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Willie Revillame Charged with Child Abuse

Willie Revillame is facing yet another controversy. He was formally charged with child abuse on Thursday over the "macho dancing" of a 6-year-old named Jan Jan in a segment of his now-defunct show "Willing Willie" in March 2011.

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According to a report by Philippine Star, the noontime show host violated the Republic Act 7610, otherwise known as the “Anti-Child Abuse Law” for allegedly “exploiting the vulnerability of a minor” during a segment of the March 12, 2011 airing of his previous show. As shown on the video of the said episode, the boy named Jan Jan was made to dance like a macho dancer by Willie in exchange for P10,000.00. The boy was seen crying as he did what he was told.

RELATED: Willie Revillame Faces Another Controversy, DSWD Says a Boy was Abused in ‘Willing Willie’

Being pursued by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and the Council for the Welfare of Children, the case was raffled off last May 27 to QC Regional Trial Court, under Judge Roberto Buenaventura.

The court found probable cause to charge Revillame with violating the Anti-Child Abuse Act. Prosecutor Benjamin Samson said the host “unwittingly exposed (the boy) to mockery and humiliation” and that he “should have been prudent” in dealing with a minor.

Related: TV5 Releases Statement Regarding the March 12 Episode of ‘Willing Willie’

Revillame, on the other hand, asserted that the incident was for entertainment purpose only and that there was nothing malicious in the boy’s dance performance which he calls the “body wave.” He reiterated that Jan Jan’s parents have no complain whatsoever with what happened.

Watch the video here and decide for yourself:

Willie Jan Jan

4 Comments on Willie Revillame Charged with Child Abuse

  1. MARAMI KANG KALABAN AT HINDI MO ALAM KUNG SINO TALAGA ANG KAIBIGAN MO MAYAMAN KA KAYA GUSTO NILA MAGING POBRE KA ULIT.

    PERO MANALIG KA LANG SA PANGINOON . ASK FORGIVENESS KUNG ANO MAN ANG MAGA MALI MONG NAGAWA
    WE LOVE YOU WILLIE AND GOD WILL TAKE OF YOU

  2. WILLIE GOD WILL TAKE CARE OF YOU. JUST PRAY AND BE HUMBLE

  3. Shalai Culmenares // May 31, 2013 at 3:08 pm //

    CALLING PEATA ORG. ANIMAL RIGHTS FOR JESSICA SOHO

  4. ang bagal talaga ng justice system natin… tsk tsk tsk… bahaw na.

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