Kapamilya news anchor Gretchen Fullido made headlines recently when she filed a case with Quezon City Prosecutor’s Office.
She filed a sexual harassment case against ABS-CBN News executive Cheryl Favila and ABS-CBN News segment producer Maricar Asprec and a libel case against her co-workers namely anchor Cecilia “Ces” Drilon, news executiveVenancio Borromeo, and showbiz news reporter Marie Lozano.
Gretchen’s legal counsel Atty. Marvin B. Aceron gave the following details of the case in an FB statement.
“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.”
Responding to the Gretchen Fullido issue, ABS-CBN released the below official statement-
“ABS-CBN respects the right of news anchor and reporter Gretchen Marie Fullido to bring her sexual harassment complaint to the courts. Now that she has filed charges with the Quezon City Prosecutor’s Office, we expect all parties to allow the legal process to take its course.
ABS-CBN takes sexual harassment seriously and does not condone such acts in the workplace or by its employees.
When Ms. Fullido filed an administrative case against a supervising producer and a segment producer for alleged sexual harassment in November 2017, the company took prompt action on the administrative complaint and decided based on the evidence presented”