Ely Buendia broke his silence on the inclusion of Eraserheads’ guitarist Marcus Adoro in their reunion concert in December. This came after netizens called out the members for not speaking up about the assault allegations thrown at Marcus.
The band’s frontman gave his statement through his manager, Diane Ventura.
“To call Ely an enabler is categorically false and absurd. We do not condone abuse that is absolute. We acknowledge the pain and suffering of the parties involved and we seek accountability,” Ely’s manager told ANCX.
Diane revealed that Ely was firm on his stance on Marcus’s issues and wanted the latter to resolve it before the vocalist agreed to work with him.
“One of Ely’s non-negotiable conditions prior to signing was precisely that Marcus resolve his issues otherwise Ely would not work with him. This was promised by Marcus’s management which was why we even reconsidered,” Dianne added.
In 2019, both the daughter, Syd Hartha, and the ex-partner, Barbara Ruaro, of Marcus shared with the public the alleged abuse they have received from the guitarist. Barbara shared pictures of her bruised face and called out Marcus for the psychological manipulation as well.
“However, we will do what we can to encourage peace, resolution and will never get in the way of possible reconciliation or second chances between families. We are hoping for good to come out of this,” she continued.
The reunion concert of the band is set to happen on December 22 at the SMDC Festival Grounds in Parañaque City.