Julia Barretto. File Photo.
MANILA – Julia Barretto finally broke her silence after her father, comedian Dennis Padilla, claimed in an interview that she ignored him during a party held last December.
The event, a gathering of stars and staff of Dreamscape-produced series, took place last December 14. Padilla was a cast member of "Ikaw Lamang," while his daughter played the title characters in "Mirabella."
According to Padilla, Barretto was aware of his presence but neither approached nor greeted him during the party. In an interview with PEP, the comedian said he was deeply hurt that his daughter "snubbed" him.
In her Twitter account on Saturday, Barretto thanked all her fans for still having her back despite what has been said about her.
“THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart for listening and understanding. Thank you for not being so quick to judge and for waiting for the whole truth before speaking too soon,” she wrote, unedited.
Barretto added it is from her supporters where she draws strength in times like this.
“THANK YOU for defending and protecting me. Times like this, I draw so much strength from you all and I don’t know how else to show you guys how thankful I am. I hope this message is enough. I love you all. You guys have no idea,” she said.
Barretto said, “I admire my fans’ maturity and how you handle situations like this with so much grace.”