Jun 14th, 2012 by admin
Karolin Margret Natasha denied allegations that she starred in a sex tape with fellow lawmaker Aria Bima on Monday in her first statement on the widely-circulated video since it was released in April.
“It was not me,” Karolin told a journalist on the sidelines of a House of Representatives meeting on Monday, adding that “it is undeniable that there is a political factor in this case.”
The tape, is currently under investigation by the Jakarta Police and the House’s Honorary Council. Both parties allegedly featured in the steamy video have denied their involvement.
Karolin, the daughter of West Kalimantan governor Cornelis M.H., has been absent from House meetings since the allegations broke. She returned to work this week, explaining that the attention surrounding the alleged tape caused her to miss a number of meetings.
“I returned to active duty this week, and there is no problem with [my] performance,” she said. “It was my weakness as human [in not] responding the case that is being discussed.”
Aria claimed the video featured a lookalike, a man the lawmaker identified as E.G.M. An anonymous source close to the investigation backed Aria’s claims, explaining that it was E.G.M., not Aria, in the video. The man had started a company called Advance Borneo and released the tape out of anger when his business failed, said the source, who declined to be named because of the sensitivity of the matter.