Grace Lee denies report saying she's ready to marry PNoy; seeks public apology from columnist

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"I'm deeply offended that a journalist like Ellen Tordesillas would write an article of lies to sensationalize one's private life. I have never said anything remotely close to what her write up says I did. I believe the public deserves an apology from her," says Grace Lee about Ellen Tordesillas's article titled "Grace Lee sees self marrying PNoy," which hit the headlines of major dailies this morning.


Umalma ang TV and radio personality na si Grace Lee sa inilabas na artikulo ng journalistang si Ellen Tordesillas na pinamagatang "Grace Lee sees herself marrying PNoy."

Ito ay nailathala sa website ng Vera Files ngayong araw, Pebrero 13.

Nabanggit sa kolum ni Tordesillas ang pag-uusap diumano ni Grace at ng kanyang New York-based co-DJ na si Mo Twister, sa programang Good Times in the Morning, noong nakaraang Miyerkules, Pebrero 8.

Tinanong daw ni DJ Mo si Grace kung gaano katagal sa tingin niya ang magiging relasyon nila ni Pangulong Noynoy Aquino o PNoy.

"The full length."

Ito raw ang naging tugon ni Grace.

Samantala, nabanggit din sa kolum ni Tordesillas na sinabi ni Grace na ang pagde-date nila ni PNoy ay maaaring mauwi sa "altar."

Sinabi rin daw ng "Chika Minute" host na, "I'm praying for this."

REFUTING THE COLUMN. Mariin itong itanggi ni Grace sa kanyang Twitter account: "All Good times listeners know this is a lie."

Ni-retweet din niya ang mensahe ng isa sa mga follower niya: "Thank you :) RT @DeKampanilya: . @gmanews You should correct your story on @gracelee899 . Did your reporter even listen to... Good Times?"

Kahit ang isa pang co-DJ ni Grace, si Tin Gamboa (Suzy sa programa), ay pinabulaanan ang naisulat ng beteranang journalist sa kanyang kolum.

Sa kanyang Twitter account, sinabi ni DJ Suzy: "Grace Lee sees herself marrying PNoy http://bit.ly/wlimHV - LIES. someone send this dude a recording of the show please."

NO PSG OFFER. Isa pang inireklamo ni Grace ang naisulat ni Tordesillas tungkol sa diumano'y pribadong pakikipag-usap niya sa isang TV host.

Nabanggit daw ni Grace sa TV host na nag-alok ang Pangulo na bigyan siya ng security mula sa Presidential Security Group.

Ito ang nakalagay sa report ng kolumnista:

"Lee revealed in an off-camera talk with a TV host that the President had offered to provide her security courtesy of a team from the Presidential Security Group. This prompted Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte to say the Palace would still have to review whether or not the mandate of the PSG can cover even persons outside the President's official family."

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Pero mariin ring itinanggi ito ni Grace.

Sa kanyang sumunod na tweet, sinabi ng modelo at host: "I think journalist Ellen Tordesillas needs to formally apologize to the public for a very false n vile article!!

At sinundan niya ito ng: "I'm deeply offended that a journalist like Ellen Tordesillas would write an article of lies to sensationalize one's private life. I have never said anything remotely close to what her write up says i did. I believe the public deserves an apology from her. Furthermore, I would like to request Ms Ellen Tordesillas to name the source who claims to have spoken to me regarding the PSG issue as this is not to be taken lightly."

Bukod sa Vera Files, lumabas din ang artikulong ito sa iba't ibang news websites, pero agad na tinanggal ng mga ito ang artikulo nang linawin ni Grace na mali ang nakasaad doon.

Lumabas din ito sa front page ng Philippine Daily Inquirer at Philippine Star.

ELLEN' STATEMENT. Ngayong hapon ay naglabas naman ng statement si Ellen Tordesillas sa kanyang column na Vera Files, kaugnay sa nauna niyang artikulo at sa naging reaksiyon ni Grace.

Narito ang kabuuan ng statement:

"It was her co-anchor DJ Suzy, not Grace Lee, a Korean TV and radio personality President Benigno Aquino III is said to be dating, who said the relationship between the two was headed for the altar.

"Lee made the clarification in reaction to a VERA Files story yesterday that said she saw herself tying the knot with the President.

"In a text message to Ellen Tordesillas, author of the report, Lee said, 'The only points about your article I want to clarify is that I never uttered the words 'altar' or anything that might hint of desiring marriage.'

"Lee later said in a phone interview with Tordesillas that the issue about she and the President ending up at the altar was part of the banter between hosts of the program 'Good Times in the Morning' which airs on radio station 89.9.

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"Lee also said it was Suzy who replied 'The full length' when asked by New York-based Mo Twister how long the relationship would last.

"She also clarified that she did not say 'I'm praying for this," referring to her relationship. 'What I said is that I pray everything will go well,' she said.

"'It was my female co-DJ who teased me on the air and I laughed it off,' Lee said in her tweet earlier in the day as social networking sites ran the story.

"In the phone interview, Lee also denied revealing that the President had offered to provide her a team from the Presidential Security Group. 'It's not true. There was no security issue that I ever discussed with anyone,' Lee said.

"VERA Files sources had earlier quoted Lee telling a TV talk show host off-camera that the President had offered to provide her with PSG escorts.

"For her report, Tordesillas quoted from the conversations of the "Good Times" anchor during the show's episode on Feb. 8, which happened to be Aquino's 52nd birthday. She was listening to the program at the time."


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