- Comedian Sinon Loresca has gone viral on the internet and quickly criticized by the netizens after a netizen accused the actor of maltreating his personal assistant and attacking his partner in a bar encounter last night.
- The netizen, Drew Farhad Fernandez and his partner filed a case against Loresca in Pasig City.
- Loresca also posted a video as response to the accusations of Fernandez against him, explaining that what he’s doing to his personal assistant was only ‘harutan’
Comedian Sinon Loresca has gone viral on the internet because of his ‘public catwalk’ videos which shared by several giant Facebook pages on Facebook.
But now, he’s widely being criticized after a netizen, Drew Farhad Fernandez, recounted their encounter with the ‘real’ Sinon Loresca, who attacked them after they caught the comedian phyiscally abusing his assistant.
Fernandez, a proud member of the LGBT community who admired Loresca before posted several photos of his injured partner, filing a police report to Pasig City Police after they got assaulted by the actor.
In his post, Fernandez said that they met Loresca in a bar in Metro Manila, at first, the actor showed his nice attitude towards them, however, they noticed that Sinon is not treating his personal assistant (P.A) very well.
They also saw the condition of Sinon’s personal assistant who sitting down in pain because his boss apparently twisted her wrist.
The group of Fernandez gave first aid to the personal assistant of Loresca, but few minutes later, the actor started to attack his maid again.
Farhad’s partner showing his injuries after he got assaulted by Sinon Loresca
Photo: Drew Farhad Fernandez
Fernandez saw how Loresca hit the head of his personal assistant and grabbed her hair down for no reason.
Because of this, the concerned group of Fernandez finally confronted Loresca and told him that what’s the actor was doing with his maid is absolutely wrong.
They also asked Loresca to apologize to his maid, however the actor became violent and started to attack the partner of Fernandez.
“Why should I apologize to her, she is just my maid. I am a celebrity, I can do whatever I want and you cannot do anything about it.” Sinon Loresca allegedly told the group of Fernandez.
Fortunately, the securities of the club quickly took Loresca out of the club.
After the violent confrontation, Fernandez saw the personal assistant of Sinon hiding behind a car, crying and told him that she’s afraid because her boss might beat her again once she came back to their apartment. The maid also showed the injuries that she attained from Loresca.
In response, Fernandez said that he would help the personal assistant of Loresca and he gave his contact number to her so she can seek help once she feel unsafe again.
This is the whole story:
“Why should I apologize to her, she is just my maid. I am a celebrity, I can do whatever I want and you cannot do anything about it.”
30 December 2017
I realized that it wasn’t the best way to end the year when I was sitting at a police precinct in Pasig City filing a police report for an assault done by Sinon Loresca (aka Rogelia) early this morning, 30 December 2017.
I am very disappointed as I was a big fan of Sinon – especially for his confidence and his ability to show to people that there is nothing to be ashamed about being gay, and instead it should be celebrated. However, I have met the real Sinon last night – beyond his usual pasarela – someone we should not be proud of in the LGBT community.
Despite seeing him a lot on TV and social media – we were only personally introduced last night. We were at a bar in Makati with some of our friends, where he joined our table. We arrived there around 11.30am or 12 midnight and stayed there for an hour. It was fun. At around 1.00am, we decided to go to another bar in ortigas. Our friends and Sinon took one car, whilst my partner and I took our car.
Sinon joined our group with his transgender friend, she was very nice to us. Later on we realized that she was his PA. We started to notice though that Sinon was very not treating her very well. I personally saw her sitting down in pain because apparently Sinon twisted her wrist. I initially thought it was just an accident and therefore offered to put some ice on it. I took some cubes of ice, placed it in a tissue paper and gave it to her. I then stood up and went back chatting to my friends. Things seemed to be normal and ok.
A few minutes after, we all saw Sinon hitting the PA’s head and grabbing her hair down for no reason. You can clearly see that she was hurt and extremely scared, leaving her in tears. Everyone in the group saw it and we were all shocked. My partner Farhad immediately went to Sinon and told him off that what he has done is not ok, and therefore he should either apologize to her or leave our table. Sinon violently replied, “Why should I apologize to her, she is just my maid. I am a celebrity, I can do whatever I want and you cannot do anything about it.” He refused to leave and became violent. He started attacking my partner by hitting him, pulling his shirt and scratching him deeply around his shoulders, neck and chest. Immediately after the incident, the securities took him out of the club. That’s the last I saw of him.
After a few minutes, we can no longer enjoy the night given what has happened and clearly my partner was in pain – so we decided to join our friends outside who were smoking to say goodbye and leave.
While we were outside, we saw Sinon’s PA hiding behind a car and crying. When we approached her and asked her, she said that she was afraid that Sinon would beat her further when they go back to the apartment where they both lived. She once again showed her wrist that was in pain and spoke that this is actually normal in the last few months – that Sinon is naturally violent. My heart broke when she said its ok because she has no money and was relying on this job and has no other place to go, so she is willing to risk her safety. We offered help – anything we could to to make her safe – but she insisted that it will just cause her more trouble and she still needs to get her belongings etc. I gave my number and said that she can reach us whenever she felt unsafe or she needs any help.
With my partner in tears, we drove off the club back to our home in Makati. We spoke about how life is unfair in the Philippines and how low is it when you see a member of the LGBT community assaulting another while driving home. We then realized that this is not right so we turned around and went back to Pasig City to file a police report.
As proud members of the gay community, as a couple, and most importantly as gay parents, we think that it is very important for us to do our part in keeping our community safe and educating others where possible. Regardless whether you are a man, woman or transgender, rich or poor, popular or not – no one has the right to abuse you, ever!
However, an hour after Fernandez posted his viral Facebook post, Loresca published a video debunking all the stories threw against him by the netizen.
According to him, the group of Fernandez was the one who attacked him first because they thought that he’s abusing his personal assistant, but he explained that they are not serious and not really hurting his P.A.
He also said that how his personal assistants would stay long to him if he’s really a violent person.
Sinon also said that he only defended himself to the group of Drew Fernandez.
“Kung ano ang nakita mo last night, misunderstanding lang yon. Hindi ako nambubugbog, sinasaktan o minamaltrato ang mga assistant ko,” Sinon said in his Facebook post.
He also apologized to the people who thought that he’s a violent person towards his personal assistants.
“Maharot lang po talaga ako mga dabarkads, akala niyo binubogbog ko kayo, akala niyo sinasaktan ko kayo, sorry pero lambing ko po yun,” he said.
“As long na wala akong tinatapakang tao, pinapatay o kahit na ano pa, tuloy ang laban ko sa buhay, no one can bring me down, especially words can’t bring me down,” he added.