Nakatanggap ang PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal) ng statement mula sa model na si Ryan Fariñas tungkol sa isyu na kinasasangkutan nila ni Michelle Bea Paloma.
Si Michelle ang model/girlfriend ng direktor na si Rico Gutierrez, na nagrereklamo na sinaktan diumano ni Ryan sa insidente na nangyari sa Bangkok, Thailand noong madaling-araw ng Sabado, October 9.
Sa interview ng PEP kay Rico, sinabi nito na apology kay Michelle mula kay Ryan ang demand nila ng kanyang girlfriend. (CLICK HERE to read related story.)
Anak si Ryan ni Ilocos Norte House Representative Rodolfo Fariñas at ng yumaong aktres na si Ma. Theresa Carlson. Minsan ding pinasok ni Ryan ang pag-aartista at naging contract star ng GMA Artist Center.
Sa pamamagitan ng text message, tatlong beses na sinubukan ng PEP na kunin ang panig ni Ryan noong Sabado, pero hindi siya sumagot. Ngayong hapon, October 12, nakakuha ang PEP ng statement ni Ryan na ipinadala niya sa kanyang kapatid.
Ito ang mahabang paliwanag ni Ryan tungkol sa away nila ng girlfriend ni Rico:
"An hour after i got home, i got a call from JC [kaibigan nina Ryan at Michelle]. He said, and I quote, 'Michelle knows you did not hit her so she just wants you to apologize for offending her and not for hitting her.'
"The moment he said that, I decided to give Michelle a call and apologize for having offended her, which was not my intention at all. I called Michelle two times, both calls she decided to ignore.
"Michelle called a friend yesterday [October 11] and changed her earlier statement, saying I did not hit her in the face but that I went for her head instead.
"When she was on the phone with JC, she told him I had hit her first and she was just hitting me back. Yesterday, she called JC to say she remembers hitting me first.
"I have not changed my story since that night because i am fully aware of everything that happened.
"I did NOT hit Michelle. I tried to block her punches by pushing her aside (she sat in between her friend James and myself) but she completely took it differently. I was in cab with two of Michelle's guy friends. If i did hit her, don't you think one of them would have at least defended her right there?
"It is sad that this misunderstanding between Michelle and I has escalated to such. This is between two people, and I was willing to apologize for offending her but definitely not for hitting her since I did not do that.
"This morning, Michelle told a friend that a friend of hers, Paula Taylor, who happens to be an actress here in Thailand, will be calling my agency here to tell them what I did to her. It seems that Michelle is bent on ruining not only my career, but my family's name as well.
"She did tell JC those exact words to which he said to her it would be unfair on my family's part as they are not a part of what went down.