After weeks of speculations, the so-called part two of Paolo Bediones’ private videos of him doing sensitive acts with certain women has finally been circulated online Friday afternoon. This one is 16-minutes long.
The TV5 news anchor never denied the existence of his private videos. According to him, an identified party tried to blackmail him because of it a few years ago.
No one should be surprised that Bediones admitted that the male on the video is him. That is probably in compliance to what his lawyers told him to do.
Republic Act 9995 or the Anti-Photo and Video Voyeurism Act of 2009, as we mentioned in a previous post about this issue, is the law that prohibits the uploading and distribution of sex videos over the Internet, among other mediums.
However, first things first. A person cannot file a case if he or she has no legal standing to take such an action.
According to Cornell University Law School, legal standing refers to the “requirement that plaintiffs have sustained or will sustain direct injury or harm and that this harm is redressable (by the courts).”
Applying that concept to Bediones’ situation, it is clear that the news anchor/TV host won’t have any right to run after those who are behind the circulation of his private videos unless he admits that the one who’s engaged in the deed is really him. 😉
(Read in this link my argument against Atty. Lorna Kapunan, Marjorie Barretto’s legal counsel, over the issue of legal standing.)