ABS-CBN exec wanted ‘lambing,’ payback for building Gretchen Fullido up
The controversial spat between Gretchen Fullido and ABS-CBN news executives escalated after the network’s entertainment reporter released the sexually suggestive text messages she received from her superiors.
The Manila Times, which was furnished a copy of the criminal complaint filed by Fullido, published the text messages reportedly sent by former ABS-CBN news executive Cheryl Favila and segment producer Maricar Asprec, which were said to be “loaded with sexual innuendos, amounting to asking for sexual favors” as payback for new projects and pay raise.
Favila to Fullido (2015): “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).”
“Think of writing a story this way: having sex 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.”
“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?” (I want a live rendition of your Happy Birthday song with you wearing a super-sexy outfit. Hahaha! It’s my birthday anyway.)
“Good morning! Tara Grets was my shower moment this morning…”
Favila: “What time are you coming to work? Fullido: “On the way to [ABS-CBN] now. What’s up?”
Favila: “Wala naman. Miss lang kita. Masama ba? Sungit.”
“Kailangan mo rin ng konting lambing sa katawan.”
“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.”
Favila was dismissed by the Lopez-led network for “gross misconduct” last July. Informed sources, however, said her dismissal had nothing to do with the complaint filed by Fullido.