Joaquin Barretto issued another pasabog against sister Claudine Barretto by saying that Claudine was suppose to be confined into a rehab in White Plains for 12-18 months shortly before Christmas last year, until his mom Inday intervened due to machinations by Claudine not to be admitted into rehab. So many other family secrets were revealed by Jay-jay Barretto who is a 51 years old brother of Claudine, Gretchen, Marjorie, and their other non-showbiz siblings. Some of the highlights of the revelations as interviewed by Pep.ph hours after issuing an open letter, apparently not contented with the earlier open-letter published by various media outlets.
Why is he speaking up now?
“I couldn’t stand it anymore, Claudine has been acting up for so long. We want to help. But she’s into things, difficult things… Claudine can’t be controlled. She’s fighting everyone, but she’s manipulating my mom and dad into believing that it’s Gretchen that’s hitting her. I have to put a stop to this. We’ve been very divided since Claudine started acting up, and I felt that I had to say something. Especially when my mom wrote that letter—what was that about? Why did she do that?
We’re all in agreement—my brothers, Marjorie, all my siblings, although one is in the States. We’re solid on this. We’re all affected by this thing my mom did. It’s my mom and dad with Claudine. Please, we’re not ganging up on Claudine. We want to help. But she’s able to convince my parents that she doesn’t need help, and they believe her! They’re the ones who should see that she really needs help.”
“I was so shocked when I found out there was a letter. I was even with my mom and dad when Gretchen texted. I had to go drive and get a copy of The Star. When I read it, it was too much! When I spoke to Gretchen, she was crying. She tried to talk, but after a while, humahagulgol na lang siya. Iyak nang iyak. Look, I’m close to Claudine. I’m close to Gretchen. But Claudine has got to stop, kawawa na si Gretchen! Wala namang ginagawa si Gretchen. Iba na ang concerns niya ngayon. Wala, tahimik na lang siya, ang tagal na.
Claudine is the one that’s on the offensive. She’s magulo. She’s fighting everybody—that’s true! She’s the one provoking. Claudine’s been provoking Gretchen for so long. If Gretchen speaks up, my mom will hit her and defend Claudine to death. She puts Gretchen on the defensive. Then Gretchen doesn’t say anything to defend herself. But Claudine can make my mom believe that Gretchen is after her!”
Claudine’s state of health
“My mom and dad asked for a meeting. They had gone to a rehab center in White Plains, and they had been advised to attend to Claudine’s illness right away. The very next day, they were supposed to bring my sister to the hospital. For her treatment, she was supposed to have a twelve to eighteen months’ stay, the doctors said.
But when my parents spoke to Claudine, she told them ‘I’m okay, I’m okay. Lahat okay.’ Paawa si Claudine. I don’t know how, but she managed to convince them that there was nothing wrong with her, and that Gretchen was the only one saying she was sick.
Now my mom’s obsession is to protect Claudine. Hinaharang niya any moves to make Claudine do anything. She just goes on believing that there’s nothing wrong.”
He is sure that the Instagram user who bashed Julia Barretto is Claudine
“You know, Claudine’s texts to Gretchen and Marjorie were the same things in her Instagram account, so we know.”