MANILA, Philippines – Enrique Gil issued a public apology to actress Jessy Mendiola, after he caused a commotion during a flight to London last week. Enrique spoke about the incident on TV Patrol on September 11.
“I had some drinks sa plane, I mean, more than I should be having, so as a result things got out of hand. At dahil po doon, (And because of that) I want to apologize to my brothers and sisters from Star Magic. I sincerely apologize to Jessy, to JM (De Guzman, Jessy’s boyfriend) if ever I offended him in any way, I’m sorry.
“Tao lang, nagkakamali, (We’re just humans who made a mistake), we all makes mistakes but you own up to it, you learn from it and you move forward.”
Enrique also took the opportunity to thank his and Liza’s fans and reassure them that everything is fine. “It’s the first and last time this will ever happen, so thank you so much po sa lahat ng fans namin (to all our fans), sa lahat ng sumusuporta sa amin (to everyone who supports us), for all the love and support and we just want to reassure you that we’re okay, we’re fine.”
In the same report, June Rufino, Luis Manzano’s manager in a statement confirmed a confrontation did occur but was fixed immediately.
“There was an altercation. But apologies were made and accepted. It was actually Enrique who apologized to the aggrieved party.”
Enrique was accompanied by his on-screen partner Liza Soberano, who also thanked their fans for showing their love and support. “Thank you for understanding. Andiyan lang kayo sa panahon na kailangan kayo ni Quen (Enrique), sana kahit nangyari po lahat ng nangyari, hindi po kayo magsawa na magpakita ng pagmamahal and to support Quen.” (You were there when Quen needed you, I hope that even though what happened, happened, you don’t get tired of showing your love and support to Quen.)
It was previously reported that Enrique was intoxicated on a plane ride from Manila to London on September 4. Enrique’s inebriation caused him to harass actress Jessy, prompting actor Luis Manzano to step in. (READ: Jake Cuenca mum on Enrique Gil’s rumored bad behavior on London flight)
According to Pep, a witness saw actors Paulo Avelino and Jake Cuenca give Enrique alcoholic drinks. Jake said at a press conference on September 10 that he wasn’t involved in the incident, while Paulo said in an interview with Pep that it would be better to hear the entire story straight from Enrique.
Both Paulo and Jake denied that they gave Enrique any alcohol, saying they were both resting at that time.
The actors were all in London together with the rest of the ASAP 20 cast, for ASAP 20‘s “ASAP Live in London” show. – Rappler.com