Jim Paredes’ daughter Erica goes on social media hiatus amid video scandal
Singer Jim Paredes’ daughter Erica, a Paris-based chef, bid her followers and friends goodbye on social media for the meantime, following her father’s sex video scandal.
Erica cited “too much toxic energy” as the reason for going on a social media hiatus. She has since received an outpour of love and support from her friends and followers.
In now-unavailable Instagram Stories uploaded on April 2, Erica wrote that social media was “not as fun as it used to be,” as per various reports. She clarified, however, that she will continue posting food posts on her professional Instagram account (@baguettesandberets) where she shares photos of the dishes she prepares.
She also reminded her followers to mind their business, “post things that will actually benefit society” and “check on your loved ones often.”
In another Instagram Story on the same day, she expressed her gratitude to friends and strangers who offered their support.
“I had an outpour of love and support in my inbox this morning,” Erica said. “We are dealing with it. Just want life to go back to normal already. Whatever that really means in my not normal life.”
Parades admitted it was him in the viral sex video via his blog on April 1 after initially claiming it was “fake.” Screenshots from the video made the rounds on social media, showing a man sticking his tongue out and supposedly masturbating.
Paredes explained the video was private and not meant for public consumption. He also apologized for it, saying he is a flawed person, much like the rest.
“I have always expressed my feelings freely. Today, I wish to express my truth. I am a flawed person, a human being, much like everyone else,” Paredes said. “I made a mistake, I was irresponsible. And I am truly sorry.”
Meanwhile, the Philippine National Police stated they are ready to investigate how the sex video circulated, but have yet to receive a formal complaint from the singer. /ra
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