Friday, August 1, 2014

Paolo Bediones files complaint, says blackmailed over sex video

TV5 news anchor Paolo Bediones has filed a formal complaint before the PNP Anti-Cybercrime Group over his sex video with an unidentified girl which leaked last Sunday, ABS-CBN News reported.

Police Chief Inspector Jay Guillermo, head of the investigation and intelligence section of the PNP Anti-Cybercrime Group said they are now tracing the links of the video to know who uploaded it on the Internet.

The video was reportedly taken five years ago, and was allegedly stolen after Bediones brought his laptop to a technician for repair.

Three months after his laptop was repaired, the news anchor said he was blackmailed, asking for something in exchange for not uploading his sex video on the Internet.

A report from said the alleged blackmailer sent an SMS to Bediones saying "I have your sex videos, I am not hard to negotiate. If you don't want this video to come out on public, call me. I will wait for your call. Don't make it long, I am impatient."

Guillermo said Bediones initially ignored the blackmail, thinking it would just die down.

However, the video quickly spread in social media sites and file-sharing sites, and Paolo Bediones even became a trending topic worldwide on Twitter.

If caught, the uploader will face charges for violating Republic Act 9995 or the Anti-Photo and Video Voyeurism Act of 2009. It is punishable with three to seven years of imprisonment or a fine of P100,000 to P500,000.

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