Nag-issue na ng statement si Ces Drilon sa libel case na isinampa ni Gretchen Fullido laban sa kanya.
“It pains me to have to issue this statement because women should support each other especially in an issue like sexual harassment.
“Throughout my life, I have been an advocate of women’s rights and women’s empowerment. As a victim of sexual harassment once before, it is unthinkable for me to say what Gretchen Fullido alleges I did.
“I encourage and support women to exercise their right to come out with truthful stories of harassment and abuse and I would never belittle any such move.
“I was asked to testify in an internal, confidential investigation into Gretchen’s allegations and some of what I said during the investigation has been distorted.
“I reserve the right to consider legal proceedings against these false allegations and attack on my reputation. Again I would never belittle any woman coming out to speak of any abuse committed against her. It is against everything I stand for as a woman.”
Tama ba kami sa understanding namin sa press statement ni Ces na magsasampa rin siya ng demanda na sabi nito, “attack on her reputation.”