Donita Nose and Boobay showed their support for their friend Tekla by defending him from the accusations of his live-in partner, Michelle Lhor Bana-ag, who said that she was being forced to have sex with him.
Super Tekla, Romeo Librada in real life, is a comedian-host who is best known for being one of the co-hosts of the variety show ‘Wowowin‘ before venturing into his own show with Boobay.
The relationship between Tekla and Michelle became controversial after the latter approached Raffy Tulfo through his program ‘Wanted sa Radyo‘ and claimed that her live-in partner Tekla had been sexually harassing her when she rejected having sex with him.
Michelle is living with Tekla along with her sister, brother-in-law, and nephews whom Tekla also supports financially. She mentioned that the comedian often denies Michelle and her family food whenever she would refuse to have sex with Tekla. She even mentioned that Tekla would masturbate in front of their child.
On Wednesday, October 21, Donita defended his friend on ‘Wanted sa Radyo.’
Donita told Raffy that Tekla doesn’t require Michelle to have sex with him before giving them food. He said that his friend wouldn’t do that and even pointed out that the two are in a relationship for about four years now. He said that they wouldn’t last that long if Tekla was maltreating his live-in partner.
“Ang sa akin lang po, Sir, hindi totoo yung nakikipagtalik bago siya magpakain.”
“Sir, apat na taon silang magkasama. Kasama niya yung kapatid ni Michelle yata, yung asawa, tsaka yung mga pamangkin.
“So, parang sabi ko, sa apat na taon ganun ang gagawin?” Donita explained.
He added saying that if what Michelle claimed was true, she should have left Tekla just months after she was harassed.
“Kung ako babae, isang buwan pa lang, ganyan gagawin mo sa akin, hindi mo ako papakainin dahil di ako pumayag, siyempre, Sir, hindi ako papayag ng ganun, di ba?”
“Makikipaghiwalay ako kung ganun,” he added.
As for Michelle’s allegation that Tekla would masturbate in front of their child, Donita said, “Tinanong ko po iyan sa kanya. Ang sabi niya, ‘hindi totoo,'” said Donita.
He said that with all the allegations towards his friend, he can’t help but feel hurt. He said that even though Tekla has done some mistakes in the past, his friend is slowly changing for the better.
“Nahi-hurt na lang din ako. Alam ko naman na meron siyang mga ginagawa dati, may mga bisyo, tapos ganito, tapos yung ugali niya dati.”
“‘Tapos medyo nagbago na po siya kahit papaano, nararamdaman ko naman yun.”
“Lalo na yung bisyo niya, pinagbago niya talaga.”
Donita explained that netizens shouldn’t be so harsh in judging Tekla because he said that despite his many mistakes, Tekla has done good things as well.
“Parang sabi ko nga sa mga ano, medyo mabigat kasi ang mga sinasabi ng tao sa kanya, so parang alam ko po na meron siyang mali.”
“Pero meron din naman kasing tamang ginawa si Tekla,” he said.
On the other hand, Boobay also sided with Tekla hoping that his friend would get past this challenge in his life soon.
“Basta sa laban na ito, kay Tekla po ako… alam ko kung gaano niya pinaglaban si Michelle…” he said.
“Dalangin ko na malampasan niya ito, at alam kong malalampasan niya,” he added.
Boobay and Tekla are the hosts of GMA’s variety program called ‘The Boobay And Tekla Show (TBATS)’
Meanwhile, Tekla has already spoken about the allegations of his live-in partner to him saying that what Michelle said bears no truth.
Tekla tearfully explained that Michelle should have thought about her actions and the consequences of it. He said that the issue was a family matter that should be discussed privately.
“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,” he added.
He strongly denied the accusations.
“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 said that he is the one who is adjusting to their relationship saying, “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.”
He also denied the allegation that he is starving Michelle and her 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,” he said.
Tekla also said all the years that he financially supported her family will all be for nothing.
“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,” he said.