WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Unknown to many, former U.S. President Barack Obama has filed an oral defamation lawsuit in a Virginia District Court against Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte.
Obama is suing Duterte for the latter’s very public cussing several years ago against the then incumbent American President. He called Obama ‘Son-of-a-b*tch.’ (In Tagalog, ‘P*tang ina mo.’)
Lawyers for Duterte however challenged Obama’s claim and presented just one star witness: Google Translate.
The lawyers presented Exhibit A showing that according to Google Translate, ‘P*tang ina mo’ literally translates into ‘Put your mother.’ “So what’s defaming about that,” they asked the judge.
The judged agreed and lawyers for Obama immediately dropped their case.
All’s well that ends well.