Following the comment of Daniel Matsunaga’s sister Vanessa on Erich Gonzales’ Instagram account, Erich broke her silence regarding the issue through a text message sent to ABS-CBN News’ Marie Lozano on Monday, February 13.
Although Erich has since deactivated the comment section of her IG, some websites managed to save Vanessa’s message.
It said, "Hi Erika, how are you? I'm really sorry to send you this message. Daniel asked our family, friends, and fans to keep quiet and not fight back or even reply to any comments, but the truth is I can't keep quiet when people are invading my privacy, asking us if we owe you money and saying that you are spending on us! I can't believe this is even happening. How can people even speculate about this, right?”
Vanessa then referred to one of Erich’s interviews; seemingly the one during her Kapamilya contract signing where she admitted the break up. When asked if it was a money issue that caused the rift, Erich said that she does not want to go into details.
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Vanessa wrote, “I know you answered the interview the best of your ability, I understand it's hard to answer too many questions, but I honestly wish you had addressed the money issue. You guys don't owe an explanation to anyone and I know both of you are hurting and want privacy right now. Please look back at the good times. Remember, you were with us for two years, you were included in every family plan, trips, weddings. (We) took care of you and your family and took in consideration your preferences and watched over you. I'm not here to measure what we did for each other because this is love, and it comes with it naturally.”
“All I'm saying is I'm very sad to see people defaming not only you and my brother, but also my mom and family. You know my mom, and she definitely doesn't deserve this. As a matter of fact, we are still defending you from all the hate as much as we can. We all love you to the best of our abilities and with all our hearts.”
“It's your choice to unfollow us, delete your photos—some people move on that way. 'Out of sight out of mind.' Others would like to treasure the memories, whatever works best, right? Whatever it is we respect that and chose to give you your privacy.”
Vanessa ended her lengthy post by asking Erich to address the money issue that is taking a toll on her and her mother Geralda’s privacies. “Please forgive me if you are receiving this message here, I would've sent this to your inbox but now my messages get to you as a spam...anyways, I'm asking you to please address this issue, people are calling us users, but you know best, and you know the truth. I'm counting on your integrity, dignity, and your love for our Lord Jesus. Love you! Isabella misses you! We will always be here for you,” she said.
According to a report by ABS-CBN News, Erich, in her text message to Marie Lozano, explained why she turned off her Instagram’s comment section.
“Gusto ko na po sana manahimik na lang at mag-move on na pero sila 'yung comment ng comment sa social media. Social media is not the proper venue. I turned off the comment section of my Instagram account kasi pagpipiyestahan lang ng mga tao, lalong hahaba at hindi matatapos.”
She also gave a message to Vanessa. “Hindi ako mayaman, Vanessa. Tama ka; mahirap lang ako, hindi ako kasing yaman ng napangasawa mo. Pero sa mundong ito, ang realidad, hindi lang mayayaman ang nate-take advantage. Mas maraming mahirap ang napapagsamantalahan.”
Erich then said, “They want me to speak up, I will. I will tell all.”