Sam Milby broke his silence on malicious rumors circulating online against him and girlfriend Catriona Gray which started to spread after Clint Bondad made a series of cryptic posts on his Instagram stories.
The Kapamilya actor released his statement on Instagram. He wrote:
“I cannot simply stand by and allow other people to take control of a narrative that is not theirs to tell.
Cat and I have chosen to keep our relationship mostly private. It was only until recently that we made an exception, to lend our voices to charitable causes. But that does not mean that there is truth to any of these false stories and fake news that people are creating to fill in the blanks. In fact, these wrongful accusations and defamatory lies are dangerous.
One’s silence doesn’t imply guilt. It has been our initial choice not to dignify nor respond to all these baseless claims.
Cat is one of the kindest souls I’ve ever known. She is always putting other people first; thinking of how to use her voice and talent to help other people in need. Her grace, dignity, and strength even in the midst of all these false accusations make me admire and love her even more.
I will always be here for her and will do everything in my power to protect her.”
His fellow celebrities and some netizens expressed their support to Sam’s post. Here are some notable messages:
@benxalves: “Well said bro! ”
@paolovalenciano: “Welcome to 2020. Cancelledt if you speak, cancelledt if you stay silent.”
@cutecatsstanpage: “there’s a big difference between those who speak up because their human rights are affected and those who speak ill of others out of pettiness.”
@keikosoundslike: “People who aren’t in the equation or don’t know anything will always have something to say and have stories to make up… praying for you guys! God vindicates!!! 💚”
@gujilorenzana: “Praying for you both. ❤️”
@edward_barber: “We’re with you brother 🙏🏼”
@zion_christian19: “Don’t worry Sam, mahilig lang talaga sa tsismis ang mga noypi.”
@itismeshiela: “😍 💖 God bless you both. i always admire how you and Cat are handling the situation, so much grace and strength. shalom 🙏”
@stelxseduisant: “Silence will trigger a loud mind. I belive in whatever you said sam! Fight!”