MANILA – Jerry Tamara, the close-in security detail of Sarah Geronimo who was allegedly hit by Matteo Guidicelli, went on record to detail the scuffle that supposedly happened on the night the celebrity couple tied the knot.
In an interview with Raffy Tulfo on Monday, Tamara said he is not sure where the actual wedding took place because Geronimo was wearing the same clothes the whole day.
However, he mentioned that they went to Victory Fort Bonifacio in Taguig.
“Hindi ko po alam kung saan nangyari 'yung totoong kasal. Ang [alam ko] lang doon, nagpunta kami ng Victory Nation sa BGC tapos nagtaka ako bakit nila ni-lockdown 'yung second floor. Kapag pumupunta naman kami dati pa, hindi naman nila ginagawa 'yun,” he said.
From Victory, Tamara said they brought Geronimo to a restaurant inside a posh hotel in Bonifacio Global City where she and Guidicelli had dinner with the actor’s family.
At around 10:30 p.m., Tamara said he inquired at the reception if they had already asked for the bill since it was already getting late.
It was at that time that he got a message from the driver asking about a message sent by Geronimo.
“Nag-text sa akin 'yung driver ko na ‘Pare, ano itong sinabi ni Ma’am Sarah, bakit pinapauna tayo umalis?’ Sabi ko, ‘Pare, sige tanungin ko si Ma’am Sarah kung bakit tayo pinapauna umalis para may isasagot tayo sa mommy niya.’ Ang balak ko din dun sir, kausapin ko si Ma’am Sarah na inform niya si mommy niya para wala kaming bulilyaso na hindi namin siya dala pauwi,” he said.
“Tinext na namin si Ma’am Divine na, ‘For info lang po, pinapauna kami ni Ma’am Sarah umuwi. Tapos sabi niya huwag kayong aalis diyan. Malapit lang kami, papunta na kami diyan,’” he added.
Geronimo’s mother Divine arrived at the hotel 20 minutes later and that’s when the commotion began, according to Tamara.
“Mga pangit na salitaan 'yung pinagpalitan ng pamilya sir eh. Pangit na 'yung mga lumalabas na salita,” he said. “Both sides sir may nabibitiwan na salita. 'Yung salita hindi ako umaawat pero 'yung may balak na saktan, umaawat ako.”
Since emotions were already running high, Tamara said he brought Geronimo and her mother to another room where they talked.
“Tapos nung nagkausap na 'yung mag-ina, hindi pa rin maayos 'yung iringan nila – hindi ko po alam kung anong [pinag-usapan nila]. Si Boss Vic (del Rosario) po dumating. Lumabas naman si Ma’am Sarah. 'Yung Boss Vic naman po and Ma’am Divine ang nag-usap. Si Ma’am Sarah, kinomfort po nung side ni Sir Matteo,” he said.
While del Rosario and Mrs. Geronimo were talking, Tamara said he noticed Geronimo and Guidicelli’s family leaving the restaurant through the fire exit. He then informed Mrs. Geronimo of this, who instructed him to tail Geronimo.
“Sabi niya sa akin, ‘Sundan mo huwag mo hihiwalayan.’ Nung sinundan ko na, tinawag ko si Ma’am Sarah. Sabi ko, ‘Ma’am, puwede po ba bago po kayo umalis, kausapin niyo po muna 'yung mommy niyo? Sabi nung lalaki sa akin, ‘Huwag ka makialam dito, asawa ko 'to.’ Sabi ko, ‘Sir, hindi naman po ako nakikialam. Gusto ko lang po, bago umalis si Ma’am Sarah, mag-usap 'yung mag-ina,’” he said.
Tamara said that was when Guidicelli punched him on the throat while his bodyguards were restraining him. He also failed to stop them from leaving.
Guidicelli has already denied this allegation in an earlier interview with ABS-CBN News’ Mario Dumaual but Tamara insists the actor hurt him.
When asked if he has any message for Guidicelli, Tamara said: “Sir Matteo, 'yung totoo lang po. Alam niyo at alam ng buong pamilya niyo na sinapak niyo ako sa leeg.”
“Hindi naman puwede na dahil galit kayo, sasapakin niyo ako. Wala naman po akong ginagawa sa inyo. 'Yung attorney niya 'yung [humingi ng sorry sa akin]. Tapos 'yung mommy niya at taga Victory,” he added.
Tamara said he will file a formal complaint against Guidicelli.
Geronimo has yet to release any statement on the incident.