Celebrity stylist Liz Uy is set to file an online libel and slander case against Michael Sy Lim of the popular gossip site FashionPulis.com, originated from a blog post titled “Insta Scoop: Stylist makes Maine Mendoza wear recycled gown on historical TV event.”
It showed photos of Kapamilya actress Kim Chiu and Mendoza, aka Yaya Dub, wearing what appeared to be the same or similar pink ball gown, Inquirer.net reported.
(The post is dated Oct. 29, but readers’ comments are dated as early as Oct. 25, which suggests the original post could have been edited or updated.)
According to Uy’s official statement: “The gown, which was first showcased at Francis Libiran’s fashion show as part of his Bangalore collection, was purchased by TAPE, Inc. for the event.”
In the Philippines, libel is considered a criminal offense encompassing the traditional tri-media of print, radio and TV, as well as the Internet as stated in the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012.
In August, Sy Lim was arrested by the Philippine National Police (PNP)’s Women and Children Protection Unit over another libel case filed by Deniece Cornejo.