Model and rugby player Andrew Wolff finally broke his silence about the controversial incident last Friday that saw veteran actress Melissa Mendez offloaded from a Cebu Pacific flight.
In a statement to “The Buzz,” Wolff said it is not true that he and his friends disrespected Mendez contrary to her claims.
“I never said or did anything bad towards her. The other passengers and flight attendants can attest to that… meron siyang nasaktang tatlong tao; kami po, wala kaming ginawa sa kanya,” he said.
“We were not issued any warnings by Cebu Pacific staff. Unfortunately Ms. Melissa was given three warnings to sit down or otherwise be ejected sa flight. Kung naagrabyado po siya, sana kami din po ang pinababa ng eroplano at sana kinonfront din po kami ng ibang mga pasahero. Kung may makita kang binabastos na babae, ‘di mo ba ipagtatanggol? The fact is hindi po siya binastos or binully,” he added.
“Kasama po namin sa flight ang apat na kaibigan niya hanggang Pagadian. Hindi po nila kami kinonfront or inaway sa pag-eject ni Ms. Melissa sa buong flight hanggang Pagadian kasi wala pong rason para i-confront kami. Wala kaming kasalanan sa kanya,” he said.
Saying they do not see any reason to speak further about the matter, Wolff said: “Naniniwala po ako na lalabas din ang buong katotohanan. Ang mga taga Cebu Pacific at mga pasaherong kasabay namin ang makapagpapatunay kung ano po ang nangyari.”
Mendez, 50, started her acting career in the ’70s and most recently appeared in ABS-CBN’s Christmas-themed anthology “Give Love on Christmas” and the romance-thriller film “Halik sa Hangin.”