Gretchen Fullido Files Sexual Harassment Complaint Against ABS-CBN Execs
Here’s a surprising story that’s not getting enough screentime on social media. Gretchen Fullido has filed a sexual Harassment Complaint against several ABS-CBN executives.
Here’s the press release or the story posted by Marvin B. Aceron today.
October 5, 2018
Gretchen Fullido files criminal cases against news executives and reporter for sexual harassment, libel and victim shaming
Gretchen Marie Fullido, ABS-CBN anchor and reporter, filed this afternoon a sexual harassment case against Cheryl C. Favila, former ABS-CBN News Executive, and Maricar P. Asprec, ABS-CBN News Segment Producer. The case was filed before the City Prosecutors’ Office of Quezon City.
Fullido alleged that Favila and Asprec sent her text messages that were loaded with sexual innuendos, which amounted to requests for sexual favors. She further stated that when she rejected the advances, the two retaliated and made it difficult for her to work as a reporter and news anchor for TV Patrol. It was a cycle that was going on for almost three years.
Fullido also filed libel cases against two news executives of ABS-CBN, Cecilia Drilon and Venancio Borromeo, news reporter Marie Lozano, alleging that the three besmirched her reputation when they stated that she filed a similar sexual harassment complaint against Favila and Asprec with ABS-CBN management to leverage her employment status with ABS-CBN.
Fullido in her Complaint Affidavit also said Drilon resorted to victim shaming and imputed statements that Fullido deserved to be harassed, since Fullido allegedly, was willing to wear a bikini with an inflatable pool with bubbles to shove up the ratings of TV Patrol, a leading daily news program.
In July 16, 2018, ABS-CBN Management released a Decision dismissing the case for sexual harassment against Cheryl C. Favila but finding her liable for Gross Misconduct leading to her dismissal from the company recently. Fullido attached a copy of the ABS-CBN Investigating Body’s decision to the Complaint.
Fullido, a regular employee and news reporter and anchor for ABS-CBN, is the first Filipino news celebrity to speak up against sexual harassment in the news industry in the Philippines.
Again there’s victim blaming and lots of awful comments on the original post.
Definitely hoping this gets resolved and justice gets served.