Jasmine Curtis-Smith on Monday finally responded on a so-called “Padilla Audio Scandal” that has triggered rumors about her ties with Daniel Padilla, with whom she admittedly exchanged text messages lately.
In a media interview, the 20-year-old star explained that she and Padilla are co-stars in the upcoming biopic “Bonifacio Ang Unang Pangulo,” which will compete in this year’s Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF).
The audio clip supposedly of Padilla’s conversation with a group of friends were making rounds online. In the recorded audio clip, a voice tagged as Padilla’s seemed to express excitement about receiving a text message.
Before the conversation ends, a voice is heard saying:
“Wala na si Patrick. Wala nang mangugulo sa ‘kin. Wala na ‘yung tropa ni Sam.”
This eventually started with rumors that the “Sam” being referred to in the supposed “audio scandal” was singer-actor Sam Concepcion, the current boyfriend of Curtis-Smith.
“Well, when I heard the audio, I didn’t assume it was me. I didn’t hear it properly, it was very muffled. So ano na lang… Parang, okay, ‘People are thinking it’s me.’ Sige, kayo nalang bahala kasi ayoko din naman mag-assume bilang I saw everything as friendship lang naman ang na-insinuate ko.”
“I mean, everyone has their own opinions,” she added.
After several days when the Audio Scandal was uploaded online, Curtis-Smith’s sister Anne had to defend the younger actress against netizens claiming to be fans of Padilla and his onscreen partner Kathryn Bernardo.
“You know nothing sweety,” Anne told an Instagram user who criticized Jasmine. “My sister is not a slut… Such harsh words from someone who doesn’t know her or probably has never met her.”
The young actress also reassured fans of Bernardo and Padilla that she has no intentions of getting in between the teen stars, who are speculated to be a couple.
“I don’t want to interfere with his relationship with Kathryn, and I don’t want to be labeled as anything else but a friend to both of them,” she said. “I respect their relationship and I would never try to get in the way of it.”