MANILA, Philippines – The camp of Matt Evans denied that Kapamilya actor inflicted any injury against his girlfriend Johnelline Hickins and her brother Juan Alberto Carlotta.
|Actor Matt Evans
In a statement, Evans’ legal counsel Gerly Rico said there was indeed an altercation among the three but denied that the actor injured Hickins and Carlotta.
Rico added it was actually Evans who got hurt and was even threatened with a knife.
“Matt denies having inflicted any injury against his girlfriend or her brother. In fact, it was Matt who was hit on the leg and who was threatened with a knife,” Rico said.
Rico said they “are awaiting the legal processes to proceed so that Matt’s name will be cleared from all these accusations which are nothing but lies.”
According to SPO1 Lardy Ignacio of the Pasig City Police, Evans' partner filed a complaint against the actor Saturday night.
Initial reports said Hickins and her brother were planning a surprise birthday party for Evans when the actor and Hickins had a heated argument.
Hickins fell off the stairs while she and Evans were arguing, prompting the girl's brother to intervene.
Carlotta said he tried to stop the actor from further hurting his sister, who just gave birth last month, but he was kicked in the face instead.
Evans, who is currently detained in jail, is set to face violence against women and physical injuries charges. – from reports by Dexter Ganibe and Dennis Datu, dzMM