MANILA -- A talent manager has filed at least 55 counts of libel and other charges against entertainment columnist Jobert Sucaldito Thursday.
Cornerstone Entertainment president Erickson Raymundo filed 43 counts of cyber libel, and 12 counts of grave threats, slander and libel at the Quezon City prosecutor's office.
The cases were based on Sucaldito's social media posts that alleged that Raymundo's company was engaged in questionable schemes that rob other artists of gigs and projects.
Several artists under Cornerstone Entertainment, such as Sam Milby and Yeng Constantino, came with Raymundo as a display of support for their agency.
"Hindi tama na gumawa ka ng istorya. Hindi tama na bahiran mo ng dungis 'yung pangalan nung mga taong in fact mabuti sa iyo at wala namang ginawang masama sa iyo," Constantino said.
Sucaldito was charged with another libel case in 2011 after he reported that comedian John "Sweet" Lapus went amok in a bar and forced some men to fool around with him.
Sucaldito retracted his allegations against Lapus two years after the charges were filed in court.