Manny Pacquiao to File Charges Against Jayke Joson Over “Fabricated Claims”
Senator Manny Pacquiao will file criminal charges against his former aide Jayke Joson over fabricated claims that he owes him millions of pesos.
According to Lawyer Nikki de Vega, the Senator’s legal counsel and spokesperson, the boxer-turned-politician camp would file relevant criminal complaints against Joson, including cyber libel and estafa. This is for making “fabricated claims” about a supposed fight in Las Vegas with Conor McGregor.
“Regarding sa claims niya, to be honest they are fabricated claims. P165 million na kanyang ina-advance daw na pera, those are baseless and false,” De Vega said in a press conference.
“We are actually going to file necessary criminal case. Cyberlibel, estafa, syndicated estafa. Siguro hintayin natin d’on. Pag naifile na namin, makikita ninyo doon,” she added.
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The action was filed after Joson accused Pacquiao of claiming at least P165 million in advance payment for a fictitious boxing contest versus McGregor. Joson, who was a well-known close friend of Pacquiao at the time, explained why their friendship had deteriorated in an interview with SMNI News.
According to Joson, the reason was severe, and their friendship came to an end in a painful way because of money. Their relationship is alleged to have broken down right before Pacquiao’s fight with Yordenis Ugas on August 23.
Pacquiao has already contracted with Paradigm Sports Management to fight Mikey Garcia in Dubai, according to Joson. Pacquiao told his business manager, Arnold Vegafria, to demand 100-million-peso advance payment from Paradigm.
He claimed that the national fist got a large sum of money at his General Santos City residence. Pacquiao is said to have increased his down payment, but Paradigm isn’t on board.
But, eager to keep the fight going, Joson drew a 65-M from his own pocket and handed it to Pacquiao. However, according to Joson, Pacquiao’s match with Garcia was abandoned, and the national fist did not refund their deposit.
When asked for a reaction, Joson stated that he also intends to file charges against the senator. The former aide further stated that he is willing to discuss with the boxing legend.
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