Derek's wife seeks P42 million for child, spouse support

Posted at 09/05/2014 2:17 PM | Updated as of 09/05/2014 5:42 PM

MANILA - The estranged wife of Derek Ramsay is seeking P42 million in damages as she filed a complaint against the actor for violating Republic Act No. 9262 or the Anti-Violence Against Women and Their Children Act.

Jolly denied rumors saying that she is still in love with Ramsay, stressing that she only wants the actor to be back in their son's life.

She said the damages are for child and spouse support.

"There's no love. He's destroyed all that. It's been 11 years. It's destroyed, there's nothing left to give," she said.

"I want him back in Austin's life, my son's life. I want him back only in my son's life," she added.

In a previous statement, Ramsay said he only confirmed that Jolly's son was also his in August 2011.

Explaining why he did not reveal that he has a son at the time, Ramsay said: "I wanted to know my son first and keep my relationship with him private. [He] was just an 8-year-old boy then and he would not be able to comprehend the possible media curiosity about him, especially since he was then new to the country and about to pursue his education here."

"Given the circumstances between Mary and I, which is far from ideal, I had to protect [my son] first," added Ramsay, who joined showbiz as early as 2005.

Ramsay's camp has said the actor will address Jolly's accusations in court.