Paolo Bediones has responded to the scandal that erupted after a video that allegedly shows him having sex with an unidentified woman hit the Internet over the weekend..
Bediones resumed his job reading the news on TV5 on Monday night following the scandal.
He also addressed the scandal for the first time, although indirectly.
“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.”
Bediones was a trending topic on Twitter as the video, which appears to be at least several years old, circulated quickly online.
TV5 issued a statement saying that Bediones would not 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,” it 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.”