Is it possible that Joey dismissed depression because of the Pepsi Paloma case? Let’s investigate.
Pepsi Paloma was a young dancer and actress in the ’80s. She was known as one of the three members of the Softdrink Beauties. In 1982 (Pepsi was 14), she filed a rape case against Joey, Vic Sotto, and Richie D’Horsie. However, according to a 2012 Philippine Daily Inquirer column, Pepsi was allegedly “coerced” by Tito Sotto to drop the charges against the three men. “[She] was allegedly visited by one of the trio who said he had only talked with her, but only after placing a pistol on the table in front of her,” Rina Jimenez David wrote.