Claudine Barretto, the youngest sibling of the controversial clan, confirmed reports that she slapped her sister Marjorie Barretto after allegedly provoked her by bringing up her mental health issues and pointing a finger at her at their dad’s wake.
Claudine recalled the scenario during her interview last night on DZMM.
“Sabi niya (Marjorie), ‘I’m not the one who goes to a psychiatrist. I’m not the one who’s crazy. She’s taunting me.”
“Ano yun, tino-taunt mo lahat ng tao na may mental illness? Dahil lang lumabas ako na may anxiety disorder? Tino-taunt mo ko?,” Claudine said.
Claudine said she eluded and laugh off Marjorie’s statements, but she snapped when her sister started to point a finger at her.
“Tapos nakaupo ako nun e tapos sabi niya, ‘What? Lalaban ka? Lalaban ka?’ So tumayo ako,” Claudine narrated.
“‘Oo lalaban ako,’” she answered to Marjorie.
“Tapos, alam mo yung parang dinuro sa ulo? Dinuro niya ako sa ulo,” Claudine exclaimed.
She said that’s the time she had given in and then she slapped her older sister.
“Ayon na, sinampal ko siya. Sinampal ko siya talaga. Nagsabunutan kami,” Claudine recounted.
She also explained that it was her “instant reaction”, specifically that her children were there during the confrontation at the wake.
“Kasi wag mo akong gaganyan ganyanin. Instant reaction ko yun eh. Hindi sa gusto kong mambastos ng mas nakakatanda sa akin. Wag mo akong gaganyanin lalo’t nandoon ang mga anak ko,” Claudine justified.
Claudine had already said her side of this incident. Gretchen, however, still fights back and mocks her sister’s family on Instagram, making memes and reposting criticisms.
Marjorie has broken her silence through an interview on ABS-CBN TV Patrol with Karen Davila last night.