The camp of Ian Veneracion was mulling charges against Director Ronaldo Carballo, who publicly complained about the actor’s talent fee, which was allegedly worth P500,000.
It can be recalled that Ronaldo said that Tarlac City Government refused to hire Ian after they discovered that the camp of the actor was allegedly asking for a half a million talent fee for the first two hours of his appearance in a parade plus another P100,000 for every exceeding hour.
“OA ang 500k for a parade kahit limang oras pa. Buti kung binabayaran si Ian ng kahit 200k per day taping magdamag, kung may teleserye sya o may pelikula sya,” he said.
“Hetong 500k na hinihingi ya, kakaway-kaway lang sya sa parada,” he added.
However, in an interview with Inquirer, Ian’s management said that they were already studying legal actions against Ronaldo for allegedly posting false information about their talent.
“Rather than verifying the information (on Veneracion’s talent fee), Mr. Carballo appears to have engaged in online behavior that undermines these principles in an attempt to publicly humiliate our client and our team,” Ian’s management wrote.
They also said that Carballo didn’t respect the confidentiality of the negotiation between their management and the Tarlac City Government.
Ian’s management also clarified that they never asked for an additional talent fee for every excess hour.
“Contrary to the claims, we did not request any additional charges. Our terms were clear, especially regarding the hours required for the event, and at no point did we ask for a solo float,” they said.
They also tried to reach Ronaldo personally, but the director blocked them.
As of writing, Ronaldo has yet to give his response to the issue.