- Actress Iza Calzado gave her stand on the issue of Gretchen Fullido and other ABS-CBN news executives
- Her stand seemed to be different from other celebrities who showed support to Gretchen
- Iza said she should reach out first to the persons involved
Kapamilya actress Iza Calzado already issued a statement over the harassment claim of Gretchen Fullido against co-workers in ABS-CBN News.
KAMI learned that both harassment and libel raps were filed few days ago by the showbiz reporter versus some Kapamilya news executives including broadcast-journalist Ces Drilon.
Gretchen initially alleged that two high-ranking individuals of ABS-CBN News always sent her text messages with sexual contents while Ces victim-shamed her for being harassed.
Days after the showbiz news anchor revealed the issue, female celebrities in the country already stood with Gretchen and commended her for the courage that she showed.
The likes of Melissa Ricks, Karen Davila, and Bianca Gonzales showed support to the showbiz journalist in her pursuit of justice over the controversy.
However, actress Iza Calzado seemed to have a different stand on the issue as she decided to remain neutral and seek first for the facts.
The actress expressed that she knows both parties involved in the issue and that she could not give her comments yet until she is done reaching out to those tagged individuals.
Iza initially quipped that the battle must be for justice and not on women fighting against fellow women.
Here is the full statement of Iza:
"I have been asked to express an opinion on the Gretchen Fullido case.
"I can't express an opinion about it because I don't know all the facts, it is not my place to do this.
"However, I would like to say that I commend Gretchen for being brave to come forward and speak up.
"In this case, I know people from both ends and it is vital for me that I reach out to them first before posting on social media, hence the delay.
"May this matter be about justice and not about women being pitted against other women.
"This is the time for all of us to come together to support one another."
In a previous article by KAMI, the details of the complaint affidavit of Gretchen versus Ces and other news executives were reported.
Iza, or Maria Izadora Ussher Calzado in real life, was born on August 12, 1982. She is a Filipino actress, television host, dancer, and model who already starred in several films including Seven Sundays, Die Beautiful, and Maria Leonora Teresa.
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