Isang official statement ang inilabas ni Ruffa Gutierrez sa media, kabilang na ang PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal), ngayong gabi, June 29.
Dito ay inanunsiyo ng actress-TV host na hindi na siya magbabalik bilang host ng showbiz talk show ng TV5 na Paparazzi, dahil sa insidente na nangyari sa kanyang birthday celebration noong nakaraang Sabado, June 23.
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Sa kanyang statement ay ibinigay rin ni Ruffa ang kanyang bersiyon sa nangyari sa kanyang birthday segment sa show.
Iginiit niya na bagamat na-brief siya tungkol sa segment, hindi raw siya binigyan ng detalye kung ano talaga ang mangyayari.
"No specific questions, no line up of guests, etc. As most TV shows go, 'surprises' are done for birthday celebrations."
Partikular daw na hindi nagustuhan ni Ruffa ang "Bulungan" portion kunsaan ang sagot sa mga tanong ay kailangan niyang piliin sa tatlong lalakeng naugnay sa kanya noon—sina Aga Muhlach, Zoren Legaspi, at Robin Padilla.
Aniya, "I was absolutely appalled at the sexual content of the question most especially since their wives are my friends.
“I showed my discomfort immediately but tried to be a good sport and played along.
"But as the segment wore on, the rest of the questions whispered in my ear got worse pertaining to male private parts and sexual behaviour—all of which are definitely not appropriate content for airing on national television, most especially at a wholesome hour (lunchtime) with my children, my parents, my family & friends and other people's children, family & friends watching."
Isinumite na raw ni Ruffa ang kanyang resignation letter sa executive ng TV5 na si Mr. Perci Intalan.
Sabi niya, “Regrettably, after evaluating the direction that the show has been geared towards as of late, I strongly feel that the values and the principles that the show stands for are no longer aligned to what I wish for myself and for my children and even the causes I stand for."
RUFFA'S STATEMENT. Narito ang kabuuang statement ni Ruffa:
“My life is not without scandal or controversy. I cannot erase my past, but I can certainly rewrite my future. This is what I have strived to do since I became a mother to Lorin and Venice.
“I have made an effort to right the wrongs in my life because I knew that as I got older, it was far more important for me to imbibe the right values for my children and it begins by being a good example to them of what a woman should be.