Comedian Atak Araña breaks his silence on hotel employee’s criminal case against him

Comedian Atak Araña breaks his silence on hotel employee’s criminal case against him

- Ronnie “Atak” Araña spoke about the criminal case filed against him by an Okada Manila Hotel employee

- He said that he was just set up by the employee

- The comedian attended the arraignment of his case at the Branch 78 of the Parañaque Metropolitan Trial Court

Ronnie “Atak” Araña has opened up about his side of the story about Mark Christian Macavinta, the hotel employee who filed a complaint against him for alleged acts of lasciviousness.

KAMI learned about Atak’s comments about the issue from PEP.ph.

Comedian Atak Araña breaks his silence on hotel employee’s criminal case against him

Comedian Atak Araña (Photo from PEP.ph)

After the arraignment of his case at the Branch 78 of the Parañaque Metropolitan Trial Court, Atak said that he was just set up by the Okada Manila Hotel employee.

“Hindi ko po ginawa sa kanya yun dahil alam kong mali yun. Malinis ang konsensiya ko, e. Hindi naman tulog ang Diyos at alam ko na the truth shall prevail.

“Pagpasok ko pa lang sa hotel lobby, may gustong tatlong mag-assist sa akin, nakilala nila ako. And then, dumating itong pang-apat, ito na yung nagreklamo.

“Tapos, siya yung nag-o-offer. Sabi sa akin, ‘Ay, si Idol! Ako na ang bahala kay Idol kasi kababayan ko ‘to.’ So grinab ko na siya na lang mag-assist sa akin."

“So, what I did, sabi ko, ‘Paano yung gamit ko?’ Ilalagay daw nila sa lagayan. Inantay ko pa nga sa Mark na ‘yan yung claiming stub.

“And, at the same time, kinuha ko yung number niya bago siya umalis para may communication kami na kung okay na yung room ko, i-inform niya ba ako.

“Actually, ang dapat mag-inform sa akin kung may room na ba ako ay yung front desk, e. So, ibinigay yung number nga. So, ni-miss call ko siya agad para i-inform niya ako. Sabi niya, ‘Copy, Sir…’"

Comedian Atak Araña breaks his silence on hotel employee’s criminal case against him

Mark Christian Macavinta (Photo from PEP.ph)

“So, yun, pagdating niya, nagmamadali siya. Siya pa nga kumuha ng camera na nagpa-picture sa akin.

“After niya piniktyuran niya ako, nakita ko yung body bag ko, nakatiwalwal yung isang strap. So, feeling ko, there's something in there na nangyari sa loob… So, nung sinamahan niya ako sa hallway hanggang sa elevator paakyat, yun na yun…

“At the same time, gusto ko nang magpahinga dapat. Nung sinabi ko na, 'mamaya na yung tip pagbaba ko,' dun na yung tumaas ang boses at umalis na siya…"

“Pagbaba ko, hinanap ko siya. Wala siya kaya naglaro ako.

“So, paglaro ko, siguro mga 20 minutes ako nakaupo, nandun na, may pulis na, may guard na, may security guard na ang lalaki, mga marshals nila, dumating na.

“Sabi ko, ‘Sir, hindi puwede ito.’ Kasi hindi ko talaga alam ang batas na procedure, e, na pag walang warrant, hindi ka dapat puwedeng sumama.

“Ako naman, napahiya na ako, kasi ang daming taong nakatingin… parang na-harass talaga ako.

“So, dun na lang daw sa office nila. So, dun sa office nila, wala naman si Mark dun. Sabi ko, ‘Saan na si Mark?’ Sabi nila, ‘Tumakbo sa pulis humahagulgol dahil sa ginawa mo.’”

“Ayun na. Sabi ko, ‘Ang ginawa niyo sa aking ito, mali ito, ha?’ Tapos kinukuha nila ang card ko sa akin.

"Sabi ko, ‘Bakit niyo kinukuha ang card ko? Private property ko yun.’

Comedian Atak Araña breaks his silence on hotel employee’s criminal case against him

Comedian Atak Araña and his lawyer (Photo from PEP.ph)

“'Binigay yun ng Okada kasi meron akong reklamo sa inyo na dapat ipa-media ko dahil sa mga pangyayari sa mga machines niyo.

“'Kaya siguro binibigyan niyo ako ng ganitong treatment dito para hindi ako mag-complain.

“Pero ngayon, na-set up niyo na ako.’ Tapos, ginawa ko yun.”

Atak is a comedian known for appearing in movies such as “Wang Fam,” “Maria Leonora Teresa” and “Praybeyt Benjamin.”

He also starred in TV programs such as “Dear Uge,” “Meant to Be,” “Tadhana” and “Wansapanataym.”

The comedian was released from jail on a P12-K bail.

KAMI is hoping that justice would be served in this controversy.

Source: Kami.com.ph

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