Miss Universe 2018 has demanded the tabloid newspaper Bulgar to pay a P10 million settlement and issue a public apology for spreading fake topless photos of her.
The photos were posted on Bulgar's Facebook page on July 18, and were featured in a print article on July 19.
Catriona's camp said that the photos were digitally altered and the beauty queen herself went to the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) on July 21 to file a complaint against those who spread the photos.
Pep reported that Catriona's camp, led by legal counsel Joji Alonso, sent a demand letter to the Bulgar office on July 30. In the letter, they said that the photos have caused "immeasurable damage" to Catriona, and calling the photos "malicious, defamatory, and libelous."
The demand letter named the individuals supposedly involved in spreading the photos, including Bulgar editor Janice Navida and writer Melba Llanera.
According to Pep, Bulgar refused to receive the demand letter because the respondents were not at the office.
As of this writing, the tabloid has yet to issue a public statement on the case. – Rappler.com