Raymart slams Claudine’s “battered wife” photos

By , on July 22, 2014

Actress Claudine Barretto shows her bruises from allegedly being beaten by husband Raymart Santiago. Photo courtesy of Atty. Ferdinand Topacio (Claudine's legal counsel) via Twitter.
Raymart’s caption reads, “Before applying make-up, first make sure that the wounds from the post-surgical procedure have healed so the bandage can be safely removed.”

MANILA — After Claudine Barretto and legal counsel Atty. Ferdinand Topacio tweeted “the magic of make-up” photos of Claudine’s bruised face (see photos 1, 2, 3), Raymart Santiago’s camp vehemently denied all allegations that he physically abused Claudine while they were still together.

On July 18, Claudine had a photoshoot to show her legs–filled with wounds and scars, including cigarette burns. The Kapuso actress did not name anybody responsible for the horrible afflictions, but she did say that she has accepted that she’s a “battered wife.”

According to Raymart’s camp, all photos supplied by Atty. Topacio and published by showbiz blog Fashion Pulis were from Claudine’s “post-surgical procedure.” In an interview with the Philippine Entertainment Portal (PEP) on July 21, the photos were taken during the Holy Week of 2010–between March 31 and April 4. Raymart also provided several photos taken on the same week with Claudine having fun with the rest of the Santiago clan.

A statement from Raymart reads: “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… The wounds and scars are definitely real, but how they were sustained is a different story altogether.”

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Raymart’s caption reads, “Battered wife?!? Seriously…?!?”

The third photo provided by Raymart’s camp shows Claudine with the rest of his family.

Raymart's caption reads, "…Amidst these happy faces…?!?!"
Raymart’s caption reads, “…Amidst these happy faces…?!?!”


Raymart's caption reads, "...Who would believe such a lie??"
Raymart’s caption reads, “…Who would believe such a lie??”


Last photo. Caption reads, "…About one happy battered wife…???"
Last photo. Caption reads, “…About one happy battered wife…???”

With reports from Rachelle Siazon