Published below is the complaint affidavit by Mrs. Mary Christine J. Ramsay, save for some pertinent personal and legalese information. Notable of the revelations are: that Derek Ramsay is a British national; is legally married to Ms. Jolly and that they have a son named Austin Gabriel, now 11 years old; that their marriage is not yet annulled; that Derek Ramsay refused to recognize and support his son Austin; that Derek Ramsay even gave away an old laptop by ex-girlfriend Angelica Panganiban to son Austin; Mrs. Jolly-Ramsay attached as evidence their duly issued marriage certificate and the certificate of live birth of their son; among others.
Note: A very reliable source sent us the complaint affidavit and is a public document. Mr. Derek Ramsay who incidentally stars in the movie now showing, “The Trophy Wife,” is welcome here to allow to be published also his counter affidavit.
3. Respondent and I were married on 3 April 2002, in
Balagtas, Bulacan as shown by the Marriage Contract attached
hereto and made an integral part hereof as Annex “A”.
4. We were blessed with one child, Austin Gabriel Ramsay
(Austin), who was born on 28 June 2003. Attached hereto and made
an integral part hereof as Annex “B” is a copy of Austin’s Birth
5. For the entire twelve (12) years of our marriage,
respondent unduly and unlawfully subjected me and Austin to
repeated emotional, psychological and economic abuse.
6. I met respondent in a club through our common friends
sometime in 2001 when he won the MTV VJ hunt.
7. A few weeks to a month later, respondent and I began dating.
Eventually, I moved in with him at his apartment in Makati City.
8. Our relationship was rocky as we fought all the time. He
was very jealous, possessive and demanding. I was always ordered
to stay at home.
9. Respondent traveled often, there was one trip to the
United States of America (USA), where he met up with his former
girlfriend. When he got back to Manila, I contracted a ** disease, which I had to get medical treatment for. The medical procedure was done in Makati Medical Center. Despite the
emotionally and physically painful ordeal, I forgave him..
10. On 3 April 2002, respondent and I decided to get married
in Balagtas, Bulacan. We lived together as a married couple until
September 2002. This period was characterized by incessant fights
and extreme jealousy on his part. When he broke off the
relationship, I was distraught.
11. In October 2002, while on a short vacation in Dubai to
visit my family, I found out I was pregnant. I immediately contacted
respondent to let him know, hoping that even if he could not act as a
husband to me, that he would at least be a father to our child. To my
shock, the news of being father was spurned by him. He even had
the temerity to claim that the child was not his. I was aghast but kept
myself together because of my condition.
12. It then came to my attention that he was in a full blown
relationship with another woman. This was very painful to accept
considering that we just got married and I was then pregnant with
our only son.
13. I came back to Manila in November 2002, I tried to
contact him but to no avail. I stayed in my family’s home in Cavite for
the duration of my pregnancy. During this time, I received no
amount of financial and emotional support from him.
14. I tried to keep in touch with respondent during that
period, informing him on a regular basis how the baby was doing,
consulting him on the name, etc., but he was totally uncaring and
15. On 28 June 2003, I gave birth to our son, Austin, in a
hospital in Imus, Cavite. I asked respondent to be there for the birth
of his first child, and for the DNA test, that he requested to have. He
did not show up.
16. After the birth, I repeatedly tried in vain to keep in touch.
Being a new mother at a young age proved extremely difficult but the
experience was even exacerbated by respondent’s appalling lack of
concern. In September 2003, when Austin was almost 3 months old,
I decided to move back to Dubai with my child.
17. In 2005, I sent a letter and a few pictures to respondent
(from Dubai) of Austin. These were completely ignored.
318. In 2006 I came to Manila to visit, tried to reach
respondent, but he ignored all my requests to meet.
19. In May of 2011, I came back for a visit to Manila. A
segment on TV Patrol alerted the public that respondent was and is
still married to me. He refused to see me until I made demands that I
will go public.
20. When finally, he agreed to give me support, I thought
that things would change. I was mistaken. Despite our agreement,
it has been extremely difficult to get the support that respondent had
undertaken to give. He is always delayed in making payments.
21. The first year of Austin’s school in Manila, which was
sometime in 2012, respondent refused to make payment in my bank
account for the school fees and preferred to make payments directly
to his school. This caused me tremendous stress in arranging the
school Austin should be attending, as well as tuition fees.
22. In 2012, respondent also refused to pay for the tutor of
Austin, which was strongly advised by his school. Austin entered
school in Manila at Grade 4, and I shouldered tutorial expenses for
that year (2011).
23. Indeed, the effort of having to constantly remind and
persuade respondent to give assistance caused me extreme stress
since he was unresponsive most of the time. He would answer my
email messages three to four weeks after.
24. After Austin graduated Grade 3 sometime in 2013, his
teacher requested that he be provided tutorial assistance again for
the next year. Respondent promised that if he needed help in school
for the next school year, he would shoulder those expenses. When
time came for the payment of expenses, he made it extremely
difficult to get the money. I had to suffer tremendous stress for a
period of three (3) weeks before I was able to get the funds from
25. On Austin’s 9th birthday, he asked respondent for an
Ipad tablet. Respondent instead gave Austin an old laptop of his
which was broken and then he replaced it with his former girlfriend’s
(Angelica Panganiban), used laptop. Austin and I were very
disappointed for this very shabby treatment as if Austin only
deserved used and worn out items.
26. The laptop given even had Angelica Panganiban’s files
and her skype 10 was still logged in to the laptop. This is how we
knew it was hers. Because he did not even bother to have these
erased, it was as if he was intentionally exposing us to his girlfriend
and making us feel that we were only good enough for her leftovers.
27. In September 2013, we requested that respondent
provide Austin with his legal right of British citizenship, and a
lumpsum for the next eight (8) years in rent/dental (excluding school
fees for the next twelve (12) years of gradeschool/highschool/college).
Respondent and his family assured us that they would be working on the
citizenship, the annulment and verbally agreed to the lumpsum.
28. However, it took six months to even get a meeting set up
to discuss the above. During the meeting respondent’s father was
present. They declared the amount we proposed unreasonable and
father and son (respondent) raised their voices, threatened and
verbally attacked me and my lawyer. The meeting left me
traumatized, confused and frustrated. I was so humiliated to be
attacked in such a way. Needless to state, we did not get any matter
29. In the span of three (3) years of Austin residing in Manila,
respondent met with Austin four (4) times only. He was always busy
traveling and was never available or free when Austin is available.
He preferred Austin to be the one to free his schedule when it is
convenient for him, and not when it is convenient for Austin. The
instances he saw Austin lasted not more than an hour or two each
time. It was never quality time as he always had either his parents,
his nephews/nieces or other family members around.
30. Respondent never acted as a father to Austin at all. He is
irresponsible and unfit to be around his son. He has no sense of
respect towards Austin, or me. He is incapable of making adult
decisions and is extremely immature.
31. Moreover, despite respondent’s shortcomings and
misdeeds to me and Austin, he even had the temerity to have very
public extra-marital relationships with other women–some are even
celebrities. These relationships were paraded in the press and in
social media. Photos of him being sweet with his girlfriends would
often be splashed on magazines and on television. Such brazen
infidelity has caused me and Austin tremendous emotional and