reports that Kris Aquino has filed a temporary protection order (TPO) against her ex-husband, basketball player James Yap, whom she has accused of “overstepping his boundaries” and attempting to seduce her” at his home, as well as for “inflicting psychological harm” on their son, James Jr, who is also known as Bimby.

Protection orders aim to prevent domestic abuse, protecting women and their children from being harassed by their spouses or partners. Kris filed the order against James after he allegedly made “overt sexual advances” toward Kris when he visited her home on December 3, 2012. He was also said to have made “mean and malicious statements” directed toward his ex-wife. This incident apparently made their five-year-old son, Bimby, very upset, telling James to leave the room and to stop hurting Kris.

The TPO Kris filed instructs James “to stay away from her, her five-year-old son Bimby and any household member, to keep a distance of at least 100 meters, and to stay away from her residence, school, place of employment, or any place frequented by her and her son.” It took effect on March 16 and will be valid for 30 days. However, the TV host-actress is asking the court to make the protection order permanent, something that James is ready to fight against as it will rescind his rights as Bimby’s father.

The cager told his side of the story on March 20 in an exclusive interview with’s Jo-Ann Maglipon, saying that he was only joking around then with Kris and Bimby.

Patapos na 'yung visitation hours… sabi ko, ‘Bim, aalis na si Papa. Kiss mo si Papa,” he said. “And sabi ng anak ko, ‘No, I don’t like’… takot siya kay Kris, e, na i-kiss ako… So ngayon, e di sabi ko, nagbiro ako kay Bimby. Sabi ko, ‘Bim, if you don’t kiss me, I’ll kiss your Mama.’ (My visitation hours were almost over… I said, ‘Bim, Papa’s leaving now. Kiss Papa.’ And my son said, ‘No, I don’t like’… he is scared to kiss me in front of Kris… So I joked around with Bimby. I said, ‘Bim, if you don’t kiss me, I’ll kiss your Mama.’).’”

He also claimed that Kris had been subtly brainwashing Bimby, making their child believe that his father is a liar.

May sinasabi si Bimby sa ‘kin, ‘I don’t like you. You’re a liar.’ Tapos tinatanong ko, ‘Bim, bakit? Sinong nagsasabi sa ‘yo ng ganyan?’ Parang na-brainwashed na talaga, alam mo ‘yon?” he said. “Sabi ni Bimby, ‘Mama, Mama…’ Basta every time, pinagsasabihan ako ni Bim nang ganun… alam kong nakukuha niya iyan sa Mama niya. Siya mismo ang nagsabi e (Bimby would tell me, ‘I don’t like you. You’re a liar.’ Then I would ask, ‘Bim, why? Who told you that?’ It was like he was being brainwashed. Bimby replied, ‘Mama, Mama…’ Everytime Bim would tell me that… I know he gets that from his Mama. He himself said it.).”

James’s lawyer, Atty. Sonya Castillo, also said that Kris has been preventing James from visiting their son by scheduling activities during his scheduled visitation hours. James also revealed that Kris had threatened to ruin his reputation should he ever cross her.

Sinabihan ba naman ako na, ‘Baka nakalimutan mo, may three years pa yung kapatid ko!’ he said. “Kasi may time kasi na 'nung… kami pa nito, ha. Na may time na parang nagalit ako 'nun o nag-away yata kami nun... Sabi niya, ‘Hindi mo ba alam? Saan ba ngayon 'yung mga ex ko? Di ba, wala nang career? Isang iyak ko lang sa TV, maniniwala na sa akin ang mga tao (She told me, ‘In case you need to be reminded, my brother still has three years in office!’ Because there was a time when we fought, back when we were still together… she said, ‘Don’t you know? Where are all my exes now? They don’t have flourishing careers anymore, right? I’ll cry just once on TV, and everyone will believe me.’).’”

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