The issue on the alleged photographs spreading nowadays with Claudine Barreto’s wounds and bruises is still hot nowadays. The two camps, Raymart and Claudine, have posted pictures on a social networking site photos that became controversial. The first one who posted was Claudine’s camp wherein photo shoot of Claudine showing the bruises on her thigh. Some believed this and some claimed that it was merely self-inflicted and enhanced by cosmetics.
On the other hand, Raymart’s camp posted photos wherein Claudine has a bandage on her face with headband and hanging out with Raymart’s family. There was even a photo of Claudine and Raymart together and they were happy.
Raymart’s camp sent a statement to PEP in order to deny the idea that Claudine was a battered wife. Raymart’s statement says “Here is a truthful version of the recent Twitter post of a make-up tutorial to conceal bruises, perhaps even wounds and scars with the allusion of the subject having been battered, but how they were sustained is a different story altogether.
Along with the above statement were photos showing proof that the bruises in the face of Claudine are not caused of physical abuse but of surgical procedure. The photos according to Raymart were taken during Holy Week of 2010.
On the first photo was the face of Claudine with bandage with the caption “Before applying make-up, first make sure that the wounds from the post-surgical procedure have been healed so the bandage can be safely removed. The second photo wherein the head of Claudine was leaning on Raymart with the caption saying “Battered Wife?!? Seriously.. ?!?” and there are other photos with captions.
Atty. Ferdinand Topacio, Claudine’s legal counsel said that Santiago should be good enough to give his children financial support.” According to Claudine’s camp, they are not referring to any person regarding the issue.