LAST year after Gretchen Fullido filed her sexual harassment case, ABS-CBN said in a press statement it respects Gretchen Fullido’s right to bring her sexual harassment complaints to court.
“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,” the statement read.
“ABS-CBN takes sexual harassment seriously and does not condone such acts in the workplace or by its employees,” the statement said, pointing out it “took prompt action” and made a decision based on the evidence presented when Fullido initially filed an administrative case.
The counsel of Favila and Asprec said the charges were “fabricated” and an “example of discrimination” against the gay community.
Lawyer Evalyn Ursua called Fullido’s allegations “baseless” and said she would defend her clients against what she branded as an “abuse of the right to file a sexual harassment complaint.”
“Her baseless complaint is also a classic example of discrimination against LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual and queer) individuals and gender stereotyping against them in matters of sexuality,” Ursua said in a statement.
Ursua made a name as the counsel for a Filipina in a rape case against a US soldier.