Senator Leila de Lima asked the Supreme Court to act on her petition for writ of habeas data and put an end to the continued acts of slut-shaming,sexual harassment against her by the President.
““President Duterte is not immune from being sued in habeas data for collecting and publicizing information about her private life and alleged private affairs because his acts constitute slut-shaming, sexual harassment and psychological violence,” she said.
“These wrongful acts are plainly outside of his power and authority as President of the Philippines, and that no reasonable person would differ from such conclusion,” De Lima said in her 14-page memorandum filed last November 7.
It can be recalled that Senator Leila de Lima filed a petition for writ of habeas data in the Supreme Court to stop President Duterte from gathering a private details about her personal life.
“The interest in maintaining the dignity of women and protecting them from slut-shaming, sexual harassment, and psychological violence far outweighs the dangers of intrusion on the authority and function of the Executive Branch,” she said.