NAG-RELEASE rin ng official statement ang legal counsel ni Nadine Lustre na si Atty. Lorna Kapunan pagkatapos kasuhan ng Viva Artists Agency (VAA) ang aktres nitong Biyernes, Dec. 11.
Kinasuhan ng Viva si Nadine dahil sa “continuous violation” ng kanyang kontrata sa kumpanyang dating nagma-manage sa kanya.
Ani Atty. Kapunan sa isang interview, “We welcome the complaint and we are confident that the truth will come out about VAA being predatory, oppressive, and abusive not only of Nadine, but its many other talents.”
Dagdag pa niya, “The contract is an Agency contract and Nadine is the Principal — and it is the right of the Principal to terminate the Agent when it is not performing its commitments under the Agency Agreement.
“We are prepared to prove VAA’s material breach of the contract. We are likewise prepared to show that VAA is guilty of tortious third party interference by its threatening/ pressuring third parties dealing with Nadine in good faith and scaring them with potential court cases.”
“Nadine is now self-managing which she has every right to do especially during this difficult pandemic. It is her prerogative to continue to earn without VAA getting an unconscionable amount in agency fees which it does not deserve,” dagdag pa ng abogado ni Nadine.