Annabelle Rama counters Nadia's child abuse raps

Posted at 11/09/11 1:01 AM

Talent manager Annabelle Rama. File Photo

MANILA, Philippines - Talent manager Annabelle Rama countered the child abuse and oral defamation cases filed against her by former actress Nadia Montenegro.

In the counter-affidavit she submitted to the Quezon City prosecutor’s office on Tuesday, Rama denied the accusation that she abused Montenegro’s children, Alyanna and Annyka Asistio, who are both her talents.

Rama belied Montenegro’s claim that she has given the kids excessive working hours, which seriously affected their studies.

She also denied the accusation that she exploited Alyanna and Annyka by exposing them to malicious situations.

“The allegation is false and untruthful intended solely to destroy my reputation,” Rama said.

In her statement, Rama explained that her mere task, as their talent manager, is to provide projects and shows for the kids.

She stressed that it is Montenegro’s responsibility to take care and look after the interest of Alynna and Annyka as their mother.

“She is their guardian; I am not. I am simply their manager and my role and obligation was to try to get them roles in shows or projects,” Rama said. – Report from Mario Dumaual, ABS-CBN News