Prominent TV host and blogger James Deakin composed an open letter to Pinoy Ako Blog owner Jover Laurio after the latter was placed in hot water after it had been revealed that she’s accepting money from high-profile people to advertise her website.
In the open letter, Deakin revealed that he currently suspected before that the article wrote by Laurio last year regarding him and ex- Senator Bongbong Marcos was well-funded, however it was just verified now due to the revelation of Kris Aquino’s ex- financial manager Nicko Falcis.
He termed Laurio a ‘paid hack’ and also ‘fraud’ for claiming that she’s a standalone blogger, but the truth is, she’s being funded by lots of people to advertise her article against certain politicians and also individuals.
Deakin provided a hint that Laurio could face a lawsuit in the future for creating something horrible against him.
He as well asked the mainstream media for riding the article of Laurio, but this time were speechless about the #PaBoost issue.
Read his full open letter below:
I always knew I was the subject of a heavily funded troll attack back in Jan of 2018, but without hard proof, I just kept my mouth shut and took the heat. And boy was there plenty of it.
Thankfully I had a lot of very level-headed supporters that were savvy enough to see it for what it really was and kept on backing me, but it was still a very unpleasant ordeal with a personal cost that I just had to chalk up to experience.
Now, exactly 12 months later, after a falling out within their own camp, the truth comes out. Screenshots have been leaked. Lawsuits have been filed. And it runs pretty deep.
I know I’m just a pawn in a bigger game here, but the simple story here is: the attacks against me were sponsored, reactions were manufactured and monetized, and one “independent political blogger” who has been duping her followers for quite some time now, has finally gotten exposed for what she is—a paid hack. A shill. A fraud. A garden variety troll that is so hungry for fame and recognition that she hasn’t yet figured out that she is also being used by her high profile backers. Poor girl. She just wanted to fit in. And she did. For so long as she was doing their dirty work, of course.
But morally bankrupt bloggers aside (my lawyer can have fun with her) what I would like to know, however, is why the mainstream media—who were so quick to legitimize the troll attack by publishing stories back then when there was actually no story to write (they just rode off the artificial buzz generated by the funded attack and leaped in to get some hits) are now silent now that there is actual hard evidence, receipts and a confession that show it was all one big sham. A paid hit. A funded defamation campaign.
THIS, I would think, is ACTUAL news. Right? Or maybe I need to boost it first for it to qualify?
In the open letter, he as well published certain pictures to confirm that Laurio’s article was funded.
In the pictures, it revealed that Laurio paid 18 ,000 pesos to advertise the article she wrote about Deakin for 7 days.
Falcis stated that Laurio used the money provided by Kris Aquino, but, the talk show host refused the accusations.
As of writing, the post of Deakin by now attained 15,000 reactions and also a large number of shares from his supporters.
Source: James Deakin