Willing Willie controversy continues: Willing Willie host, Willie Revillame and TV5 sued by 6 rights advocates
Six (6) members of the group called Stop Child Rights Exploitation in Media have filed a lawsuit against Willing Willie host Willie Revillame and TV 5 officials for violating several laws such as Republic Act (RA) 7610 or the Special Protection of Children Against Abuse, Axploitation, and Discrimination Act; RA 9775 or the Act Defining the Crime of Child Pornography; and RA 9231 or An Act Eliminating the Worst Forms of Child Labor.
This is in connection with the controversial March 12 episode of Willing Willie where 6-year old JanJan Suan who was crying while he was performing a macho dancing act on the show.
Willie Revillame, TV5 chairman Manny V. Pangilinan, and some officials of the broadcast company were named as respondents in the child abuse complaint.
TV 5 has not received a copy of the complaint and thus, they decline to give a comment on the case at the moment.