Paul Desiderio ‘vehemently’ denies domestic abuse allegations
MANILA, Philippines — PBA player Paul Desiderio has vehemently denied the accusations of domestic abuse lodged against him by his ex-partner, Agatha Uvero.
The Blackwater guard broke his silence a day after Uvero’s series of tweets, accusing him of domestic violence.
“Her social media allegation is unfortunate and sad, and most of all, untrue. I had hoped that we will be civil with each other after our separation, for the sake of our son,” Desiderio posted on his Facebook account. “I vehemently deny her allegations of abuse during our relationship. I have had relationships prior to Ms. Uvero, and I also have a daughter from a previous relationship. I have never hurt a woman, especially not the mother of my child.”
On July 13, 2022, my wife, Agatha Uvero, posted statements in social media against me. We were together since November…
The PBA on Wednesday said it will not condone any form of domestic abuse and it will “conduct an inquiry and hand down its findings and resolution as soon as the facts are clearly established.”
The former University of the Philippines start promised to cooperate with the league and will be ready to face any complaint.
“I will fully cooperate with the PBA in the conduct of its investigation and I am confident that I will be absolved of the accusations hurled against me,” Desiderio said. “I will also face any complaint against me in any forum, especially in relation to domestic abuse accusations. I also reserve the right to seek redress for these defamations against my name and person.”
“I have worked hard for the little that I have achieved in my life, and I have always done it with dedication and honor. I will fight for the honor of my and my family’s name and reputation because that is all we have,” he added.
Desiderio concluded his statement, saying sorry to his family, friends, and his PBA team, Blackwater.
“I apologize to all those who have been affected as a result of this issue, to my family, to my friends, to my team, Blackwater, and to my daughter and son,” he said.