DOJ dismisses Richard Gutierrez’s libel case against PEP

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The Department of Justice (DOJ) dismissed the 25-million libel case filed by actor Richard Gutierrez against showbiz news website Philippine Entertainment Portal (PEP) for “lack of probable cause.”

The DOJ resolution was received by the PEP’s legal counsel Sandy Coronel at 9:10AM Thursday. Gutierrez filed a complaint against editor-in-chief Jo-Ann Maglipon, managing editor Karen Pagsolingan, and staff writer Bong Godinez last April 13, claiming that the three maliciously published an article on March 29 that accused him of being in a gun-toting incident with actor Michael Flores.

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