Gretchen Barretto has called on her mother Inday Barretto to stop “abusing” her.

In a statement sent to PEP.ph, the actress gave a message to Inday, who recently accused Gretchen of resorting to smear campaign and character assassination.

“This is what I know of Inday, my abuser: She takes great pleasure in hurting me and she will take every opportunity available to feed her obsession with breaking me down, even if she makes a fool of herself on the way there,” she said.

Gretchen also claimed that Inday is the one behind the hate posts she received on Instagram.

“It is also clear that I have not fully healed from the abuses, partly because the most harmful of the abuses continue through hate accounts in social media such as @bullygretchen and Rolexbaby. This is what I believe: these accounts are familiar to, are controlled or encouraged by, or are otherwise pleasing to, my mother, Inday Barretto. These accounts are fed, in great part, by the obvious hatred that Inday has for me and the lies that she continues to say about me,” she said.

She went on to refute the supposed lies that Inday had said. One of these, according to Gretchen, was that her mother had bought lots at an exclusive community using her own money. The Kapamilya actress, however, said that those lots were purchased using her earnings from the movies and commercials she did until she was around 16 years old.

“The lots were of course in their name as I was still a minor but my mother later claimed that those lots were purchased using their money,” Gretchen said. “I ask her now, where and when did she ever earn enough to buy such lots?”

She also contradicted Inday’s claim that she earned P15,000 for her first movie by saying that she was paid P50,000 for it.

“She can easily refute this by publishing my contract that she claims she still holds. If she has that contract, I challenge her to show it to the public to prove who is speaking the truth,” Gretchen said.

“But I stand before you, unafraid, ready and able to stop your abusive ways. You have succeeded in breaking me over and over again because I am your child and you know me well. But I know you as well, and I know that the truth terrifies you, and I hold the truth. Stop the abuse. Stop it now.”

(Photo courtesy of PEP.ph)

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