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MANILA, Philippines - Talent manager Annabelle Rama has asked a Quezon City court to cite former child actress Nadia Montenegro for indirect contempt following the latter's comments on the lifting of arrest warrants against Rama for libel.
According to Rama's complaint, Montenegro's tweet read: "May MILAGRO na naman na nangyari (A miracle happened). I'm gonna get to the bottom of this! #mga bayaran (Bribed)."
It was supposedly posted on Twitter on June 18 after Judge Eleuterio Bathan of Regional Trial Court Branch 92 recalled the warrants he issued a week before.
Rama claimed the tweet had ridiculed her and the court which recalled the arrest warrants after Rama surrendered herself.
She and Montenegro are locked in a public feud, with 14 counts of libel against Rama for allegedly malicious tweets pending before Bathan's court.
Rama said Montenegro should be cited for indirect contempt as the tweet "tainted the honor and integrity" of the court and Rama.
She noted that the tone and timing of the statement "point to no other conclusion that she was referring to the warrants' recall."
She added that the statement implied that the court "received payment, prompting the recall of the arrest warrant."
Montenegro's tweet, according to the talent manager, shows Montenegro's "proclivity for mocking and disrespecting" the court and Rama.