Kit Thompson released on bail after allegedly assaulting girlfriend
Kit Thompson has been freed from detention on March 21 afternoon after posting bail for charges related to the alleged abuse of his girlfriend, actress Ana Jalandoni.
According to Tagaytay police chief Lt. Col. Rolando Baula, the actor was released at around 5 PM after paying a P72,000 bail bond.
On March 18, Thompson was brought to the Tagaytay police station for questioning after they rescued Jalandoni from a local hotel.
He was then put behind bars for the reported assault, with the police pressing charges against Thompson for violation of Section 5 (a) of Republic Act 9262 or the Anti-Violence against Women and Children Act.
"We do not condone any act of violence, especially against women," the Philippine National Police wrote in a statement.
Jalandoni broke her silence on the incident, posting a photo of her bruised face with the caption "When you love someone, you will never harm them. Minahal mo ba talaga? "
"This is me saying you all should be careful out there," she added.
Jalandoni's legal counsel, Atty. Faye Singson, told ABS-CBN News that the actress is "determined" to sue the actor. "We are determined to pursue the case. Actually, we are preparing to press charges to the fullest extent of the law."