Controversial online personality Xander Ford has been released from a Manila jail Wednesday night after bail was paid following his arrest over his ex-girlfriend’s abuse claims.
Star Image Artist Management, Xander’s talent agency, posted the bail amounting to P18,000 for his temporary release from the Moriones Police Station.
Xander, whose real name is Marlou Arizala, was nabbed Tuesday night based on an arrest warrant issued by the Manila Regional Trial Court Branch 38 for violation of RA 9262 or Violence Against Women and their Children.
The arrest stemmed from a case filed by ex-girlfriend Ysah Cabreja who had accused Xander of physical and sexual abuse during their relationship.
Following his release, the 24-year-old social media star expressed his regret over his actions.
“Nagsisi po ako kasi sa mga nagawa ko po. Handa po akong makipag-ayos po kay Ysah, sa ex-girlfriend ko, and lubos po akong nagisisi sa mga nangyari po sa aming dalawa.”
He earlier denied committing any wrongdoing, but nevertheless asked for forgiveness from his ex.
“Wala naman akong ginawang masama sa kanya, pero hihingi na lang po ako ng tawad sa kanya. Magpapakababa na lang po ako. Sana mapatawad mo ako, sana maawa ka sa akin kasi ako lang inaasahan ng pamilya ko. Sana magkaayos na tayo. Willing naman ako na kausapin ka,” said Xander.
Meanwhile, Star Image general manager David Cabawatan hopes that they will be able to settle things with Xander’s ex-girlfriend.
Xander and his ex-girlfriend’s camp are expected to attend a court hearing in January 2021.
A former member of the boy band parody group Hasht-5, Xander was put under indefinite suspension by his talent agency twice for alleged misbehavior.