Businessman Charlie “Atong” Ang denied the claims of Nicole Barreto that he had a relationship with her.
In a radio interview, Ang said that it’s impossible for him to have a romantic relationship with Nicole because he’s treating her like a daughter.
“Talagang very close ako kay Nicole. Talagang naging parang anak ko na rin talaga ‘yan,” he said.
In another interview, Ang stated that he’s only connected to Gretchen Barreto because of businesses and the latter is not the reason why he lost his contact with Nicole.
“Si Gretchen kasosyo ko sa casino at saka sabong. Si Tonyboy Cojuangco, kasama ko rin sa casino. May junket ako sa mga casino, si Tony kasosyo ko sa Okada,” he said.
“Kung nagkahiwalay kami nila Nicole walang kinalaman si Gretchen. Ang relasyon namin ni Nicole, parang taga asikaso ng mga flights ko and schedule ko noon,” he added.
He also admitted that he supported the studies of Nicole.
“Si Nicole, pinagaral ko ‘yan, ang nagtrabaho sa akin ‘yung nanay niya. Si Gretchen malapit siya sa asawa ko,” Ang said.
Ang was dragged in the Barreto sisters feud after Nicole claimed in a private conversation that Gretchen stole Atong Ang from her.
“I just want to inform you that I wasn’t thrown to the states. I was there to move on from what Gretchen and Atong did to me. I’m stating the fact that my own aunt stole my boyfriend. The next travels to the states were for my education. Since I do have an education and finished a doctorate. Just so you know. Thank you po,” Nicole told the netizen.
However, Gretchen denied the accusations of Nicole, saying that the latter is the one stole Ang from her another aunt, Claudine Barreto.