Super Tekla on Wednesday answered the accusations hurled against him by his live-in partner Michelle Lhor Bana-ag.
On Tuesday, Michelle had a tell-all compliant in the YouTube program, "Raffy Tulfo in Action" where she accused the comedian of abuse.
According to Michelle, Tekla would force her to have sexual intercourse even on days when she feels sick.
And when she refused, the comedian would hurl expletives at her, withhold allowance for their child, and sometimes would even up and go without leaving them money for food.
Michelle also said that Tekla would perform lewd acts even in front of her relatives, including children, who lived with them. She added that Tekla even forced her to use contraceptive injection, “kasi hindi po niya mapigilan yung sarili niya. Gusto siya mo akong galawin. Para po safety, pina-injectionan niya po ako.”
In answering the allegations, Tekla turned emotional saying it was a sensitive issue that should have been discussed within the family alone.
“Binabato mo ako ng isyu na pinipilit kita sa ganyang bagay — usapin natin Michelle ’yan, usapin ng pamilya ’yan. Isang napakasensitibong usapin ’yan Michelle,” said Tekla.
“Sana man lang nag-isip ka. Pinag-isipan mo kung ano ang maapektuhan.”
Tekla denied the wrongdoings cited by Michelle, saying he couldn’t do those things because he had female relatives.
“Hindi totoo ’yan, ako nasa tamang katinuan pa naman ako, hindi ko magagawa ’yan Michelle. Utang na loob may anak akong babae Michelle, si Aira, may mga kapatid akong babae ... Mahirap lang kami Michelle, sa bukid. Alam mo ang background ng family ko,” he said.
Tekla then pointed out he was the one trying to adjust in their relationship.
“Parte ng pagsasama natin ’yan Michelle, na ipinagkakait mo sa akin. Ginagawa mo akong tanga at timawa d’yan, ’yun ang totoo, pero naga-adjust ako kasi nanay ka ng anak ko eh.”
Tekla also said he was not remiss in his financial duties to the family.
“Hindi ko kayo pinapagutuman, alam mo ’yan. Alam n’yo ’yan Shabi, alam n’yo ’yan Enrico, lahat naglaan pa ako ng GCash para sa inyong lahat para anytime hindi na lalabas dahil pandemic,” said Tekla.
The comedian also said he's never neglected his child, who was born with anorectal malformation and even oversaw Baby Angelo's successful operation.
"Siya ang hindi pumupunta sa ospital," Tekla said referring to Michelle. "Ako, kani-kanino ako humapit ng tulong para maligtas yang batang diyan dahil hindi mo inalagaan iyan sa sinapupunan mo. Alam mo ang kuwento niyan, Michelle."
The comedian denied using illegal drugs, saying he was willing to take a drug test to prove it.
During his interview, Tekla said he was shocked at Michelle's tell-all. "Di pa nag-si-sink in 'yun sa utak ko na gagawin 'yun sa akin. Unang-una, wala akong kaalam-alam, plinano nilang lahat... kung titignan mo yung video, wala akong kaalam-alam," Tekla said.
Addressing Michelle, he said, "Michelle, karapatan mo yun, karapatan mo yun, nung una pa lang. Binlock n'yo na ako sa Facebook, wala akong idea nagkalabuan tayo. Gusto mong makipaghiwalay sa akin. Hindi ko pinagsisiksikan yung sarili ko sa inyo Michelle. Alam mo yan sa sarili mo. Alam mo yan, Michelle. Six years. Magsi-six years, anim ko kayong inaruga. Six years, wasted lahat." – Jannielyn Ann Bigtas/RC/LA, GMA News