Derek: Yes, I was married; I have a son
Rosalinda L. Orosa (The Philippine Star) - August 22, 2014 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines - Derek Ramsay has finally admitted that he did get married and have a son with a woman who has filed a petition for support in court, asking for a reported P40M-plus.

Here’s Derek’s official statement sent to Funfare by his lawyer, Joji Alonso: 

In the Complaint-Affidavit which is replete with deliberate lies and facts intended to be misleading and deceptive, there are only two things that are true:

First, that Mary Christine Jolly and I were married in 2002, a marriage that I was then told, was not valid, for various reasons. Atty. Joji Alonso has subsequently explained to me that the information given me about the status of my marriage, is erroneous and that a marriage unless annulled, remains to be valid.

Second, that I have an 11-year-old son named Austin Gabriel Ramsay.

 It was only sometime in the early part of August 2011, that I was able to confirm that Austin is indeed my son. Since then, I wanted to know my son first and keep my relationship with him, private. Austin was just an 8-year-old boy then and he would not be able to comprehend the possible media curiosity about him, specially since he was then new to the country and about to pursue his education here. 

Given the circumstances between Mary and I, which is far from ideal, I had to protect Austin first. Since Austin was then so young, I felt it was prudent to protect him and maintain a private relationship with him, for the meantime. 

I have nothing further to add. Everything that needs to be said is contained in the Counter Affidavit which I have submitted today.

AUSTIN AUSTIN GABRIEL RAMSAY COUNTER AFFIDAVIT DEREK DEREK RAMSAY FUNFARE IN THE COMPLAINT-AFFIDAVIT JOJI ALONSO MARY AND I MARY CHRISTINE JOLLY AND I SINCE AUSTIN
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