Sinagot ni Cesar Montano, sa pamamagitan ng isang official statement, ang mabigat na paratang ng kanyang estranged wife na si Sunshine Cruz na "nagparaos" siya sa harap ng kanilang mga menor de edad na anak na babae.
Sinabi ni Cesar na maaaring hindi siya perpektong asawa, ngunit hinding-hindi niya magagawa o gagawin ang mga ibinibintang ni Sunshine.
Kaugnay pa rin ito ng kasong paglabag sa Anti Violence Against Women and their Children Act o R.A. 9262 na isinampa ni Sunshine laban kay Cesar sa Quezon City Regional Trial Court noong August 2013.
Narito ang kabuuang pahayag ni Cesar na ipinadala sa PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) ngayong Biyernes ng gabi, February 20:
"I vehemently deny all accusations being hurled against me by Sunshine Cruz, most especially this latest, most hurtful of all involving our daughters directly.
"I may not have been a perfect husband, but I am most definitely not a monster father.
"I am grossly disheartened with Sunshine in using our innocent daughters to suit her own ulterior motive.
"While we are threshing out our property relations in connection with the pending cases we have filed against each other, she is dragging our children to gain leverage on me.
"Admittedly, we have our own differences like any other ordinary couple, but our children should not be affected and worse, be used by anyone of us just to force the issue upon each other.
"I must hasten to say that it greatly exasperates me to hear that Sunshine filed a complaint against me and immediately thereafter went to the media to announce to the public that a case had been filed against me.
"Her lawyer even had the temerity to discuss the merits of the complaint.
"Sunshine and her lawyer should realize that the complaint involves our own daughters.
"As I understand it, the law on Violence Against Women and Children shields the minors, our daughters at that, from public embarrassment, humiliation and ridicule.
"Don’t they realize that they have exposed our daughters to these kind of situation?"