Sam Abueva, the wife of Calvin Abueva, took to social media on Saturday to come forward with strong accusations against the embattled PBA star saying he had physically abused her and their kids over the course of their marriage.
Sam, via Instagram Live she hosted Saturday under her husband's old account, claimed that the abuse happened numerous times, the latest of which took place just earlier this month when Calvin tried to force her to have sex while she's pregnant.
"Nag-spotting ako kasi lasing siya at dinaganan niya ang tiyan ko," she said. "Na-ospital ako noon."
She also revealed an incident where the authorities had to intervene after the basketball player allegedly assaulted her, citing, "Hindi ko alam kung buhay pa ba kami kung hindi dumating iyong police dito."
In the same video, Sam claimed to have a video evidence to back up her claims, but that she would have to keep it to herself for now due to legal reasons. She did, however, tease a few screenshots and wrote: "'Yung mga CCTV na iyon ang pananakit ni Calvin na hindi niyo masisikmura kung paano niya ako saktan at kung paano niya saktan ang mga anak namin."
Sam then squashed Calvin's earlier claims that she had cheated on him, and revealed that she in fact had tried to flee their home last year following death threats from her husband. "Tumakas kami ng mga anak ko sa kaniya kasi sobra na 'yung threat niya sa akin. Sasaksakin na niya ko, babarilin niya na ko," she said. "Sinasabi ko lang ang side ko para hindi na niya kayo maloko pa."
Sam, who said she kept mum about the abuse so as not to ruin Calvin's career, stated that she's decided to break her silence to seek justice for her children. "If you mess with my child, you better run for your life because I'm coming after you and hell's coming with me," she added.
She then answered a few questions from fans via Instagram Stories, where she made further allegations against her husband. See below:
Meanwhile, just minutes after the Live session, Calvin responded by refuting her wife's claims using his newly created Instagram account.
He was quoted as saying: “Sa mga followers ko doon sa lumang IG ko ‘wag kayong maniwala doon kasi hiwalay na po kami at wala na po akong communication doon at siya na po ang humahawak ng old IG ko. Lahat ng mga nandoon is kababalaghan at walang katotohanan.”
"Lahat ng mga nandoon is kababalaghan at walang katotohanan . . . Sa lahat ng mga fans ko na nadamay, lalo na sa family ko, at ah . . . nanggigigil ako. Sorry, sorry. Pero, actually, nakakagigil."
Calvin then posted on his Instagram Stories clips of him laughing and asking if it's alright to go to Boracay without your husband, singing, "Malaya na ako, malaya na ako."
Currently, the athlete is serving an indefinite suspension from the PBA following two incidents involving TNT import Terrence Jones and girlfriend of Blackwater rookie Ray Parks.