MANILA, Philippines – Maricel Soriano has reportedly made peace with her two maids who last year accused the actress of beating them up.
In his column for the Philippine Star, which was published on Tuesday, entertainment editor Ricky Lo said, “Everything has been settled out of the court.”
A statement from the “aggrieved parties” sent to the newspaper through Soriano’s manager Shirley Kuan and Viva Entertainment Inc. boss Vic del Rosario said the incident was “a mere misunderstanding caused by emotional outburst.”
“The two parties have decided to make peace and put what happened behind them,” the statement read.
It can be recalled that in June last year, Soriano’s two female household workers Camille Acojedo, 18 and May Cachuela, 22, accused the actress of physically and verbally abusing them, with one of them saying that she even threatened to shoot her.
Acojedo and Cachuela then filed charges of physical injuries and grave threats against the veteran actress.
Soriano has denied all the accusations made by her former housemaids.
According to the statement released by Philippine Star, “the two parties were given a chance to explain their sides to each other,” with the help of broadcaster Mon Tulfo and ALE Partylist Rep. Catalina Bagasina.
Soriano, Acojedo and Cachuela also thanked Tulfo and Bagasina “for helping sort out the mess,” the statement read.