Actor James Reid, through his lawyers at Kapunan & Castillo Law Offices, has officially released a statement regarding his decision to separate from the VIVA Group.
The press statement read, “To put an end to all the recent speculation, Mr. James Reid would like to make it clear that, after careful deliberation, he has decided not to renew his contracts with the Viva Group. James greatly appreciates the enormous contribution that has been made by his friends at Viva, especially “Boss Vic” del Rosario and the management group, and expresses his sincere gratitude to everyone at Viva who has contributed to the success of his career in the Philippines’ entertainment industry over the past 7 years.”
Aside from thanking Viva, James also expressed his gratitude to his “friends and colleagues at ABS-CBN, especially Ms. Cory Vidanes, for their part in jointly contributing to successful career to date, and assures his fans and supporters that he will continue to dedicate his media activities exclusively to the Network.”
Further, the statement revealed that James, who has started his own record label Careless Manila in 2017, “has also established his own family management company, Reid Entertainment, Inc., and is now looking forward to the challenge of forging his own path in the entertainment industry.”
Currently, James is now recuperating from the injuries he sustained during his training for the Pedro Penduko movie, which he was originally supposed to star in, the statement said. Hence, “He should also be in the position to renew his screen activities in the not-too-distant future.”
Lastly, the Careless Manila CEO acknowledged his supporters for continuously believing in him.
Read his full statement below: