“It” girl Anne Curtis recently figured in a controversial club incident recently, as she was reported to have slapped and hurled insults at several personalities, including Kapamilya heartthrob John Lloyd Cruz. On December 1, PEP.ph published an exclusive interview with JR Isaac, one of the personalities who were directly involved in the incident. JR gave his account on the events that transpired on November 23, Saturday, in Privé Luxury Club, where the said commotion took place. According to JR, a visibly mad Anne slapped him and his two friends and screamed at Phoem.
“Then all of a sudden, pak-pak. My left cheek (Then all of a sudden, she slapped my left cheek). Then Leah was also slapped. Then JL was also slapped. This all happened so fast... Anne screamed, with finger pointing at Phoem Baranda, saying, ‘I can buy you, your friends, and this club!’ Commotion na,” he was quoted by PEP.ph as saying.
Anne didn't deny her involvement in the issue, as she took to Twitter on December 1, Sunday, to apologize for her behavior, adding that another person acually caused all the uproar.
“For those who have read about the issue, yes, most of it is true. I admit to that & I have apologized to all parties included immediately... I choose to do this right away because I've always been an open book & I don't like to hide anything... When I was told of my behavior AND the person who started all of this, due to this persons inappropriate behavior, apologized to me too... Just as I did. Which I accepted too. I choose not to go into detail because I'm not the type to ruin someone else's name...” the actress posted.
Model-host Phoemela Baranda has broken her silence on the issue, as she has posted her official statement on her Instagram account. According to a report from PEP.ph, Phoem denied that Anne hurled insults at her, adding that the latter already apologized to her.
Below is a transcript of Phoemela's official statement, as quoted by PEP.ph:
“Much has been said of the incident which transpired last November 23, 2013 at the Prive Luxury Club between Anne Curtis and several other personalities including myself. Although I am not in a position to give a full account of the entire incident, I can confidently say that the reports on what transpired between myself and Anne were not accurate. She never expressed any anger towards me. She did not point her finger at me nor did she dismiss my presence. She also did not say the now infamous line ‘I can buy you, your friends and this club.’ All she did was express her disapproval over the actions of some individuals present that night. In a matter of hours, Anne apologized to me for her behaviour that night and I had accepted her apology. As far as Anne and I are concerned, we harbour no ill feelings towards each other and have put this incident behind us. I hope that the public will do the same.”
In a separate interview conducted by PEP.ph on December 3, Tuesday, JR Isaac maintained that he is not changing anything in his interview.
“I’m not adding. I’m not changing anything. For me, I’ve already said my piece. No more interviews. No more! I've said my piece, period,” he was quoted as saying.
(Photo courtesy of PEP.ph)