MANILA – Sam Milby is speaking up to defend himself and his girlfriend Catriona Gray against false stories and fake news some people are supposedly creating.
Through his Instagram and Twitter pages on Sunday, Milby said he cannot simply stand by and allow other people to take control of a narrative that is not theirs to tell.
“Cat and I have chosen to keep our relationship mostly private. It was only until recently that we made an exception, to lend our voices to charitable causes. But that does not mean that there is truth to any of these false stories and fake news that people are creating to fill in the blanks,” he said.
Milby said these “wrongful accusations and defamatory lies” are actually dangerous.
“One's silence doesn't imply guilt. It has been our initial choice not to dignify nor respond to all these baseless claims,” he said.
Milby then threw his support for the former Miss Universe, saying Gray is one of the kindest souls he’s ever known.
“She is always putting other people first; thinking of how to use her voice and talent to help other people in need. Her grace, dignity, and strength even in the midst of all these false accusations makes me admire & love her even more,” he said.
Milby said he will always be there for Gray and he will do everything in his power to protect her.
The couple recently made headlines after Gray’s former boyfriend Clint Bondad sent Milby a direct message on Instagram on Sunday asking if he wants to be his “client.”
Milby and Gray, however, opted to post about their relief efforts amid the coronavirus crisis on Monday, appearing to ignore the controversial message from Bondad.
On Wednesday night, Bondad became a top trending topic on Twitter Philippines after he posted several cryptic messages on his Instagram Stories.
While Bondad’s posts seemed random, some of them contained the word “Sam” although it is unclear what he’s actually pertaining to.