VIDEO: Cathy Garcia Molina speaks out on viral ‘open letter’

MANILA, Philippines - Blockbuster film and TV director Cathy Garcia-Molina turned emotional as she finally spoke up about the viral open letter Rossellyn Domingo and Alvin Campomanes have shared on social media on alleged humiliation and cursing they received during "Forevermore" taping in Baguio City.

Cathy Garcia Molina: "I'm not an evil person"
Cathy Garcia Molina: "I'm not an evil person". Screengrab from Youtube.
In an interview with Boy Abunda, Molina clarified that cursing issue is true but it was "with good intentions na sana napaganda ang show, mapaarte ang artista, makuha ang kailangan para mapaganda ang show."

"He was right, I really cursed. But not at him, ilalagay ko lang sa konteksto. Hindi nakalagay doon sa letter kung gaano kadalas siya nagkamali. Hindi nakalagay sa letter ilang beses kinunan 'yon. Hindi nakalagay sa letter ano ang sinabi niya kung bakit ako nakarating sa gano'ng emosyon."

She also recalled the exact words that possibly hurt Campomanes: "sino ba ang kausap mo bakit hindi ka tumingin? Tignan mo, ang kulit mo naman, e, paksh*t ka."

Molina explained she's wrong on cursing but clarified it was a normal "language" in the industry.

"Hindi ko sinasabing tama ang pagmumura, hindi siya mura to degrade or to humiliate or to insult anyone."

Molina added if she was aware that Campomanes don't know their "language," she would have immediately apologized.

"Kaya ko naman mag-apologize, e. Kayang kaya ko. Hindi niya pala alam ang lenguwahe ng industriyang 'to. Kung sinabi lang niya right away, I would have go to him and say, 'sorry, hindi ka pala sanay.'"

WATCH: Cathy Garcia-Molina breaks her silence on viral ‘open letter’ (video courtesy of ABS-CBN Entertainment/Youtube)

She added that her family was being dragged on the issue and she is also receiving some death threats.

She even asked: "Nangyari ito October 2014. Ang alam ng mga staff at mga boss na tapos na ang issue. Siguro may naipangako, hindi ko alam na magso-sorry ako. Bakit deretso sa social media? Bakit January 1? Bakit pagkatapos ng pelikula ko? Bakit hindi nung kasagsagan ng "Forevermore? Bakit kelangan ako sa masira sa maraming tao?"

Molina said she prayed for the Lord to guide her so she will not hurt other people again. She also apologized and admitted that she was careless on using words.

"Sana may matutunan kami rito, pati ang kompaya at mga katrabaho ko. Things happen for a reason."

Meanwhile, “Forevermore’s” business unit head Des Tanwangco also released an official statement. It states:

“ABS-CBN acknowledged and responded immediately to Alvin Campomanes when he wrote to us in October 2014. We also sought a meeting with Mr Campomanes and Rossellyn Domingo through MTQ Promotions and Talent Management, the agency that engaged their services for the project.

“But we were later informed by MTQ Promotions and Talent Management owner Mary Ann Trumata-Rejano that there was no need for a meeting as they had met with Mr Campomanes and Ms Domingo and settled the issue.

“When Ms Domingo posted an open letter on her Facebook last Dec 30, we were surprised to learn that the issue has not been resolved, contrary to what the talent agency owner told us. At present, we are in communication with Mr Campomanes and both parties have agreed to meet to resolve the matter.”

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