MANILA, Philippines - (UPDATED) Actor Derek Ramsay said that he had personally talked to ex-girlfriend Angelica Panganiban and her mother to apologize for her name being dragged into the legal feud between him and his estranged wife Mary Christine Jolly.
"I just want to reach out... I spoke to her and the mom. [Nangyari] Noong isang araw lang po (Tuesday)," Derek told ABS-CBN, Thursday, October 9.
(I just want reach out…I spoke to her and the mom. [It happened] just the other day [Tuesday.] )
"Ayaw ko nang pag-usapan 'yung sa amin ni Angel. (I don't want to talk about what should be between me and Angel) I just want to reach out to her and her family. That's the right thing to do... Her name is being dragged and it's just right for me to apologize. I can't stop somebody from filing any case, they can go ahead and do that. Hindi ko siya mapipigilan (I cannot stop her),” he said.
According to the same report, Derek said that Angelica has accepted his apology.
Early Thursday, October 9, Derek posted the following on his Twitter account, saying sorry to the actress, her family and her fans.
I would like to apologize to angel, her family and all her fans for what's happening right now. I assure you hindi ko sya papabayaan. — Derek Ramsay (@kingderekramsay) October 9, 2014
On Wednesday, October 8, Mary Christine filed the complaint against Derek and Angelica, citing a Star Studio interview of the actress, where in she narrated the details of her relationship with Derek. In the said article, it was mentioned that she and Derek decided to live together during the second year of their relationship.
Mary Christine said that the interview was enough for her to file the complaint against the two. She however said she has nothing against the actress.
In August, Derek confirmed the news that he and Mary Christine were married in 2002 and that they had a son.
Mary Christine filed a complaint against him, saying that Derek violated the Violence Against Women and their Children Act. She said that Derek has not been supporting their 11-year-old son. (READ: Mary Christine Jolly speaks up on case against Derek Ramsay)
Angelica's lawyer Francis Aguilar told ABS-CBN in a statement that the actress "has no comment at this time" as she has not yet received a statement.
Angelica and Derek were together for 6 years before separating in 2012. She is now in a relationship with actor John Lloyd Cruz. – Rappler.com