Gretchen Fullido releases text messages of ABS-CBN exec to prove her allegations

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The camp of ABS-CBN newscaster Gretchen Fullido released the text messages allegedly sent to her by one of her former boss, Cheryl Favila.

Favila is one of the ABS-CBN execs faces complaints about allegedly persecuting Fullido after she refused to fulfill the fantasies of her boss.

Marvin Aceron, the lawyer of Fullido shared some of the text messages of Favila to his client to prove that the ABS-CBN exec sent text messages “loaded with s*xual innuendoes.”

In one of the text messages, Favila allegedly told Fullido that while she pushed for the complainant to be the social media anchor for the 2016 elections, she still liked the latter to be a stripper.

“I pitched for you to be the social media anchor for Election Marathon. But mas gusto ko pa rin ng (I still like a) strip-teaser. Gretch yata (Maybe).” Favila told Fullido in 2015.

Favila even sent some writing advice which offended Fullido.

“Think of writing a story this way: having s*x is different from ‘making love.’ Making love entails emotions, not just doing the act. Always try to ‘make love’ to your stories. I am very partial to it.”

In another incident, Favila sent an unusual response to Fulido who greeted the former for her birthday.

“Thank you, Gretchen! Pero gusto ko ng live rendition ng Happy Birthday song mo, na naka super sexy outfit ka. Hahaha! Birthday ko naman, di ba?” 

Sometimes, the former ABS-CBN exec even sending naughty messages to Fulido and acting like that they’re into a relationship.

“Good morning! Tara Grets was my shower moment this morning…”

“What time are you coming to work? (Fullido: On the way to [ABS-CBN] now. What’s up?) Wala naman. Miss lang kita. Masama ba? Sungit.” (Nothing. I miss you. Is that wrong? Crabby.) “Kailangan mo rin ng konting lambing sa katawan.” (You need some tenderness in your body.)

“Good luck on your Deal or No Deal. May the force be with you! Bawal ang jowa ha … Lagot ka sa akin.” (Don’t hook up! I’ll see to that.)

“Promises fulfilled — I have opened the doors to your dreams by creating your own segment on TV Patrol, despite doubts and criticisms from various camps; I got you a talent fee increase, which is double of what you are currently getting (not really bad). I have set-up the stage for you. Now, it’s time for me to continue the journey to my destiny. Maktub. Good luck to yours. It’s nice to have crossed your path this lifetime, Gretchen.”

“Sana naman parati kang ganyan. Pagod na ako makipag-away. It’s emotionally draining, and you can’t take my intensity. So gets mo na ang style ‘di ba? Be a good girl always.”

The camp of Fulido also showed their basis on the libel complaints against news executives Cecilia “Ces” Drilon, Venancio Borromeo and news reporter Marie Lozano.

According to the ABS-CBN’s internal investigation after Fullido filed an administrative complaint against Favila and Aspre, Ces Drilon allegedly stated:

“Gretchen’s accusations of sexual harassment against Chair (Favila) and Maricar (Asprec) also surprised me because many times, while I worked as anchor for TV Patrol, I witnessed [anchors]Ted Failon and Noli de Castro make side comments, in between breaks on TV Patrol, about Gretchen’s body, manner of dress, or behavior that, in my opinion, constituted sexual harassment or at least inappropriate behavior. But Gretchen Fullido only laughed off those comments. She never complained.” Drilon allegedly said.

“One remark she made in one party struck me: she said she was willing to wear a bikini with an inflatable pool and bubbles on TV Patrol to shore up its ratings,”  Drilon added.

Meanwhile, ABS-CBN released a statement on the recent move of Fullido against her coworkers, saying that the media giant do 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.” ABS-CBN said in their statement.

Source: Manila Times, ABS-CBN

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