Netizens point out teen actress Barbie Imperial's bruises amid alleged physical abuse

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 16) — Fans and netizens expressed alarm over the health of teen actress Barbie Imperial, pointing out the bruises on her arm. This comes amid speculations she experienced domestic abuse.

The 19-year-old actress posted an Instagram photo on Monday, thanking her mom for raising her to be a strong woman.

 

Fans also speculated if the bruises were caused by her reported boyfriend, actor Paul Salas.

"Si Paul ba talaga may gawa niyan? Omg anong ginawa niya sayo like wtf ang dami mong bruises. Whyy Paul," one netizen commented.

Imperial reportedly posted photos of her bruises on her Instagram, with the caption, "No to physical abuse. NEVER AGAIN." She reportedly also tweeted on Saturday, "Girls, just because mahal niyo isang tao pero sinasaktan kayo physically, hindi pwedeng patuloy yan. HINDI TAMA MANAKIT NG BABAE PHYSICALLY." But the Instagram and Twitter posts have since been deleted.

The "Pinoy Big Brother" alumna stars in her biggest showbiz break yet as the lead actress in "Araw Gabi" with her onscreen partner JM de Guzman.