Manila, Philippines - On March 20, the former model and now a member of the Philippine Volcanoes rugby team, Andrew Wolf finally broke his silence and issued his final statement on the offloading incident involving actress Melissa Mendez.
In a letter he sent to Startalk, Wolf said it is not true that he and his friends disrespected Mendez contrary to her claims.
Meawhile , in an exclusive interview with ABS CBN News, Mendez denied that she had alcohol just before the flight but admitted that she did hit Wolff's friend, whom she identified as Rey Pamaran, supposedly because of his disrespectful behavior.
In a separate report from Rappler, Mendez also issued an apology for her children, Andrew Wolf and to Rey Pamara, the person whom she allegedly hit.
Unang-una, gusto kong mag-sorry sa mga anak ko. If I failed you, I’m so sorry. Napahiya ko kayo, sorry talaga, mga anak, kasi di ko naman sinasadya. Lumaban lang ako bilang babae kasi sobra lang ako napahiya. Sobrang humiliation, sobrang embarrassment. Na-degrade po ako.
Dun naman po kay Andrew Wolff na blinock niya po ako (For Andrew Wolff who blocked me online) after posting that video. I don’t know what your intentions are, but I have forgiven you.
Due to the fact that the airplane had to return back to Manila due to Mendez’s acts, she apologized to the passengers, whom she thought was caused great distress:
At gusto ko pong humingi ng sorry sa lahat ng mga pasahero po na na-abala. Kung may mga meetings po kayo na kailangan n’yong puntahan pero dahil po sa pangyayari, na-abala ko po kayo, I’m sorry.
Lastly, she had a message for Rey Pamaran:
Kung kay Rey Pamaran naman, after sa lahat ng sinabi mo sa akin, sana marealize mo na meron kang nanay, meron kang kapatid na babae, na sana nirerespeto mo.
Mendez, 50, started her acting career in the '70s and most recently appeared in ABS-CBN's Christmas-themed anthology "Give Love on Christmas" and the romance-thriller film "Halik sa Hangin."