Phoemela Baranda refutes JR Isaac’s story-A A +A
Thursday, December 5, 2013
MODEL and host Phoemela Baranda denied reports that actress Anne Curtis pointed finger at her and uttered the now infamous line "I can buy you, your friends, and this club."
In a TV Patrol report on Wednesday, the television personality refuted earlier claims made by Circuit Magazine editor and publisher JR Isaac that she was one of the receiving ends of the actress' ire at a luxury club in The Fort, Taguig City.
According to Isaac, Anne was very mad upon exiting the bar's toilet and suddenly slapped him, a certain Leah de Guzman and Kapamilya actor John Lloyd Cruz.
He added that the actress called John Lloyd an "addict" and told Phoemela with the earlier mentioned infamous line.
Phoemela, meanwhile, said the "No Other Woman" lead star never said those words to her and no finger-pointing took place in the wee hours of November 23.
"Hindi niya sinabi sa akin 'yun and walang ganoon na nangyari or sinabi si Anne," she said.
The model continued, "Hindi rin niya ako dinuro and she wasn't angry at me. She didn't call me names, walang ganoong pangyayari."
Baranda added that Anne said something to her but prefer not to divulge it to the public. She said the actress was frustrated over the actions of other individuals present that night.
"I'm not in the position para magkwento or to say kung anong nangyari doon sa may banyo because I was on the other side of the VIP area," she said.
Phoemela added, "Kung ano man 'yung nangyari, I could only say kung ano yung nangyari sa amin ni Anne."
Baranda believes the real story was misinterpreted when passed from one person to another.
"Siguro 'yung mga kaibigan ko nasabihan ko na on the way out, Anne said something to me. 'Yung nasabihan ko nasabi pa, at nasabi pa ulit hanggang sa ngayon na lahat ng tao may kanya-kanya nang version," she also said.
She reiterated that Anne immediately apologized after the incident and they have no issues with each other.
"As far as Anne and I are concerned, we harbor no ill feelings toward each other and have put this incident behind us. I hope that the public will do the same," the model said in a two-part official statement she posted on Instagram, which was later on deleted.
Anne, on her part, thanked Baranda minutes after the interview for clarifying her side of the story.
Anne said, "Thank you for clearing that @phoemelabaranda Really appreciate it. Thank you..."
As of this posting, actor John Lloyd Cruz, who was said to be slapped by Anne, remains silent on the issue. (Sunnex)