Drunk Anne Curtis says sorry after slapping John Lloyd


Anne Curtis and John Lloyd Cruz. INQUIRER FILE PHOTOS

Popular TV host, product endorser and actress Anne Curtis admitted on Sunday that she wasn’t in the “right state of mind” when she slapped and berated fellow ABS-CBN artist John Lloyd Cruz at a bar in The Fort, Taguig City, last week.

Sounds more like a meltdown, to her critics. Online reports say Curtis also slapped a magazine editor and screamed at TV host-model Phoemela Baranda at the posh Privé Luxury Club on Nov. 23.

It was not clear what prompted Curtis’ outburst but, addressing the issue via the micro-blogging site Twitter last weekend, she admitted she had had “one too many drinks.”

Which should probably make the makers of an alcoholic product that she endorses happy. But they can’t claim all the credit.

In her “tweet,” Curtis said she had been “on the super popular juice cleanse for three days and attended my best friend’s bachelorette [party] that night.”

“Juice” on top of juice. That might explain why she was cranky.

The reports talk about an enraged Curtis emerging from the bar’s toilet, demanding, “Who’s banging [on] my door?”

Baranda has not commented on eyewitness accounts that Curtis told her, “’I can buy you, your friends and this club!’”

Meaning, cheeky observers have commented on Facebook, that the toilet door wasn’t hers at that point, so the banging couldn’t have been the reason.

Curtis’ Twitter post put part of the blame on an unnamed person’s “inappropriate behavior,” but she shared an insight with her reported 5 million followers: “That’s why they say, ‘Drink in moderation’… I will charge it to experience … A lesson learned.”

She decided to explain, she said, because she owed fans “my honesty.” She added: “I’ve always been an open book and I don’t like to hide anything.”

But that was eight days after the incident.

In any case, she thus confirmed the slapping incident and said she had apologized “to all parties included.” She also said the person who triggered her anger had apologized and that she accepted the apology.

She wouldn’t identify the person, though, “because I’m not the type to ruin someone else’s name.”

Curtis apologized to her fans, whom she felt she had let down.

“As you all see, I’m just like any other person that makes mistakes in life,” said the big stakes endorser, certainly one of the most identifiable faces on billboards across the country.

The Inquirer sought Baranda by phone for a reaction, but she did not pick it up.

Actor Sam Milby, Curtis’ ex-boyfriend, on Monday defended the actress, saying: “A lot of people are quick to judge. People have to remember that [show-biz personalities] are only human. We also commit mistakes.”

The actor, who is currently promoting a coming movie, said he was shocked to learn of the incident. He refused to elaborate, apart from saying: “You know how show biz is. You say one thing and it gets blown out of proportion. It’s better [for me to stay out of it]. I wasn’t there, anyway.”

He also said he admired the actress for owning up. “This is something that will soon pass,” he said, “with all the support she is getting from her friends and followers.”

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  • andresa igbac

    lasheng ang peg.

  • Myth Buster

    It’s not wrong when we get drunk and act something stupid because it is normal especially when alcohol temporarily altered our behavior … But when we already know that when we get drunk we do stupid things that we might regret later and still prepare to push the limit then probably we are stupid …

  • Miguel37

    Anak ba ng puuta si Anne? Dati bang pokpok nanay nito? Di ba ang ama nito Australian? Product ata eto si Anne ng pag puputaa ng nanay niya eh. Malamang puutang bayaran na humihigop ng kupal ang nanay ni Anne Curtis!

    • jclarendo

      gaya ni Gina Pareno nanay niya hostess (CG) sa Bayside Club sa Pasay at ang tatay ay German na isang customer ng nanay niya ganyan lang ang buhay pakita lang ng hita at kalahati ng DD ay kikita na

      • abudahbi

        You and Miguel37 are the holiest, most educated and professional people on earth.

  • zahraff

    This Anne Curtis must be disciplined, and must be told not to be arrogant. Telling people that I can buy you, is a statement that must not be tolerated at all times. Looks like she belongs to be a very influential, well to do family, that seems to look down at people. I, myself is a drinker, but I never look down at people, even when I become drunk. Behavior of people reflects someone’s upbringing, and will tell where you come from. Let us be humble and not be MAYABANG, because people will not tolerate irrational, and arrogant individuals, whether you are poor or rich.

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