Sarah Lahbati has filed three cases upon her return to the Philippines to finish the controversy with GMA-7 that she was embroiled in.

In a seven-page sworn affidavit, the young actress the reasons behind the grave coercion case she filed on July 15 against her former handler Michael Uycoco, GMA-7 executives Annette Gozon-Abrogar and Arsenio "Arsi"Baltazar IIII, and ICONS Celebrity Marketing executives Alberto "Bebong" Muñoz, Shiela Buendia, and Andrew Dee.

“That for the acts of the Respondents in compelling me to sign in the co-management contract with ICONS which is not only against my will but against my existing contract with GMA Network, Inc., through the means of threats and intimidation, I am charging them for the crime of Grave Coercion under Art. 286 of the Revised Penal Code as amended by Republic Act 7890... That the fear and intimidation I experienced was beyond description, I being so young, foreign to this country, and new in the showbiz industry was banged by big personalities not only in the industry but in the whole country,” read the affidavit, which gave an in-depth summary of the reported injustice that Sarah had encountered in the network, as quoted in an article on

Sarah also claimed that Annette’s libel complaint against her for her allegedly malicious tweets were invalid as there is still no law in effect that penalizes “internet libel,” with the Cybercrime Law still suspended with a temporary restraining order.

Sarah also sued Annette for perjury, or lying under oath, on the same date, saying that the GMA executive’s statements in her complaint-affidavit were in contrast to the earlier statements she made during GMA-7’s investigation of her involvement.

In addition to these two cases, reports that Sarah went back to court to file another case against Annette and Marinel Cruz, a writer from the Philippine Daily Inquirer, this time for libel.

The actress is demanding P10 million for the damages that an article written by Marinel had allegedly caused her, claiming that she was made out to be “an epitome of an irresponsible internet user.”

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