Paolo Bediones Says he was Blackmailed; Helen Grace Garbo Gonzalez Responds

Paolo Bediones, the TV5 anchor, claimed that he received a letter that threatened him over a leaked video that he was allegedly in.

According to Rappler, he has sought the help of the Philippine National Police (PNP) Anti – Cybercrime Division after getting the letter.

“At the PNP-Anti Cybercrime Division. Investigation has begun. Please help me put a stop to this. Thank you,” he wrote on Instagram.

Bediones allegedly appeared in a sex video with a woman. Two women have been linked to the video, but each have denied it.

Helen Grace Garbo Gonzalez, one of the alleged women, said it’s not true. “Once and for all I will break my silence. I am not the woman in the video with paolo bediones. I have been staying in middle east for a year now. So please validate your stories first before posting anything. I am just a victim of a mistaken identity so please stop dragging my name,” she wrote on Facebook.

Bediones has not officially made a statement on the incident.

He addressed the scandal indirectly this week.

“I am truly blessed to have a family like mine. Solid friends around me and supporters who are there no matter what. Overwhelming love,” he said, posting a picture of his outfit as he prepared to put it on and then go on the newscast.

“Life goes on. On air in a bit.”

He has been doing work on TV5 despite the allegations against him.

TV5, in a statement, said he won’t be fired.

“We accord our employees and talents all respect that are due them for their privacy and personal action or decision. We disapprove strongly the malicious and wanton publication of the video, an act that clearly violates pertinent cybercrime laws,” the broadcaster said.

“We firmly express our support for our anchor Paolo Bediones in the face of a controversy that represents nothing more than an attempt to smear his reputation.”