Blogger files 4th disbarment case vs Gadon

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 24) — Disbarment cases against lawyer Larry Gadon, the staunch critic of embattled Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, continue to pile up.

On Tuesday, Pinoy Ako Blogger Jover Laurio and other protestors filed a fourth disbarment complaint against Gadon over his behavior during a rally in Baguio City, where Sereno's quo warranto proceedings were held. Gadon was taped on video calling the protesters idiots, cussing and flashing a middle finger.

"Today #WeResist. Tama na ang pambabalahura sa Saligang Batas. Tama na ang pambabastos sa legal profession. (Enough desecrating the Constitution. Enough disrespecting the legal profession) It is time to fight back," the blogger posted on her Facebook page this morning.

"Complainants wish to point out that Gadon raised a dirty finger against peaceful protesters supporting Chief Justice Sereno without provocation," the complaint read.

However, the video showed the protesters booing Gadon, with one crossing the police line to taunt the lawyer, who was then granting interviews.

Gadon called the complainants "crazy."

"Nobody gets disbarred for 'mura' (cursing) and finger sign. Gusto lang sumikat niyan (They just want to be famous)," he said.

Laurio's complaint is the fourth one filed against Gadon. A similar disbarment complaint stemming from the incident was filed on Friday.

The first disbarment case cited Gadon's controversial remarks on Filipino Muslims.  The second slammed his behavior at the House Justice Committee hearings on his complaint against Sereno.

Gadon was a legal counsel of former President and incumbent Pampanga Representative Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. He also ran for a senatorial slate in the 2016 elections, but lost. He filed an impeachment complaint against Sereno before the House of Representatives last year.