After initially denying that the selfie sex video of Jim Paredes circulating around was fake, he finally admitted that it’s real.

On his website Writing on Air’s post dated April 01, 2019, Jim Paredes wrote that “the video was real. It was private, and not meant for public consumption.”

“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,” the 67-year-old TV personality said.

Social media was abuzz with comments from both sides of political spectrum. Some are now calling Paredes a dila-wan and a hypocrite being a vocal critic of President Duterte.

Here are just a few tweets:

Dré Gonzales commented: “Wait. First you deny it. Called it fake. The[n] you prayed, owned up to it. And now, it’s politically motivated? No one made you do it, and you recorded yourself, and no one else called it fake initially, but you. Then you blame someone else?”

Leah Navarro defended Paredes saying “Let’s be clear: we criticize DDS trolls like Uson and Thinking Pinoy for spreading lies and fake news, not for being hypocrites or what they do for sex.”

When the viral video started circulating, Paredes replied to one tweet saying it was “fake”.

He later admitted in his blog that when he saw it on social media, he “was in a quandary how to respond. But after mulling and praying over it, I decided to come clean. There are already too many lies and liars in this world.”

He decided to come clean because he did not wish to be a
part of that cabal.

“I have chosen to be truthful because I know that painful as the truth can be, it will eventually set me free,” said Paredes.

“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. I have always expressed my feelings freely. Today, I wish to express my truth,” Paredes added.

The sex video of the veteran singer-songwriter was first thought to be a joke on April fools day. It was in fact genuine.

While many detractors of Jim were salivating over the scandal that brought him to his knees, others were more sympathetic and even praised him for his “bravery”.

The APO Hiking Society member has now changed his Twitter account’s privacy setting to protected, meaning non-followers may no longer get to read his tweets.

For Paredes, all he could do really is to face what happened saying “I am a flawed person, a human being, much like everyone else. I made a mistake, I was irresponsible. And I am truly sorry.”


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