“Well, we finished shooting. I was shooting the movie the day before. We finished shooting the movie around 3 a.m. and then I went home. Then I slept and 3:30 (p.m. Friday), I was at home. And then at 3:30 (p.m.) I left to go to Essensuals Toni & Guy in Galleria, Robinsons Galleria. From 4 p.m. on until around maybe 6-6:30 (p.m.), I was there at Toni & Guy. Right after that, I went to Alabang, Gold's Gym. I had a shooting for the movie again,” Sam narrated.The Filipino-American actor was fuming with the insinuations.
"This I think is below the belt, yes. I am upset, yeah, because if it's her opinion. If she has an opinion about me, that's fine, you know. She doesn't know me but if she's gonna write, if she's gonna completely fabricate a story and make something up, then that's where the line should be drawn. And that's wrong,” Sam said.
“When I first heard about it parang wala lang. It's just another issue, it's part of the business. But when I heard that she pinpointed na she saw Piolo and I at Sofitel, she says she saw us being sweet too. She says she saw us, and that when I got mad. It's completely made up. I don't know where it came from,” he added.
But Lolit claimed she did not have any motive in writing the article, titled "Piolo at Sam, naglalampungan."
“Wala akong dinagdag dun sa pakita ko. Wala akong sinasabing nakita ko silang naglalampungan. Yun lang ang linagay na headline nung editor ko pero wala yun sa loob ng article.”
“Nagkaroon ng roll call ngayon eh, loyalty check. Lahat na...nagsasalita...lahat na...kinukuha nilang witness. Ako wala akong kinukuhang witness, ang sarili ko lang. I mean, nakataya ang kredibilidad ko. Kung sino ang gustong paniwalaan ng tao, yun ang paniwalaan nila. Kung maniniwala sila sa akin, salamat. Kung hindi, okay. Dahil wala naman akong motibo dito sa pagsasabi nito eh.”
But in his "The Buzz" interview, Sam responded:
“I would like to throw that back to her. I mean, what are you getting out of this, honestly? Because you know it's made up. It's completely fabricated. I don't know what you are getting out of this. I'm sorry. I don't want to judge you. I don't know you. But I don't know what you're getting out of this,” Sam stressed.
“I'm demanding for a retraction, a public apology. I am (suing). If she doesn't retract or (make a) public apology, I will sue,” he added.
But Lolit may have partially answered Sam's demand in her earlier "Showbiz Central" interview via phone patch.
“Okay. Hindi ko sila kilala. Hindi nila ako kilala. Kaya ano ang magiging motibo ko para sabihin ang mga bagay na ito? At wala akong mapapala, di naman ako magkaka-pera dito. Kaya nga anytime they want to talk to me, okay. Kung sabihin nilang wala sila doon. Hindi sila yung nakita ko, okay maniniwala ako. Gusto pa nila, i-deny ko na eh."