Give Kris and James ample space to talk, says Kapunan


James Yap and Kris Aquino. FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—The lawyer of cager James Yap made a public appeal on Thursday to give her client and his ex-wife, Kris Aquino, the time and space to talk their differences.

“I am making an appeal for the ‘family’ to be left alone,” lawyer Lorna Kapunan told TV anchor Jessica Soho on Thursday night after Kris and her sisters Ballsy, Pinky and Viel gave an interview.

Kapunan said she’s just echoing the appeal of the Aquino family. Kris made an earlier statement asking the media and the public not to feast on their personal problems, though she made this request on national TV.

“I hope she sees it in her heart to talk to James,” said Kapunan.
Kapunan was being objective on national television when she said she’s hoping that the court and both parties should come to an agreement.

She pointed out this is not about which TV station is favouring who, or about she and lawyer Frank Chavez battling in court.  Chavez is Aquino’s counsel.

“Let’s not make a mountain out of a molehill,” she said.

On the custody of Yap and Aquino’s one and only child, Bimby, she said no parent has a monopoly for the affection of a child. “You cannot deprive a child of the love of a parent.”

“In fighting for their son, they end up hurting him,” Kapunan said.

Aquino and Yap are in the middle of a legal battle involving an alleged sexual advance made by Yap in the presence of Bimby last December in the house of Aquino.

Aquino also accused Yap of threatening her and attempting to harm her while Bimby was with them in the same room, causing trauma to the child.

Earlier, Aquino also announced her resignation from show business to have a private, quiet life with Bimby.

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  • Johnny

    Nagulat daw si James kasi naging public na naman itong issue na ito – papansin na naman itong si Kris, pati surveys, etc na tumutulong na pagtakpan ang mas important na issue ngayun – ang kuya niya na spineless at “clear and present danger” sa image ng Philippines. This is a very big issue at apektado tayo lahat ng 95million Filipinos lalo na ung ating OFWs (best export) na nasa labas ng bansa vs perception/bullying ng other countries. Hindi po tayo mababang lahi.

  • virgoyap

    In my humble opinion, James is not the problem it’s more on Kris and calling a lawyer to solve the problem will not help anything it will only add the animosity. Instilling hatred to the innocent child against his father will not help Bimby. It will ruin him the more. Kris has an emotional problem and so let’s call someone to calm her down. Balsy, take heed. Sorry for this unsolicited advise.

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