Star Magic chairman emeritus Johnny Manahan has come to the defense of actor John Lloyd Cruz after videos from his vacation with actress Ellen Adarna went viral online.
In a statement sent to ABS-CBN News yesterday, September 11, Mr. M said that John Lloyd was simply having a "breather" from his difficult job as a top Kapamilya talent.
He wrote, “John Lloyd Cruz works hard as an actor. 18 hour days at a stretch. He was just letting off some steam."
He continued, “In this age of an all pervasive social media, what is ok and innocent in private becomes worthlessly controversial in public."
“He will have learned his lesson and be more careful in the future.”
As for John Lloyd, he also issued an apologetic statement on his personal Instagram after the videos erupted.
In the caption, he wrote, "This is me learning. Very humbling but I do apologize to the little boys and girls. No regrets babies just life revealing its raw beauty."