the netizens’ other claims of Marlo allegedly having a condo and a “social media girlfriend”.
“THERE IS A LAW AGAINST FALSE ACCUSATIONS. I HOPE YOU ARE PREPARED FOR TRYING TO DAMAGE A PERSON’S LIFE,” stressed Marlo.
In a recent update, Marlo shared that screenshots of the dummy’s “fake story” have been forwarded to the authorities and those involved in spreading fake news are also being looked into.
“That is #Cyberlibel,” said Marlo.