MANILA—Jake Cuenca had finally aired his side on the issue linking him with the slapping incident involving Anne Curtis, John Lloyd Cruz, Phoemela Baranda and a magazine editor.
In a recent interview with ABS-CBN News, Cuenca, who appeared to be annoyed by the intrigue that he banged on Anne’s door, which allegedly fueled the actress’ anger, said, “Talagang wala akong nakita. I was in the same place pero wala akong nakita. Kung paano nalaman ng mga tao iyan, ganun ko din nalaman. Nandun lang ako, naikwento sa akin yung nangyari.” ( I really didn’t see anything. I was in the same place but I didn’t see anything. If how people knew about it, I also knew it that way. I was just there and I was just told about the incident).
He added: “Nag-tweet ako, nag-Instagram ako ng ganun kasi nagagalit ako sa mga imbentong kuwento na lumabas. Hindi talaga ako nangatok. Hindi ko nakita si Anne noon.” ( I tweeted, I posted on Instagram that way, in anger, because I was mad with the baseless stories that came out. I didn’t really knock. I didn’t see Anne that night).
“I never denied anything but this time magagalit talaga ako kasi hindi ako nagsinungaling ( I have never denied anything, but this time, I will really be angry because I didn’t lie).
“Sa akin naman, kung may kinalaman ako doon, tatanggapin ko ‘yung consequences through and through. Hindi lang para sa akin pero para sa ibang aritsta rin naman. Maraming issue na ganyan pero kung ganito kalaki, siguro naman kailangan totoo na, kailangan may facts.” (If I really have something to do with it, I will accept the consequences through and through. Not only for me, but for other artists also. There are many issues but if it’s that huge, the truth needs to come out but there must be facts).
It will be recalled that last November 23, Anne Curtis allegedly slapped actor John Lloyd Cruz and shouted at model-host Phoemela Baranda at a high-end bar at the Bonifacio Global City.
In a separate interview, Baranda denied that Curtis shouted at her; though the former confirmed that the latter was drunk and mad.
Cuenca said Curtis had already apologized. He refused to give more details on the bar incident, explaining that Anne and John Lloyd are his friends.