Heart talks about rift with Marian Rivera

Posted at 07/21/2011 11:18 PM | Updated as of 07/22/2011 1:43 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Actress Heart Evangelista has finally broken her silence over her alleged rift with actress Marian Rivera.

During a press conference held on Thursday, Evangelista said she was prompted to speak up because her image is already being affected.

Evangelista said 4 of her endorsements and one of her TV projects have been halted because of the circulating issues.

She said she just wants the truth to come out and clear her name.

According to Evangelista, her friendship with Rivera changed after she had revealed that she is excited to work with actor Dingdong Dantes in a project. Dantes is Rivera’s boyfriend.

Evangelista said Rivera confronted her during the last shooting days of their movie “Temptation Island.”

“Dalawang beses po niya ang akong pinasok doon sa kuwarto ko at sinigawan po niya ako, may nasabi siya po sa akin na natakot po ako. May pagbabanta. Tulad na lang ng papatayin ako ng mga fans niya,” she said.

Evangelista said this was followed by threats from Rivera’s fans.

“Nagkakagulo na po. Ang dami ko na pong death threats sa fans ni Marian. May mga death threats na bubuhusan daw nila ako ng asido, hiniintay nila ako. Hindi na po biro. Nakakabulabog,” said the actress.

Although Evangelista is open to mending ties with Rivera, the actress said her lawyers are already preparing civil and criminal lawsuits if the issue won’t be resolved.

ABS-CBN News tried to get the side of Rivera through her manager Popoy Caratativo.

Rivera’s camp, however, said that they are not yet ready to give a statement on the issue. – Report from Marie Lozano, ABS-CBN News