'Big lie': JV Ejercito says he did not knock up his chief of staff

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Senator JV Ejercito. (Photo: JV Ejercito/Facebook)
Senator JV Ejercito. (Photo: JV Ejercito/Facebook)

Senator JV Ejercito is denying rumors that he impregnated his chief of staff, calling it a "big lie".

Responding on Twitter to a user who claimed that Ejercito is trying to reach a settlement with his chief of staff, the Senator said on Tuesday (September 13), "Be responsible".

Calling the alleged issue "fake news", he added, "(‘Wag) kayo gumawa ng istorya dahil may asawa po ang tao (Don’t make stories because the person is already married). Be responsible.”

Ejercito said “this particular circle spreading fake news” first linked him to his executive assistant. He also appealed to the public not to implicate innocent people, who have their own families to protect.

According to the Philippine Star, rumors of a senator allegedly impregnating his chief of staff made the rounds online. Word on the street is that the alleged split of power couple Senator Chiz Escudero and his wife actress Heart Evangelista was due to this hearsay.

Neither Escudero nor Evangelista has opened up on their marital situation.

The Senator successfully made a comeback in the Senate in the May 2022 elections, garnering 15.6 million votes and placing 10th overall.

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