Green’s father speaks out on lawsuit Kelly Thanapat filed against him; Green stands by Kelly
Love prevails. Love conquers all. This is what many of us are taught through Thai soap operas. So what happens when your boyfriend serves your beloved father with court papers? In Thai soap operas it’s often portrayed that the pra’ek, the potential son in law, will overcome every obstacle to gain the approval of his potential in laws. He could careless the pain and suffering he is put through before he finally succeeds in his mission. Some soaps showing the pra’ek taking in emotional and physical abuse from her family until he finally proves himself worthy of the na’ek’s love.
Reality speaks differently for 23-year-old “Green Atsadaporn,” and middle-aged boyfriend “Kelly Thananpat” of 42 years old. When Green’s father, “Mr Chatriruth Siriwathakol” requested that Kelly wait another year to officially date his daughter, Green and Kelly decided that “love is about two people” cutting the father right out of their lives. A parent will fight to the brink because their love for their child cannot be measured. In an effort to clear tension between his daughter, her boyfriend and himself, he contacted Channel 7 Station requesting they send him Kelly to him to discuss matters. This is when Kelly served Mr Chatriruth papers, accusing him on causing pain and suffering caused by his relentless attacks.
Is love about two people? Can two people live in this world, in love and not care about the surroundings around them? Green apparently thinks so, as she has taken the side of her boyfriend in this lawsuit against her father.
Netcitizens feel otherwise, love isn’t just about two people. Regardless of what led to the lawsuit Green should not have allowed her lover to bring a suit against her very own father they claim. Many are criticizing their relationship, with Green receiving most of the backlash. Heartbroken that people are lashing out at his daughter, Green’s father felt compelled to go public and protect her.
Let’s hear what all 3 have to say about the lawsuit.
Interview from Kelly & Green from May 4, 2013
This is a problem that concerns two people. Don’t look at it like a situation. What you learn from the internet, or what you’ve heard, just forget about it, because there’s no truth to it. If you ask if a court order exist, yes it does. Let me tell you beforehand that I had to do it in order to protect my own rights. I tried best to negotiate with that other side. This whole situation has dragged on for 10 months now. In conclusion, I beg not to discuss this issue because this is a private issue, it’s not appropriate to publicly discuss it. About the conflict filed, personally I don’t know about the details. But on my side I have all the evidence that the other side sent to Channel 7 Station and any company I ever worked for. But one of these days the law is going to get involved, so I personally have to protect my own rights.
As of now, I still haven’t had the chance to speak to my father. I’m busy working and going to school. I’ll be honest and tell you I’m very much distressed over this. I don’t know how this could have happened. But if I were to have a choice to speak on this, I want to say everyone should be given a chance. We do love each other, but we just have a misunderstanding that’s all. As for the issues concerning cutting off our relations, we don’t have such a problem. I can’t forbid people, but I am speaking the truth and I do love my family.
Interview from Green’s father May 7, 2013
I am the father of Nong Green (AF5). Today I would like to come out to defend my daughter, because I see that society is harshly criticizing my daughter. I’d like to apologize to the fanclub, to the people. But if you want to criticize my daughter, please criticize me instead. The reason why I came out to clarify today is because they’re both good people that are in love each other, it’s a beautiful thing. But the love of two people must also include family. You have your family, I have mine, and both sides should get along. In our lives, to choose to live in this world alone with just the two of you, without adults being a part of your life, it’s not possible that the love is beautiful.
Let start on Green first. She’s my eldest child. I took care of her; I educated and taught her to be a good person to the family, because I expected that she’d be able to take care of her younger siblings, that she can educate them. I wanted her to be support her mom. Lastly, it was my own fault that I forbid her to date. She’s always with the family or at the all girl’s school until she successfully made it into university. Then she made it into AF, so I asked her to choose. She chose AF; I had no choice but to respect her decision. It’s useless that fight with her on it since she’s already made her choice. This is the truth. In the past 5 years I had to travel back and forth to Songkhla, this resulted in me having less and less time to take care of my kids. What I can say though, is that I did the very best I can with my daughter. I love my daughter.
Then out of nowhere, one day Khun Kelly comes to my house and tells me that he’s going to court my daughter. I didn’t forbid him, but I asked if he can give her one year to finish her studies. As men we must have endurance. I’m glad to love whomever my daughter loves. Therefore Khun Kelly, you must have some endurance and wait a bit. What kind of a father am I, to have the person who is courting my daughter in file a lawsuit against me instead? I’m not sure either. What’s a good way to put this? I’ve already tried to tell Green to focus on completing her studies first. Believe in daddy, when you graduate, I’m glad to accept whomever you select. I’m not forbidding you.
About Kelly, he claims that it’s necessary that he has to sue me because in the last 10 months he had to endure pain and suffering because I threatened and bullied him. I’ll tell you the truth, I have never threatened him. The reason I had to write the letter? It’s because after you (Kelly) visit my house, I begged you to please take care to behave yourself in an orderly manner in my house. But you failed to do as requested. There was the one day where the mom caught you taking my daughter to “Loy Krathong” and pictures were sent Green’s email. Her mom came and told me that this is breaking the rules. I called Kelly and asked him if it’s a good idea that we have a little talk? He replied saying “dad let me clear my lakorn queue first. As soon as I’m free I’ll definitely have a chat with you.” I still thought he was a man at that point.
It appears though that he never bothered to call me back. So I then called again looking for him. He told me that he already spoke to Green and that Green will have a discussion with me. Then I thought to myself ‘you already gave me your word that you would come have a discussion with me, now you’re having my daughter come speak with me instead?’ This made me confused as to whether or not Kelly really is a man? At that time, I admit that I was really stressed, that it could have been possible I forced Green to break up with him. This made Green mad at me. However, I felt that I was at fault too that I put her under so much pressure. She had lakorns to film, and her mother told me to relax on the issue. I agreed to take a step back, until I came across clips of them vacationing together overseas. Now I think, alright they’re dating; sometimes on certain matters it’s necessary to compromise. But it’s something that all over social media people were discussing, so I had to call Kelly and ask him to speak on the matter. I’ve been waiting on him for almost a year now, so we can just talk it out instead of it becoming worse of a problem. Each letter that I sent out was just asking for cooperation. I admit that I had my lawyer write up the letter and had it delivered to his house, but there’s no one there to accept. Called him and he didn’t answer. Called looking for my daughter, and she refused to pick up too, because she’s still mad at me. Now I know that my daughter is obsessively in love with him.
I don’t know what to say when my daughter is already obsessed with him. I will endeavour to successfully find the truth. To this day, I still haven’t been able to seek the answer. Therefore I sent a letter to Channel 7 asking them to please find Kelly and send him to speak to me so we can come to an understanding. They kindly obliged. But instead of coming to talk to me, Kelly sent me a letter instead through the lawyers August 20th 2012, informing me to stop infringing on his personal rights. After receiving the documents, I put myself together and tried to talk to Green. She told me that if it’s going to get to that point she’ll break up with him by the end of the year. It cooled me down that they would soon break up. But then comes 2013, now he wants to sue me. It could be from the day they announced the Prarath Tan Kinnaree Awards, I came from Singkhla looking for my daughter because she also received an award that day. Kelly too. I went and waited to congratulate my daughter, that’s when I saw Kelly at the event. He didn’t dare to come greet me. Lets not even say greet, even a wai to pay respect to me would have been good enough. He turned around the other way and avoided me. I walked up to my daughter and embraced her. She then asked me what I’m doing there. I told her I came to congratulate her. Then I left immediately.
That could have been the reason he was mad at me. I didn’t give any interviews that day. Everything I’ve done thus far is because I love my daughter. What I’ve done could have been wrong, because I might have been too forceful and put her under too much pressure. I’d like to apologize to my daughter. I also would like to advise Kelly that what he’s doing by suing me is not normal. If you want to use suing me as your method, then I think you should get down on your knees and apologize to your parents. Your behaviour brings distress to the adults. You’re suing me based on false accusations. In the interviews I’ve seen on television, I see and acknowledge that my daughter loves you 100%. But ask your heart, do you love my daughter 100%? If you’re enough of a man, then please endure another year and wait before my daughter graduates. When she graduates, if she picks you, I’ll gladly accept. It’s not necessary to take each other to court like this. Both sides of our families are distressed enough with the events that have occurred. I don’t know if it’s you or I that should put an end to this. I want to defend and protect my daughter, this is the reason I felt it was necessary to grant this interview today. I’m apologizing to the fanclub, to the media that have criticized my daughter on this matter. Please blame me instead. Please don’t criticize my daughter. Please give my daughter another chance.