Segment mo, ‘shower moment’ ko! Check out texts sent by ex-ABS-CBN exec to Gretchen Fullido
Former ABS-CBN newsroom executive Cheryl Favila made it known that Gretchen Fullido’s segment on “TV Patrol” was her “shower moment” in text messages which the reporter saw as “loaded with sexual innuendoes.”
Fullido’s camp has shared text messages from Favila and ABS-CBN news segment producer Maricar Asprec after their camp cried foul over the sexual harassment complaint she filed against them.
Marvin Aceron, Fullido’s abogado, shared to the Manila Times a copy of the complaint which the showbiz reporter filed before the Quezon City Prosecutors’ Office last week.
The complaint featured the text messages that Favila and Asprec allegedly sent Fullido between 2015 to 2017.
In one of the texts, Favila allegedly told Fullido that while she pushed for the reporter to be the social media anchor for the 2016 election marathon, she still liked for the latter to be a “strip-teaser.”
Favila also gave Fullido this writing advice: “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.”
Responding to Fullido’s birthday greeting, Favila supposedly said: “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?”
“Good morning! Tara Grets was my shower moment this morning…” was another text message that the former newsroom executive allegedly sent to Fullido.
“What time are you coming to work? (Fullido: On the way to [ABS-CBN] now. What’s up?) Wala naman. Miss lang kita. Masama ba? Sungit.” (Nothing. I miss you. Is that wrong? Crabby.) “Kailangan mo rin ng konting lambing sa katawan.” (You need some tenderness in your body.)
“Good luck on your Deal or No Deal. May the force be with you! Bawal ang jowa ha … Lagot ka sa akin.”
Favila also allegedly suggested that she made the breaks enjoyed by Fullido on TV Patrol happen.
“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.”
Fullido claimed that Favila and Asprec were in an “open relationship” and she was asked by the couple to be their “Thursday Girl” or a third party.
Favila was dismissed by ABS-CBN earlier this year for gross misconduct in connection to the sexual harassment complaint filed by Fullido with the network bosses.
The allegations of sexual harassment against the two network executives, however, were dismissed by ABS-CBN.