Sinon Loresca apologizes for alleged bar fight, says it started from 'big misinterpretation'

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 30) — Social media personality Sinon Loresca apologized Saturday for a bar scuffle between him and another man who called him out for supposedly hurting his personal assistant.

In a 10-minute long video on Facebook, Loresca, who gained fame for his online catwalk videos, clarified the incident was a result of a "misunderstanding."

First of all, I owe you an apology. Mag a-apologies na ako kasi nagkasakitan tayong dalawa sa isang bagay na misunderstanding,” he said.

[Translation: I want to apologize because we hurt each other because of a misunderstanding.]

Loresca was referring to a certain Drew Fernandez who on Saturday posted photos of his partner, Farhad with scratches on his chest.

Fernandez said he and Farhad were out with Loresca and his personal assistant (PA) Nadia on Friday when they witnessed him hitting Nadia on the head and grabbing her hair.

Loresca had allegedly turned violent when Farhad called him out, and asked him to either apologize to his assistant or leave their table.

"Sinon violently replied, “Why should I apologize to her, she is just my maid. I am a celebrity, I can do whatever I want and you cannot do anything about it.” He refused to leave and became violent," Fernandez said.

Fernandez said they filed a police report for assault Saturday morning. His post has gained 17,000 reactions on Facebook seven hours from posting.

 

But on Saturday, Loresca apologized for hurting Farhad during the incident. He said he was shocked and just acting in self defense.

Inaamin ko nagkasakitan tayong dalawa kasi nga naloka din ako kasi you attacked me... Siyempre ako naman lumaban ako wala akong alam lumaban ako nabigla ako,” he said.

[Translation: I admit we hurt each other because I was surprised you attacked me. Of course I fought because I didn’t know what to do, I was shocked.]

He also clarified he was just being playful with Nadia and did not mean to hurt her at all.

Yung nangyari na akala mo kasi sa assistant ko na akala mo minamaltrato ko siya, sinasaktan ko siya or pinagmumura ko siya. Sa totoo lang po eto po ang totoo niyan: lagi po kaming nagsasakitan talaga pero harutan lang namin yun,” he added.

[Translation: What you saw when you though I was hurting or misreating my assistant, the truth is we always do that but we’re just being playful.]

Loresca said Nadia, his assistant for three months now, is like family to him, and the couple had just "misinterpreted" the interaction between them.

"Kung nakita mo naman yun na binubugbog, lambing po namin yun. Hindi po yung bugbugan na super seryoso po. Ganun po kami maglambing," said Loresca.

[Translation: If you saw me punching her, it was just me showing my love. It wasn’t serious, that’s just how we act.]

He also denied punching her to the extent that she was crying. He said Nadia and his other assistant Rhoda would not stay with him if he really did hurt them.

“Hindi po sila tatagal sakin kung masama po akong tao. Sino po ba ako para manakit ng kapwa tao,” he said.

[Translation: They wouldn’t last long with me if I’m a bad person. Who am I to hurt other people?]

Loresca, whose post has gained 1,400 reactions as of posting time said he hoped the issue would not grow bigger.

Ako na po ang unang humihingi ng kapatawaran sayo,” he told the Fernandez family.

[Translation: I’ll be the one to ask for forgiveness.]

Peace be with you and happy New Year sa lahat [Happy New Year to all],” he added.