Jessy Mendiola defends herself, JM De Guzman from detractors online

MANILA, Philippines – Actress Jessy Mendiola answered critics who continue to post comments against her and boyfriend actor JM de Guzman.

On Instagram, Jessy posted a quote with the caption “Just get back up when it knocks you down,” on Wednesday, September 23. It has since been deleted but Pep was able to screengrab it.

It was in the same post that Jessy answered some of her critics, saying she had enough.

According to Pep, Jessy wrote: "Tigilan 'nyo akong lahat. Hindi niyo alam pinagdadaanan ni JM ngayon at mas lalong hindi niyo alam nangyayari sa aming lahat. (Please leave me alone. You don't know what JM is going through now and all of you don't know what we're going through.)

"Sana maisip niyo kung totoong mahal niyo ang isang tao bilang isang fan man o kaibigan, tumulong na lang kayong maging maayos lahat imbes na naninira kayo at namba-bash kayo ng kapwa-tao." (I hope that you understand that if you love the person as a friend or a fan, just help to make things right rather than criticizing others.)

Jessy also wrote that she could have spoken about the issue but refused. She then told them to wait for her so she can reveal what really happened.

According to a report from ABS-CBN, Jessy denied that she and JM have broken up. She declined to be interviewed on camera. 

Last September 10, reports surfaced that Jessy was disrepected by actor Enrique Gil, who was drunk during a flight to London for an ASAP 20 show. The said incident prompted TV host Luis Manzano to confront Enrique, who apologized for his behavior in a TV Patrol interview, appearing with screen partner Liza Soberano.

Actors Jake Cuenca and Paulo Avelino, who were said to have given Enrique alcohol on the flight, denied they had anything to do with the incident. Both have said they were resting at that time. Luis' manager June Rufino confirmed a confrontation did happen, but was resolved. 

Jessy's mom Didith Garvida also defended her daughter, saying that Jessy was hurt by the issue against her but will be behind her no matter what.

On Instagram, JM meanwhile issued a challenge to Enrique via a mixed martial arts fight, but the post has since been deleted on Instagram. – Rappler.com