Wednesday, January 04, 2006
Plinky's Ex Speaks Up
I called Plinky Recto's ex-live in partner today to get his reaction after the TV host claimed her ex "abducted" their 1 year and 3 month old son.
The man said it was legal for him to have custody of their son since he had a TPO or Temporary Protection Order. He also called Plinky "mentally sick" and said their child needed protection from his mother.
At first, he told me he didn't want to be interviewed, and that if I come out with our conversation on TV, he would send me to jail for a year -- or at least that's what I heard since the cellphone line was choppy.
I told him he had my word if he wanted to talk off-the-record -- I just wanted to hear his side of the story. But during the course of the conversation, he agreed to be quoted on some statements.
He said he believes Plinky wants the media's attention because "she's an actress, a has been and wants to revive her career" and that "she wants to run for Mayor of Lipa City."
He also wanted to clarify that Plinky's permanent neck injury wasn't caused by him. He said that according to the doctor, it's a chronic injury, meaning it's been there all these years -- "even before we met," Plinky's ex said.
In spite of everything, Plinky's Harvard-educated ex said he is still open to reconciliation and friendship. He said he is willing to give Plinky a monthly allowance and will share custody of their son "if Plinky gets psychiatric help."
He also said, "I don't want to fight her. I just hope she stops this thing, it's not doing me, her, our son any good."
But Plinky is not backing down. "Shino-showbiz lang kayo nyan. Iba ang salita niya sa publiko sa ginagawa siya. Hindi siya mapagkakatiwalaan. Wala siyang palabra de honor!"
With that, the battle continues...