Ara Mina vs Cristine Reyes Libel Case

Ara Mina has filed libel and grave coercion case vs her very own half-sister Cristine Reyes.

Ara Mina vs Cristine Reyes libel case
(ABS-CBN reporter Mario Dumaual (right) looks like he's not convinced, doesn't he? Lol.)

Cristine Reyes vs Ara Mina feud

As shown in the Twitter photos above by entertainment columnist Pilar Mateo (@pepes_pilar), Ara Mina (Hazel Pascual Reyes), 32, filed cases of libel and grave coercion against her 23-year-old half-sister Cristine Reyes (Ara Marie Cristine Reyes) at the Quezon City fiscal's office this afternoon, April 18, 2012.

It's because Cristine Reyes, who recently has been named Box Office Queen, allegedly has been sending defamatory text messages to her 'ate' Ara, such as this one:

"I'm sure ibebenta mo 'yang laspag mong katawan na pinagsawaan na ng lahat. Daig pa aso sa sobrang kati."

Under Article 353 of the Revised Penal Code, libel may be committed by means of writing, printing, lithography, engraving, radio, phonograph, painting, theatrical exhibition, cinematographic exhibition, or any similar means.

In Cristine's case, her alleged libelous text messages through cellphone might fall under "similar means".

According to an ABS-CBN News report by Mario Dumaual, the feud between Ara Mina and Cristine Reyes stemmed from a disagreement on the payment for a house the two bought for their mother.

Cristine allegedly is demanding Ara to pay her P1.8-million, or if Ara can't, just turn over her SUV.

While in showbiz, Ara Mina and Cristine Reyes had rifts in the past but this is probably the most serious one, to the point that Ara has brought it to the court.

According to Ara, she just wants to teach her younger Cristine a lesson (a lesson that might just worsen the situation). ©

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