Billy Crawford and Coleen Garcia News: Couple to Take Break From ‘It’s Showtime’ as Crawford Charged

By Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.
September 9, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

Billy Crawford and Coleen Garcia are taking a break as co-hosts of the ABS-CBN program “It’s Showtime” after Crawford was charged in an incident from the early morning hours of Sunday.

Crawford went to the police station after drinking because he was stressed out.

Crawford issued an apology for what happened, saying that “it was my fault.”

“To be honest with you, I don’t see anything wrong with what I did. It was my fault for actually being aggressive,” he said, reported ABS-CBN.

“It didn’t happen in a bar, it didn’t happen anywhere else. It happened in a precinct. The reason why is because I knew for a fact I needed to be in a controlled environment. So as I said, I really apologize to the officers if I said anything derogatory or anything else,” he added.

“You know when we are under the influence of alcohol, you just don’t really fake it. I don’t come from a background na to hide or to fake anything. It’s an aggression. I’m just really exhausted. I’m stressed out by certain situations. We try to be the best we are. We are not perfect. I’m getting the aggression,” he said.

“And usually for me, when I’m angry, I’m not plastic. If there’s someone that speaks derogatorily to me or anything, reresbak ako. It’s my protection. That’s one of the reasons why I went to the prison and said, ‘Just please arrest me.’ Kasi I do not want to be drunk roaming around or making a fool out of myself which I am right now. That was it.”

Crawford said he was “really immature” and said he learned that he needs to drink less and “act like a grown-up.”

Coleen, who was with him for part of that night, told her followers via Twitter: “Pls don’t believe everything you read. It goes to show that not all sources are 100% reliable. Know the truth before jumping to conclusions.”

She added: ‘As for the “unidentified woman’ he was with? He was with 3 of my best friends. And yes, 2 of them are women. No need to put malice in that.”

It’s unclear how long the break from “It’s Showtime” will be, or when the next court date is for Crawford. 

He was charged with malicious mischief and disobedience to a person in authority.

Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.