Ogie Diaz and Donita Nose defend Tekla against allegations by live-in partner

Donita Nose and Ogie Diaz spoke up on the sexual abuse allegations made against their fellow comedian Super Tekla by his live-in partner.

In the Tuesday episode of the TV5 program Raffy Tulfo in Action, Michelle Bana-ag accused Tekla of being sexually abusive and lacking in financial support. 

On Wednesday, Donita Nose came to the defense of Tekla on Tulfo’s show, saying he is affected by the hurtful words thrown against his friend after the controversy sparked online. 

“Nahu-hurt na lang din ako. Alam ko namang meron siyang ginawa dati, may mga bisyo, may mga ganito. Tapos ugali niya talaga dati, pero kasi medyo nagbago na po siya kahit papaano. Naramdaman ko naman yun,” said Donita.  

According to Donita, Tekla, along with Michelle, used to do drugs before but he saw how Tekla became a changed man after turning his back on his vices a year ago. 

“Alam kong meron siyang mali, pero meron din namang tamang ginawa si Tekla. Huminto siya sa po bisyo niya, hindi na po talaga siya nagda-drugs,” said Donita. 

Donita also questioned why Michelle tolerated Tekla’s behavior during the almost four years they have been together.

“Kung si Tekla ganun yung ugali niya pagdating sa sex o pagdating sa ganito sa ganyan, dapat hiniwalayan na lang niya.” 

Michelle reasoned out that she and Tekla were on an on-and-off relationship, but that she chose to still come back to him. 

“Hindi naman niya (Tekla) dahil ‘yung babaeng ‘to ayaw din naman makipaghiwalay sa kanya, kasi nga po ‘yung bisyo nila pareho is nagagawa nila nang magkasama,” said Donita.

Moreso, Donita refuted Michelle’s allegation of Tekla doing lewd acts in exchange for money, saying that the comedian takes care of all the family expenses, including Michelle’s nieces. 

“Hindi po totoo yun na parang hindi muna makikipagtalik bago siya magpakain. Sa apat na taon ganun ang gagawin, kung ako babae isang buwan pa lang ganyan gagawin mo sa akin, siyempre hindi ako papayag ng ganun diba, makikipaghiwalay ako.”

“Ang alam ko naman po tinutulungan niya yung pamilya nung babae. Binabayaran niya yung bahay diyan sa Parañaque. Nagbibigay din po siya ng ganito, ganyan. Tapos siya din po nagpapakain sa kanila diyan sa condo. Siya nagbabayad ng condo, ng kotse. Kasi siya lang naman po inaasahan nilang lahat,” said Donita. 

Being a godfather of Michelle and Tekla’s son, Ogie Diaz, on the other hand, also weighed in on the controversy that Tekla is facing. 

“Hindi naman para may kampihan dito ‘no. Hindi ko alam kung anong nakain niya at nagsasalita siya ng ganun. Hindi too yung mga sinasabi niya (Michelle),” said Ogie. 

Ogie also revealed what Tekla told him when asked about Michelle’s revelations about his lewd behavior.

“Bakit ko naman gagwin yun sa harap ng anak ko?… Nag-iimbento na lang siya,” Tekla was quoted as saying in Ogie’s narration. 

Ogie went on to ask Michelle on what she would want to happen between her and Tekla — to have him put behind the bars or mend fences with him.

 “Ang hirap pong lumaki ng walang tatay eh. Pinag-isipan ko pong mabuti. Kaso kung hindi ko po ilalaban tong kaso na to, magmumukha akong tanga,” said Michelle. 

“Gusto po pagbayaran niya yung mga ginawa niya. Mahal ko din po yung taong yun kasi akala ko may pagbabago eh. Pero pati po yung anak ko mga pamangkin ko kung paano niya tratuhin,” she added.

As of writing, Tekla and his home network GMA have not issued a statement on the issue.

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