Sebastian Lletget, forward for Major League Soccer’s FC Dallas, admitted on Monday he had an error in judgment but claimed he was the victim of an «extortion plot» amid rumors he cheated on his fiancée Becky G after just three months of being engaged.
Lletget faced accusations last week that he cheated on the singer in 2022 when she was at a nightclub in Madrid. It is unclear when the alleged infidelity occurred. The two had been together since 2016 and got engaged in December.
Lletget addressed the allegations in a lengthy Instagram statement.
«As an athlete, I have always tried to hold myself to a higher level, acknowledging the blessings and privileges in my career. When I reflect on the last 7 years of my life, I know in my heart that I couldn’t have accomplished much.» my personal and professional growth, let alone navigate the challenges of my life without Becky’s love and support by my side,» she began her statement.
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«However, behind this abundance is a reality that I have hidden from everyone around me. I have struggled with personal trauma and acute anxiety compounded by my own denial, pride, and poor decisions.
«Over the last few weeks, during a moment I deeply regret, a 10-minute error in judgment resulted in an extortion plot. Since this person didn’t get what they wanted, it has now become a public spectacle on social media packed with of more lies than any other». True and false posts directed at the love of my life, the one person I should never take for granted or put at risk.
«Although this anonymous Internet stalker, whom I never met, contrary to what he claimed, had an end goal that was not clear, for me it has been a wake-up call. The loudest alarm of my life. I can’t go on running from demons. I know that whatever action was taken that put us here should never have happened to begin with. Pushing to the limits of lines that should never be crossed only hurts me and the people I love the most.
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«This past week of chaos and pain has forced me to face the consequences of my actions, my fears, and my lapses from the past. I have been halfheartedly participating in therapy, knowing that I have deep-seated mental health and anger issues that require the «The same commitment and treatment that I dedicate to my physical well-being. If I want to be the man I aspire to be, I have to do better. I have decided to commit to a mental well-being program to work on the parts of me that I need to deeply heal…»
Lletget has apologized to Becky G and the fans of FC Dallas.
«For Becky, you have been the light in my life, my strength, who has always shown me unconditional love,» he added. «Instead of honoring that love every day, I’ve done the opposite, hurting you and disrespecting the one person I love more than anything. I’m so sorry and I know I have to do whatever it takes to regain trust and love». deserve.»
Becky G has not responded to Lletget’s statement. She still has photos of Lletget on her Instagram.
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Lletget is in his second season with FC Dallas. He played for the New England Revolution for part of the 2022 season and before that he was with the LA Galaxy for seven years.