TV host-comedian Super Tekla has finally broken his silence on the allegations made against him by his live-in partner Michelle Bana-ag.
Michelle previously accused Tekla of sexual abuse, recounting incidents where the comedian “forced” her to have sex with him even if she wasn’t feeling well. If she refused, he would allegedly withhold financial support.
In an interview with GMA News, Tekla became emotional as he aired his side on the controversy, which he said should have been dealt with in private.
“Binabato mo ako ng isyu na pinipilit kita sa ganyang bagay. Usapin natin Michelle ’yan, usapin ng pamilya ’yan. Isang napakasensitibong usapin ’yan Michelle,” said Tekla.
“Sana man lang nag-isip ka. Pinag-isipan mo kung ano ang maapektuhan,” he added.
Tekla also strongly denied doing lewd behavior in the presence of minors as alleged by Michelle.
“Hindi totoo ’yan, ako nasa tamang katinuan pa naman ako siguro, hindi ko magagawa ’yan Michelle. Utang na loob may anak akong babae Michelle, si Aira, may mga kapatid akong babae. Mahirap lang kami Michelle, sa bukid. Alam mo ang background ng family ko,” he said.
Tekla went on to say that he’s trying to make their relationship work for the benefit of their child.
“Parte ng pagsasama natin ’yan Michelle na ipinagkakait mo sa akin. Ginagawa mo akong tanga at timawa d’yan, ’yun ang totoo, pero ang ginagawa ko Michelle naga-adjust ako kasi nanay ka ng anak ko eh.”
Tekla also denied that he wasn’t giving them enough allowance and food to eat.
“Hindi ko kayo pinapagutuman, alam mo ’yan. Alam n’yo ’yan Shabi, alam n’yo ’yan Enrico, lahat. Naglaan pa ako ng GCash para sa inyong lahat para anytime hindi na lalabas dahil pandemic,” said Tekla.
He also claimed that he never took his son for granted, saying that he was the one who took care of his son’s hospitalization and medical bills when he got sick.
“Siya ang hindi pumupunta sa ospital,” Tekla said referring to Michelle. “Ako, kung kani-kanino ako lumapit ng tulong para maligtas ‘yang batang diyan dahil hindi mo inalagaan iyan sa sinapupunan mo. Alam mo ang kuwento niyan, Michelle.”
Tekla also aired his frustration over what Michelle did when they have been together for six years.
“Michelle, karapatan mo yun, karapatan mo yun, nung una pa lang. Binlock n’yo na ako sa Facebook, wala akong idea nagkalabuan tayo. Gusto mong makipaghiwalay sa akin. Hindi ko pinagsisiksikan yung sarili ko sa inyo Michelle. Alam mo yan sa sarili mo. Alam mo yan, Michelle. Six years. Magsi-six years, anim ko kayong inaruga. Six years, wasted lahat.”