An Indonesian celebrity may face criminal charges for airing some extremely dirty and extremely private laundry related to his past marriage with another celebrity in a vlog.
On June 15, sinetron (Indonesian soap opera) actor Galih Ginanjar appeared as a guest on a Youtube channel hosted by TV presenter Rey Utami. During the half-hour long video, Rey quizzed Galih on details about his personal life, including his marriage to actress Fairuz A Rafiq, which ended in 2015.
At one point in the video, Galih described in vulgar detail about how Fairuz was in bed, going as far as saying that her genitalia smelled like “salted fish” and that their sexual intercourse “usually lasted 15 minutes”, to which Rey couldn’t contain her laughter.
Today, Fairuz and her husband, actor Sonny Septian, went to the Jakarta Metro Police HQ with their attorney, celebrity lawyer Hotman Paris Hutapea, to file a report against Galih and Rey for spreading immoral content about Fairuz.
Hotman first revealed the plan to report Galih to the police in an Instagram post two days ago.
“Fairuz will rise, she will file a police report on Monday 9am at Jakarta Metro Police under Article 29 verse 1 UU ITE which carries a prison sentence of six years! The laws on harassment against women have been very weak for too long!” Hotman wrote in the caption.
Fairuz’s older sister, Ranny Fadh Arafiq, read her statement to reporters today on her behalf.
“I, Fairuz, a Muslim woman who’s also a mother and wife, have never done anything despicable. All of a sudden, my former husband, who has been divorced from me since 2015, in cooperation with the owners of Rey Utami and [her husband Pablo] Benua’s Youtube account, spread immoral words [about me] in their video,” the statement read, as quoted by Detik.
“Those immoral words have badly hurt Fairuz’s heart as well as all Indonesian women, and they have brought great shame to my husband and my family.
“What made it hurt even more was that the [Youtube] account owners, Rey Utami and Benua, were laughing while spreading the immoral content, by encouraging everyone to subscribe and publish it as many times as possible to increase their subscriber count.”
None of the accused have publicly released a statement in light of the police report against them. As of the time of writing, the video of Rey’s interview of Galih is still up on Youtube. Their Instagram accounts have been set to private ever since the controversy from the video blew up.
Fairuz and Galih were married from 2011 to 2015, during which time they had a son together. Like Fairuz who has remarried, Galih — whose career peaked back in 2007 for starring in a sinetron with actress Cinta Laura — married another celebrity named Barbie Kumalasari.
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