Amidst ongoing criticism, Abegail Rait has opened up on her past relationship with the late rapper Francis Magalona and extended an apology to his family.
In a 15-minute video posted on YouTube, Abegail aired her statements addressing the hurtful words she and her alleged child with Magalona, Gail Francesca Rait, received after declaring their association with the Master Rapper.
“Okay lang sa akin kung ako na ‘yung pinaka-masamang tao sa paningin ninyo. Homewrecker, kabit, mistress — lahat na ng adjective na nagamit niyo, tanggap ko po. Pero ang ipinakikiusap ko sana ay ‘wag naman ‘yung anak ko,” Abegail began.
She called out the comments and published articles concerning her and her daughter, emphasizing that it’s not right for others to use their story as a “clickbait” on the internet.
Abegail also lamented about her grievances and making mistakes but instead of being emotional, she wants to show her daughter that she can stand up for her.
“Aminado po ako, tao lang ako na nagkakamali, nasasaktan, pero imbes na iiyak ko ay ipinapakita ko sa anak ko na kaya ko siyang ipagtanggol. Sana po maintindihan niyo ako bilang ina na nagsasalita para sa kanyang anak,” Rait said.
Meanwhile, Abegail also apologized to Francis M’s family and those who were “hurt” by their revelation as Francis’ “secret” family.
“Sa lahat po ng nasaktan, sa pamilya po ni Kiko, humihingi po ako ng dispensa sa lahat ng kaguluhang ‘to. Hindi ko po ipinagmamalaki ang naging kasalanan ko, pero tao lang po ako,” she stated. “Kung mali man po ang paglantad naming mag-ina, I’m sorry.”
According to Abegail, she and Francis were both single when they began their relationship.
“Kung kabit po ako at nanira ng pamilya, sana may maglakas ng loob na sabihin na wala na sila ni Pia nung dumating ako sa buhay niya,” she said.
She clarified, “Dalaga po ako nu’ng maging kami ni Kiko. Wala na po siya sa family residence nila for years. And, wala po akong na-violate na batas sa Pilipinas dahil single po ang marital status ng partner ko hanggang sa kinamatayan niya.”
Abegail also addressed queries about her whereabouts during the rapper’s fight with cancer and his eventual passing.
“Tinatanong n’yo po nasaan ako nu’ng mga panahong nagkasakit siya. Buntis po ako noon. Nanganak. Naka-confine siya noon. Nakabalik, two months na si Cheska. Then, ‘di na siya nakalabas pa,” explained Rait.
“Araw-araw po, ako ang kausap niya. Gusto ko pong pumunta pero ayaw ko na pong dagdagan,” she added.
Abegail mentioned that she was also present at the funeral of the deceased artist, saying, “Nasaan po ako noong burol n’ya? Tanungin n’yo po sila dahil lahat sila alam nila kung sino kami ni Cheska. We were there.”
In conclusion, Abegail emphasized that they are not pursuing anything and only seek respect.
“Wala po akong hinahabol. Masyado nang matagal ang mga nangyari. We’re not expecting approval or acceptance, but respect,” she said.
The story of Abegail and Francesca came to light when they appeared in a vlog of Pinoy Pawnstars where they sold Francis’s jersey to its host, Boss Toyo, who purchased it for ₱500,000.