Liza Soberano sues netizen for libel and threats over rape remark, says ABS-CBN

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Actress Liza Soberano has sought legal action against a netizen who in an online comment threatened to have her raped, her network ABS-CBN and management Star Magic said on Thursday. (FILE PHOTO)

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 24) — Actress Liza Soberano has sought legal action against a netizen who in an online comment threatened to have her raped, her network ABS-CBN and management Star Magic said on Thursday.

ABS-CBN in a statement aired support for the celebrity, stating that she and her legal counsel filed a libel, threats and unjust vexation complaint.

"We applaud Liza's courage to protect her dignity as a woman," said the company. "Moreover, rape is not a joke."

The topic "Rape is not a joke" trended nationwide days ago with Soberano's fans rallying behind her in light of the remarks that went viral. Soberano afterwards tweeted a warning in reply to a concerned supporter.

"Don't worry we won't let this one pass," she said on Monday.