Anne Curtis friends support actress over slapping incident

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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

AMID the controversy she's embroiled in, television and movie actress Anne Curtis could certainly count on her friends from the entertainment industry for support and understanding.

Anne made headlines on Sunday evening when showbiz website Philippine Entertainment Portal ( reported the actress' involvement in a slapping and berating incident at a luxury bar in The Fort, Taguig City.

According to the article, Anne slapped Circuit Magazine editor and publisher JR Isaac, a certain Leah de Guzman and Kapamilya actor John Lloyd Cruz.

Isaac, who gave the exclusive interview to the website, also revealed that the actress called John Lloyd an "addict" and told model/host Phoemela Baranda "I can buy you, your friends, and this club!"

On the same night, Anne published an official statement on Twitter saying she's sorry for her behavior, apologized to parties involved and had one too many drinks during that night.

Among the first ones to post their message of support to the actress is best friend Luis Manzano.

The TV host wrote, "We are just human and we all have our moments of weakness Nippy (Anne). We are all here behind you. It takes guts to admit our mistakes and apologize to parties involved and you did. Learn and rise from the experience. We love you."

"It's Showtime" host Kim Atienza also tweeted after the actress said sorry to her fans.

As for comedian Vice Ganda, he made sure to attend the Monday episode of the noontime variety show even if he's not feeling well after his back-to back-shows last Sunday.

"I need to be there for a friend. So here I come," he initially tweeted.

"Masama kasi ang pakiramdam ko... I'm not supposed to be here today, but I have to be here," Vice said in the program.

Later on, he tweeted:

Aside from Vice, Luis and Kuya Kim, Anne's ex-boyfriend, actor Sam Milby also gave his two cents on the issue.

Sam was asked during the press launch of "Kimmy Dora: Ang Kiyemeng Prequel" if he was aware of the incident. The singer said he learned about it on the news and was "shocked" when he read the story on the Internet.

He refused to give comments on the issue as he's not part of the incident. But the Kapamilya star said some people are fast to cast judgment and believes his ex-girlfriend will weather this storm.

"With all the support that she has with all her friends, all her followers, I'm sure it is something Anne will go through. I admire her courage for admitting her fault."

"People should remember that we are all human and we make mistakes," he ended.

Meanwhile, actor Jake Cuenca clarified that he didn't pull pranks on Anne and didn't witness the commotion at the upscale bar.

JR Isaac told an entertainment website that Jake was at the same venue when the slapping incident happened last November 23.

Isaac said he didn't know if Jake witnessed the whole thing as commotion started right after Anne slapped him, John Lloyd and a certain Leah de Guzman.

On Tuesday afternoon, Jake said the same thing on his Twitter account. The 25-year-old posted: "Yes I was in Prive but I didn't see anything. I was busy minding my own business. Like things should be."

But based on his tweets, it could be understood that the actor decided to come out in the open and clarify his name after rumors started circulating that he pulled a prank on the "It's Showtime" host.

To recall, Isaac said that the incident started when Anne came out of the toilet and was loudly asking "Who's banging my door?"

Some netizens thought it was Jake and John Lloyd pulling pranks on Anne.

One of Jake's half a million Twitter followers dared to ask the question, which he immediately answered and denied. "No I absolutely did not bang any doors and I didn't have any problems that night with Anne or JLC (John Lloyd)."

The actor said he's old to pull pranks on anyone and it's not his style.

When one follower also commented that the actor was "defensive" on the issue, he explained: "It's hard to be accused of something you didn't do. I was caught off guard but better now."

Jake, who was not feeling well when the exchange of tweets happened, said he shouldn't let this kind of thing affect him.

"I'm gonna rest now finally. Hope I get better tonight... I realized I shouldn't be affected by something I had nothing to do with."

As of this posting, John Lloyd remained silent on the issue. (Sunnex)


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