Singer Jim Paredes has admitted that a leaked sex video, which allegedly involved him and circulated on social media, was real.
"I do not know how it became public. I can only surmise that in this ugly season of toxic politics, muckrakers determined to neutralize my influence by violating my privacy and digging up dirt on me are at work," Paredes said.
He said he had decided to break his silence because he has chosen to be truthful as he believes that it will set him free.
In a blog post dated April 1, Paredes said the video was supposed to be private and not meant for public consumption.
"After mulling and praying over it, I decided to come clean. There are already too many lies and liars in this world. I do not wish to be a part of that cabal," Paredes said, adding that he had never tried to project himself as perfect.
Paredes also apologized for what happened, admitting that he is a flawed person.
He said sorry to those individuals who have held him in "high esteem."
"Of all the sins in this world, I believe sex is the most human of all. I am not saying this to excuse what, I regret, was broadcast on social media," he said.
"I made a mistake, I was irresponsible. And I am truly sorry," Paredes said. "Most especially, I stand in bottomless sorrow and contrition before my family who are reeling from the hurt and aggravation, and the embarrassment and shame, that should only be mine. I pray that they be spared any more wicked trolling by those who would revel in their pain."
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