Julia Barretto (left) and Bea Alonzo
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Julia Barretto denies ties with Gerald Anderson; calls out Bea Alonzo for 'bullying'
Jan Milo Severo (Philstar.com) - August 7, 2019 - 9:26am

MANILA, Philippines — Kapamilya actress Julia Barretto finally broke her silence on the issue linking her to the Bea Alonzo and Gerald Anderson breakup.

In her Instagram account, Julia started her statement by saying how she struggled these past weeks as her “faith, patience, and strength were put to the test.” 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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“I have endured many harsh words hurled against me and my family everywhere on social media. It is exhausting and painful. While some might have forgotten, I am also human,” Julia said. 

The young star said she was attacked on social media because of issues, first, for allegedly cheating on ex-boyfriend Joshua Garcia and second, for being the rumored third party in the Gerald-Bea split. 

“Let’s be clear: Josh and I had broken up four months ago. We have publicly admitted it together and we have cleared that there was no third party involved,” she said. 

“From now on, anything I do in my private and love life is not considered as cheating, and is none of anyone’s business,” she added.

Referring to Gerald's recent statement, Julia said the actor made it clear that there was no third party involved in his split with Alonzo.

“I would like to disassociate myself from the breakup of Bea and Gerald. Their issues are entirely their own,” Julia said. 

Julia, however, criticized Bea's social media activities. While Bea did not name Julia in her posts, Julia took note that Bea liked a photo of an Instagram user regarding Julia and Gerald’s alleged sweet gestures at the birthday party of actor Rayver Cruz.  

“Since I was brought into this mess without a choice, this is what I have to say. Your heartbreak should have been a private matter, but you have selfishly turned it into something of national concern. Bea, you wanted to keep your hands clean by not mentioning me in your controversial post, but with a click of your finger, in your sly way, you have charged everybody to destroy me for you,” Julia said. 

“You have encouraged a culture of hate by purposely liking harmless photos, putting malice into the minds of many, which resulted in the outrage of insults against me. You are a woman of great influence and following. You could have used that power to promote strength and grace in women, but instead, you’ve used that to promote social media irresponsibility. That is downright bullying,” Julia added. 

Julia continued her post by saying that she will refuse to become Bea’s victim. 

“You can play the victim all you want, but I refuse to be your victim. This post is not enough to sum up everything I went through. I took the time to step back and take a look at the situation that I am in,” she said. 

She ended her statement by saying that she will not be dictated by the public’s opinions about her. 

“It is so hard to be human in this industry but I still have every intention to stay in this business that I love so much. For the longest time, I’ve always dealt with everything in silence, but this time, I’m forced to grow up. I will not be sidetracked, derailed, and be dictated by people’s judgments and opinions about me,” she said. 

“This is me getting myself free and getting my soul back."

BEA ALONZO GERALD ANDERSON JOSHUA GARCIA JULIA BARRETTO
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