After Ellen Adarna posted a series of Instagram Stories standing firm on her accusation that the girl in her Stories, one Eleila Santos, was taking photos and videos of her while she was out last May 4, the girl’s family took action.
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Eleila’s mother Myra took to Facebook last night, May 7, and posted a letter addressed to the actress demanding a public apology for defaming their 17-year-old daughter.
“We are reaching out to you to let you know how deeply hurt we are by the unneeded stress and unwanted attention you caused after you uploaded a photo and video of her on Instagram, without any consent from us,” Myra wrote.
She explained that right after Eleila was made aware of the videos against her, the girl contacted Ellen herself immediately to explain her side. But instead of resolving the issue as they expected would happen, the actress took to Instagram again and posted a series of videos that insisted she was in the right.
“You have claimed my daughter is guilty, rude, and has been repeatedly insinuating my daughter is lying,” Myra continued. “You even said that you can handle bashers and hope my child could, too. I want to tell you that she is not like you, she never needed to. She is a private individual who has not even turned 18. As a celebrity, we would have thought you would understand the value of privacy. When we watched this video, coupled with the lack of an actual response from your side – it was clear to us – you did not want an explanation. You only want to defame our daughter publicly.”
She revealed that they sought legal assistance after everything that’s happened and that it was their lawyer who advised them to write the letter. She added that their lawyer is only giving Ellen five days to respond and that they will take legal action if she refuses or fails to do so.
“As her family, we ask you to publicly apologize to Eleila. We prefer not to take this further, but as our only daughter, we are ready to take this wherever needed to protect her integrity,” Myra wrote. “As much as no one has the right to breach your privacy, you have no right to ruin my daughter’s reputation.”
See Myra’s full letter here: