Billy Crawford apologizes; Coleen Garcia comes to his defense

It's Showtime host Billy Crawford apologized after he went berserk Sunday at a police station in Taguig. His girfriend, Coleen Garcia, defended him.

Billy Crawford detained
Screengrab from video (GMA News TV)

GMA News TV broke the story on September 7 reporting that the incident happened shortly after 4 a.m. at Police Community Precinct 7 in Bonifacio Global City (BGC).

The singer-actor reportedly arrived with an unidentified woman and sought assistance. He was arrested by police after allegedly punching a female desk officer and breaking the glass door of the precinct.

According to an ABS-CBN News report, police officer Jonathan Aride said Crawford went to the station to complain about a "personal problem."

The TV host, he said, appeared drunk and had gone out of control.

Aride said they asked for back-up from a mobile patrol team to pacify the singer-actor. He also confirmed that a woman was with the TV host, whom they failed to identify because she immediately left.

The police officer reportedly added that there was "no physical contact," just slight pushing as those around at the time were trying to prevent the actor from hitting the glass door.

Crawford eventually broke the sliding glass door, the report said.

He could face charges that include malicious mischief, resisting arrest, direct assault and disobedience of agent of authority, the report stated.

In a radio interview, the TV host admitted his fault and said he already apologized to the police officers if he uttered derogatory statements, insisting that he did not punch anybody.

"To be honest with you, I don’t see anything wrong with what I did. It was my fault for actually being aggressive. Buti na lang it didn’t happen in a bar, it didn’t happen anywhere else. It happened in a precinct. The reason why is because I knew for a fact I needed to be in a controlled environment. So as I said, I really apologize to the officers if I said anything derogatory or anything else," he said.

Meanwhile, Garcia came to her boyfriend's defense.

In her Twitter account, the actress-host and commercial model said she "doubts" that Crawford "would ever hit a woman."

"As for the 'unidentified woman' he was with? He was with 3 of my best friends. And yes, 2 of them are women. No need to put malice in that," she tweeted.

"Pls don't believe everything you read. It goes to show that not all sources are 100% reliable. Know the truth before jumping to conclusions," Garcia added.