Ces Drilon statement on Gretchen Fullido libel case against her

Yesterday everyone shocked on a report when ABS-CBN anchor and news reporter Gretchen Fullido filed a sexual harassment and libel case to several ABS-CBN personalities and one of them is ABS-CBN news executive Ces Drilon. Fullido in filing a sexual harassment complaint against executive producer Cheryl Favila and segment producer Maricar Asprec and a libel case against Ces Drilon, Venancio Borromeo, and reporter Marie Lozano. 

Fullido allegedly claimed that the three "besmirched her reputation" after she initially filed a complaint against Favila and Asprec in 2017.

Drilon through her Twitter account said that she has been an advocate of women's rights and empowerment all her life.

Here's Ces Drilon full statement:

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 rights 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.


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