The first hearing of the Santos family vs. Ellen Adarna was scheduled for today, June 4, and the sexy actress was a no-show.
It was last May 7 when Myra Santos, mother of 17-year-old Eleila, released an open letter on Facebook demanding a public apology from the actress that accused her daughter of being a "paparazzi" or face legal action.
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Ellen did not respond to the letter and so the family filed charges of child abuse, cybercrime, and libel.
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ABS-CBN News’ MJ Felipe shared photos of the Santos family at the Pasig City Office of the City Prosecutor with their legal counsel earlier today. Ellen’s side was not present yet.
He later reported that the prosecutor rescheduled the hearing as the Ellen and her counsel have yet to respond to the charges filed against her.
The Santos family’s legal counsel, Atty. Arnold Labay, then released an official statement: "Hearing was reset to June 11 due to the absence of Ms. Ellen. Santos family would just await for the Child Abuse and Cybercrime cases to take its due course.”
Ellen was most recently reported to have taken a trip to Amanpulo in Palawan with boyfriend John Lloyd Cruz.
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