Celebrity doctor accused of abusing live-in partner
MANILA – Celebrity doctor Dr. Gary Sy is facing a complaint for allegedly abusing his 28-year-old live-in partner.
Sy’s partner Nikki Lyn Upfold has filed a complaint of violating Republic Act 9262 or the Anti-Violence Against Women and Their Children Act of 2004.
Upfold, in her affidavit, disclosed that she first met Sy in 2001 and they began dating in 2009.
They started to live together in a condominium in Mandaluyong when Sy told her that his first marriage had been annulled. Upfold said Sy promised that he would marry her.
Their love affair started to turn sour when Sy allegedly found a new love interest, which Upfold discovered through his Facebook account.
Succeeding arguments led to physical abuse when Upfold discovered that Sy got his new love interest pregnant.
Upfold said that she tried everything to win back Sy, but Sy’s frequent flirting with several women prompted her to file the case at the Mandaluyong Regional Trial Court.
Upfold also said that aside from the criminal case, she will also file a case of theft against Sy for allegedly forging her signature to withdraw her money amounting to P590,000 deposited at Chinabank.
She also divulged that a separate complaint will be filed against Sy for unethical medical practices at the Philippine Medical Association and Professional Regulation Commission.
“I know all the dark secrets of Dr. Gary Sy and this is the time that the public must be forewarned of his illegal practice,” Upfold said.
Efforts to get Sy’s side of the story have so far been futile.