26 July 2009
Lorayne Pardo, the widow of Richard Gutierrez's personal assistant Nomar Pardo who died in the car accident in Silang, Cavite on May 22 claimed that she had no intention of filing the criminal case of reckless imprudence resulting in homicide against Richard but decided to do so when she found in Nomar's wallet an LTO ticket in the name of Richard Gutierrez citing the actor for "reckless driving."
"Nung nabubuhay ang asawa ko, lagi niyang sinasabi, 'Masyadong mabilis magpatakbo si Richard.'" asserted Lorayne. "Masakit sa 'kin yung nangyari, nawala ang asawa ko nang walang katuturan ... nawalan ng tatay yung mga anak ko nang walang saysay dahil sa kaniya," lamented Lorayne.
Lorayne showed media the copy of the LTO ticket she was talking about.
For his part, Richard Gutierrez expressed disappointment at this turn of events. He said that his offer of an education scholarship was refused by Nomar's family and said that they wanted "P4 million cash" instead.
"Hindi naman po nila tinanggap. Hindi nila tinanggap yung gusto kong tulong na galing sa puso ko. Ayaw po nila nun. Ang gusto po nila P4 million cash!" said the actor.
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