Katrina Halili’s sex videos hot items in Malaysia

Katrina Halili in Bench Fashion Show

Katrina Halili in Bench Fashion Show

MANILA – Like in Saudi Arabia, the sex videos of controversial cosmetic surgeon Hayden Kho are selling like hotcakes in Malaysia.

Online newspaper Asiaone News reported that Kho’s steamy sex videos are being sold for RM15 (P203.30) a piece.

The report quoted one pirated DVD seller as saying that last month he had sold 30 DVDs in one day alone. It said people continue to keep asking for Kho’s sex videos although these are already available on the Internet.

The cosmetic surgeon’s videos are reportedly titled “The Philippines version of Edison Chen” and the cover shows nude photographs of Kho and actress Katrina Halili.  Chen is a Hong Kong star who got involved in a scandal after his private and intimate photos with various women, including actresses, spread on the Internet in 2008.

Asiaone News said police have yet received a complaint with regard to the proliferation of the DVDs.

The Kho-Halili sex video has also reached the Middle East. Reports said DVDs there are already being sold in Al-Khobar in Saudi Arabia for 10 Saudi Riyals or P116.

Andrew Santos, an IT manager in Dammam, said the proliferation of the sex videos has brought international shame to Filipinos.

Halili files raps vs Belo et al. in sex video case

Dr. Hayden Kho and Katrina Halili

Dr. Hayden Kho and Katrina Halili

By Benjamin B. Pulta

Careless whisperer Actress Katrina Halili has charged cosmetic surgeon Dr. Vicky Belo and two other individuals in the complaint she filed in connection with spreading her sex video in the Internet.

Halili, with her lawyer Raymund Palad, went to the Department of Justice to formally file criminal charges against Belo, engineer Eric Johnston Chua and Dr. Mark Herbert “Bistek” Rosario for allegedly disseminating her sex video.

Dr. Vicky Belo of Belo Medical Group

Dr. Vicky Belo of Belo Medical Group

Belo is the former girlfriend of Halilli’s lover, Dr. Hayden Kho, who on Friday was slapped with charges of violation of Republic Act 9262 (violence against women and children) by the National Bureau of Investigation.

“I am including in my complaint everyone involved in uploading the (sex) videos,” she told reporters, adding that she suffered so much psychological distress, emotional anguish, public ridicule and humiliation due to the release of the sex video.

She further said that because of the release of the video, she lost projects and endorsement.

The actress took her oath before State Prosecutor Romeo Senson, who said that the complainant decided to include Belo, Chua and Rosario based on new evidence gathered in the wake of the NBI’s investigation.

Halili in tears during the Senate Inquiry

Halili in tears during the Senate Inquiry

Among these were the affidavits submitted to the NBI and admissions made on television interviews.

In his affidavit, Chua admitted that he had been instructed by Belo to copy the sex videos of Kho from his laptop.

Chua claimed that he could not have been the one who uploaded the video in the Internet because he had deleted it even before the sex video of Halili and Kho came out in the Internet.

He further said that he did not have the master copy of the video, and he gave that sole copy in the USB to Belo.

Halili’s counsel said that it was Chua who implicated Belo when she gave that instruction to copy and save the videos to a USB before deleting the videos in the laptop of Kho.

“So he has no copy at all and the master copy (hard drive) is in the hands of Belo,” said Palad.

The NBI earlier said it is not ruling out the possibility of including Dr. Vicki Belo as accessory to the complaint after businessman Eric Johnston Chua claimed in his affidavit that he gave the master copy (hard disc) of sex videos to Belo.

Meanwhile, the NBI said that it would coordinate with the US based Web site host, YouTube, to help open the log system that would unmask the person/persons behind the initial upload of the video.

Head Agent Palmer Mallari, executive officer of the NBI Anti-Fraud and Computer Crimes Division (AFCCD), said they have to heavily rely on the technical aspect of the case to unmask those behind the initial upload on the Internet.