#JailSonza trended on Twitter after Julia Barretto filed a complaint against former broadcaster and diehard Duterte supporter Jay Sonza for spreading fake news about her.
Sonza recently announced on Facebook that the actress was pregnant with Gerald Anderson’s child.
“Congratulations sa aking kapitbahay sa Congressional Village, Bahay Toro, Quezon City.
“Napatunayan nina Visoy (Visayan tisoy) Gerald Anderson at anak nina Dennis Padilla at Marjorie na si Julia Barreto na kapuwa hindi sila baog. After months of love lockdown and ESQ (exact sex quadrant) – may nabuo sa sinapupunan ni Julia.
“Nahinayak ang batang Dadiangas. nasiyot man jud oi. kapugngan pay tren, dili ang gugmang gauros uros tawon.
“Happy Monday po. Makikibalita ako kung kailan ang kasal sa aking neighbour,” Sonza said.
Barretto and her mom Marjorie went to the NBI Cybercrime Division and requested an investigation on the “untrue and irresponsible statements made by Sonza on his social media account.”
Twitter was celebrating after hearing the news.
Sonza has been labeled the King of Fake News for his constant spreading of disinformation.
But never had grown up. #JailSonza
— top_edge (@topedge9) September 25, 2020
From Jay Sonza to #JailSonza really quick!
— MacGuy27 (@IMacGuy27) September 25, 2020
We need #JailSonza to happen this year.
— DeeDee Holliday 🏳️🌈 (@deedeeholliday_) September 25, 2020
Liza sued after an online rape threat and Julia suing Jay Sonza for spreading a fake rumor. Remember, a person's freedom ends where another man's freedom begins. You cant cry "free speech" when you start threatening and defaming another person with it. #JailSonza
— Juan Eagle (@iamjuaneagle) September 25, 2020
he has got be held accountable for his unsubstantiated ejaculations so somebody nakaluklok will notice him. #JailSonza
— a.k.a.ong (@insatiableblue) September 25, 2020
— Popoy Rempone (@RemponePopoy) September 25, 2020
— #LetLeniLead (@akajeck614) September 25, 2020
— reg⁷ | ʙᴇ 𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒓𝒎𝒐𝒓𝒆 (@regsandg) September 25, 2020
Sonza retracted his statements on Wednesday, but Barretto will continue pushing for legal action.
“I am pursuing this case because the statements made by Mr. Sonza are untrue and irresponsible. The widespread reposting of the news based on his post caused distress to me and my family. I don’t want to take this matter lightly. Mr. Sonza, and all those who publish these reckless and baseless posts, must be held accountable for their actions so that they think twice before claiming things as fact.” she said.
Some netizens have said that Sonza might have mistaken Barretto for Janella Salvador, who is reportedly pregnant.