City High’s Claudette Ortiz has spoken out about her former flame/groupmate Robbie Perido’s appearance on the show “Intervention.” Here’s her statement she gave in a recent interview:

Why did you feel the need to speak out about the A&E Intervention special & how you’ve been portrayed in the media since that special aired?
Initially I wasn’t going to say anything… And I think that stemmed from fear because of the relationship I had with Robbie… it was an abusive one. He portrayed it like it was a “lovely romance” and it wasn’t. I just want to move on and put things behind me. Other people may be in the same position I was in… and if you don’t eventually stand up for yourself it can carry on for the next 12 years… like in my case. It was time to tell the truth… the truth that he so conveniently left out in the intervention.