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Maggie Wilson says online ‘trolls’ were behind smear campaign against her

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Maggie Wilson says online ‘trolls’ were behind smear campaign against her
(1st UPDATE) Two days after Wilson began revealing details about the campaign, she posts a statement regarding the legal cases filed against her

MANILA, Philippines – Maggie Wilson took to Instagram on Tuesday, September 26 to call out “influencers” who were allegedly paid to troll her and her company, Acasa Manila, online.

The model shared a screenshot of a compilation of videos attacking her; they contained influencers who, Wilson said, were instructed to create content against her. Multiple Instagram stories show a group chat containing conversations between the paid influencers.

According to the messages sent by the organizers of the smear campaign, the influencers were instructed to call Wilson’s furniture company Acasa Manila a “scam.” They were also instructed to make their videos look as believable as possible.

“Binigyan kayo ng idea, sinabihan kayo lagyan niyo ng sariling atake at ad-lib (You were given an idea and you were instructed to ad-lib and add your own attacks),” one message read.

In one story, a screenshot indicates that the individuals were allegedly paid P8,000 for their videos.

Wilson posted screenshots of some of the influencers involved coming forward and saying that their posts against her were scripted.

The former Binibining Pilipinas World alleges that her ex-husband Victor Consunji’s current partner Rachel Carrasco led the attacks against her.

She shared excerpts from the cyber-libel case that Carrasco filed against Wilson and her rumored partner Tim Connor. She explained that the charges against Connor were dropped since the case was filed in the UK.

“Just stop,” Wilson said in a message directed to Carrasco. “It’s embarrassing. Be happy and leave me alone.”

She advised content creators who participated in the campaign to come forward to avoid legal action.

Wilson’s statement

Two days after Wilson began revealing details about the campaign, she posted her own statement further explaining her side of the story. Wilson attested that the only cases against her and her company were filed by Consunji, Carrasco, and Kelly Parreño – who is Carrasco’s business partner. The case filed by Parreño was dismissed.

“The first [case] was filed in June of 2022. There are [nine] cases now. Since then, Consunji and Carrasco have welcomed a daughter born in February 2023,” Wilson wrote.

Wilson also pointed to “certain news outlets” that published paid advertising for Consunji’s company, and even continued to do so on the same day Wilson came out with her story. She then claimed that these same news outlets are now reporting that a potential case may be filed against her but have deliberately withheld important names and details.

“Despite these claims, I am unaware of any alleged ‘grand estafa’ cases, and it is not different from the content creators who [manipulated] and spread misinformation and fake news over the last few days. And yet, people ask why [I can’t] move on,” she continued.

The 34-year-old then shared that while she has always wanted to co-parent and keep things friendly between her and her estranged spouse, Consunji, his family, and Carrasco have never responded to her attempts to reach out to them.

“Although the last 15 months have been less than ideal, the silver lining to this is that my situation has opened up a conversation on how toxic our culture and society are. Everything from troll farms to misogyny to fake news is coming out in the wash,” Wilson added.

Although Wilson says that she continues to be disliked for the past issues she has been accused of, she will always remain vocal about her story, and she remains thankful that she has the platform to do so.

“They may try to bend me, but I will never break…I will always fight for what is right and fair. Whether you are rich or poor, male, female, or part of the LGBTQ+ community, it doesn’t and shouldn’t matter,” she ended.

Maggie Wilson and Victor Consunji separated in 2021. They share a son, Connor, whom Wilson said she was not allowed to see on Christmas of that year. In March 2022, she said that she was denied photos from her son’s birthday.

In July 2022, Wilson said that Consunji “entered [her] home illegally.” In August 2022, after refuting adultery allegations from Consuji, Wilson accused him of having an affair and said she was issued a motion for a gag order. In February 2023, Consunji accused her of harassment and bullying. –

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