Billy Crawford set the record straight today, November 15, regarding a tabloid report that said he was arrested during his Halloween getaway with girlfriend Coleen Garcia and other pals.
The TV host-performer was said to have been detained in a Hong Kong police station following an alleged altercation he had with someone who groped Coleen during the Halloween party they attended at a bar.
"Hindi po ako nakulong,” ABS-CBN News quoted him to have said. “Kasi kung nakulong ako, hindi ako makakabalik sa Pilipinas - I'd be deported to the United States (being an American citizen).”
According to Billy, no punching happened and that they only had to go to the police station for questioning.
“May kaguluhan na nangyari dahil nabastos si Coleen and it was a verbal altercation between someone there and me,” he further explained. “Good thing, iyong medyo shungang tao na nambastos kay Coleen ay ginawa niya sa harapan ng pulis. So nakita ng pulis."
For Billy, what he did was out of protecting his ladylove, “pero hindi ako nakipag-away, hindi ako nanuntok, hindi ako nasuntok. Walang gulo.”
He also stressed that he respects the way Hong Kong authorities strictly implement their rules.
“Kahit iyong pinakamaliit na magsigawan kayo sa street, puwede kang i-question or i-hold for statements,” he added. "As in masuwerte na lang kami and the police were there, and sila iyong nag-handle ng situation, which was the proper way of doing it.”
Billy and Coleen have been a couple for over two years now.
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