Gretchen Fullido files libel & harassment complaint vs Ces Drilon, ABS-CBN execs

Gretchen Fullido files libel & harassment complaint vs Ces Drilon, ABS-CBN execs

- TV News Reporter Gretchen Fullido went to Quezon City Prosecutor’s Office to file complaint to her colleagues

- She sued Ces Drilon and other ABS-CBN Executives for libel and sexual harassment

- Gretchen alleged that two of them often sent her messages with sexual contents

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Kapamilya showbiz reporter Gretchen Fullido took all sorts of courage to sue several ABS-CBN executives including broadcast journalist Cecilia “Ces” Drilon.

KAMI learned that the famous showbiz correspondent filed libel, sexual harassment, and victim-shaming complaints at the Quezon City Prosecutor’s Office against her co-workers.

In an official statement produced by Gretchen’s legal counsel, former ABS-CBN News Executive Cheryl Favila and its News Segment Producer Maricar Asprec are included in the complaint.

The two executives allegedly sent text messages loaded with sexual contents to the showbiz news broadcaster and often requested “sexual favors” from her.

Gretchen expressed that after she rejected the requests of Maricar and Cheryl, her life as a reporter in ABS-CBN became difficult for almost three years.

“Fullido alleged that Favila and Asprec sent her text messages that were loaded with sexual innuendos, which amounted to requests for sexual favors,” Atty. Marvin B. Aceron, the legal counsel of Gretchen, said in a press release.

“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,” he added.

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Counts of libel and victim-shaming were also filed against Ces Drilon, News Executive Venancio Borromeo, and News reporter Marie Lozano for allegedly ruining Gretchen’s reputation as a broadcaster.

It was stated in the affidavit that Ces made Gretchen feel like she was worthy of being harassed because of her willingness to wear bikini for the ratings of TV Patrol.

“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,” the news release stated.

As of the time of posting, all of the accused have yet to issue a counter-statement regarding the broadcaster’s complaint.

In a previous article by KAMI, Gretchen was rushed to the hospital after feeling a “sharp piercing pain" that was resonating to her back.

Born on June 4, 1980, Gretchen is a regular showbiz anchor in primetime news program, “TV Patrol.” She replaced Phoemela Barranda in the Star Patrol segment of the said show.

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Source: Kami.com.ph

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