Repost: Kiefer Ravena Says Sorry to Family, Girlfriend Alyssa Valdez, Fans for Controversy
10 months ago
“I MADE a mistake. Im really sorry for what happened. It’s something I really regret doing. It messed up a lot of people’s lives, not just mine. Kasi mas nahihiya ako dun sa iba.”
With those words, Kiefer Ravena said sorry for the lewd photos controversy that has hounded him the past few weeks as he attempts to move on, hopefully a better man and a tougher player.
“Ang tagal ko na rin gusto magsabi, ayoko lang mag-interfere kasi may basketball pa with Alab (Pilipinas),” said the former UAAP MVP as he spoke to a few reporters at a Quezon City restaurant.
Lewd photos supposedly of Ravena spread on social media weeks ago before a 22-year-old man was arrested in an entrapment operation by police and charged with robbery and extortion.
The 23-year-old basketball star said he regrets making the mistake of ‘entertaining’ a stranger in an online chat and ‘entertaining the person in a flirtatious conversation.’
“Pero gusto ko mag-apologize very sorry sa pag-entertain ko na nauwi sa ganitong pangyayari. I want to apologize sa parents ko na di nagkulang sa pangaral sa akin,” he said.
Ravena also apologized to girlfriend Alyssa Valdez, who he said was unfairly dragged into the issue, as well as to her fans.
He aired the hope that the volleyball star could forgive him.
“Of course, sorry kay Alyssa. I have no excuse for what happened. Sa sobrang bait mong tao, di ka dapat nalagay sa ganitong situation,” the former Ateneo standout said.
“Sa fans nya rin, alam ko marami nagalit, pasensya na. Sana mapatawad nyo ako,” he added.
With the apology, Ravena, who is set to play for Alab in Game Two of the ABL semifinals against the Singapore Slingers on Friday in Baliwag, Bulacan, hopes to pick up the pieces while learning from the experience.