“I wasn’t raised to celebrate the misfortune of others.”
These were Nikki Gil’s words when asked to react to the drunken altercation involving her past boyfriend of five years, TV host Billy Crawford, who posted bail last Monday after being detained overnight.
“I was asked about it, which I don’t understand because I’m not involved in any way,” Gil said, referring to Crawford’s arrest last Sunday. “But I wasn’t raised to celebrate the misfortune of others. I guess that’s all I have to say about the issue.”
Crawford, 32, admitted he was drunk and had been feeling stressed, which supposedly led to his being aggressive at Taguig Police Station 7 early Sunday. He broke a glass door in the altercation with police officers. He explained that he went to the precinct because he “needed to be in a controlled environment,” where he could not inflict any harm.
The “Bright Lights” hitmaker was charged with malicious mischief and disobedience to person in authority over the incident.
Crawford has yet to return to the ABS-CBN noontime program “It’s Showtime,” which he co-hosts, following the incident. According to his girlfriend and fellow “It’s Showtime” mainstay, Coleen Garcia, Crawford has nonetheless resumed filming for the comedy movie “Moron 5.2”
During her interview, Gil was also asked for her reaction to comments that Crawford was never involved in any controversy during their five-year relationship.
“I don’t want to comment on that,” Gil said. “I also want to respect the people that we are currently… You know, there are other parties involved din, eh. Respetuhin nalang natin ‘yon. I really don’t want to comment on that.”
Four months after her controversial split with Crawford, Gil admitted in November 2013 that she has starting dating again. She is now reportedly seeing businessman BJ Albert, while Crawford has become more open about his relationship with Garcia.
Referring to her current relationship, Gil said: “[It’s] wonderful, fabulous. It’s a very healthy friendship and I’m enjoying, because it’s a source of inspiration.” (MNS)