By REYMA BUAN-DEVEZA
Controversial actor and former Pinoy Big Brother celebrity housemate Baron Geisler was charged with sexual harrassment and acts lasciviousness at Camp Crame by Patricia Martinez, 21, eldest daughter of veteran actors William Martinez and Yayo Aguila.
• Patricia Martinez files harrassment case vs Baron Geisler
• Baron Geisler's statement on the harrasment case
Patricia filed the charges against Baron following an incident inside a club in Makati late Friday night. William accompanied his daughter in filing their formal complaint at the Women and Children's Desk office at Camp Crame in Quezon City.
The young lady tearfully recounted to ABS-CBN's TW Patrol World how a very drunk Baron asked to have sex with her. She added that he embraced her and touched her breast.
Patricia admitted that she was with her friends at a bar, and that she was the one who texted Baron and invited him to join them. Baron later went to the bar with his friends.
"Bilangin ko daw ang pera niya, he asked me kung may boyfriend na ako, sabi ko oo, inulit nya ang tanong, sinagot ko uli, tapos sabi niya mag seks tayo. Niyakap niya ako ng mahigpit, ginamit ko na lang panangga ulo ko, tapos hinawakan niya face ko, tapos breast ko, I wanted to smack him right then and there.
"Tinatanong ko nga sarili ko ? Am I that cheap? Hindi na niya ako nirespeto bilang anak ng mommy ko. Sinira niya yung tiwala ng mommy ko sa kanya. Kung ibang tao yon, I would let it go siguro pero kilala ko siya"," Patricia added.
William lamented Geisler's act, citing the experience of her wife, Yayo, while she was still inside the PBB house. Geisler was caught on camera kissing Yayo on the lips.
"This has gone far enough, he should be taught a lesson... ang anak ko is not a showbiz personality. ...tatlong beses niyang ginawa yan. Kay Yayo, nakita naman 'yan sa TV. Nasundan pa sa labas ng bahay. Binastos niya pagkatao ko bilang ama, tapos ng nanay, ngayon naman anak naman. Dapat tigilan na yan, gagawin niya yan sa lahat ng babae... pinagpalit niya nga nanay niya sa sigarilyo, that shows what kind of person he is, di ba?" said William.
Patricia said that she is extremely disappointed with the actor whom she considered a family friend.
"I am not asking for sympathy but I don't want to suffer anymore. I have to do this for my sake, for my sisters and all the others who are in the same situation. kahit ano'ng sabihin niya, itututloy ko 'to," Patricia said.
William added that he will also seek a travel ban against Baron, who is an American citizen.
In DZMM's Showbiz Mismo interview this afternoon April 28, Baron Geisler denied the allegations of sexual harrassment.
"Bale noong araw na yon (Fridy) galing akong workshop for a new soap, then later on may nag-text sa akin. Nasa Makati ako that time hinatid ko ang friend ko. May nag-text sa akin 'Kuya Ba, where are you?' sabi 'ko who is this?' sabi niya 'this is Pat anak ni mommy Yayo.' And then sabi niya 'punta ka dito wala si Mama ganito ganyan,' 'saan?' yun nga sa Kiama [?] sa club, sa bar.
Geisler said he went to the bar and found Patricia with a group of friends. They were already drinking.
"So later on nag-isang beer ako tapos nag-order pa ako ng isa, so nahiya ako. Pero later on naki-mingle na ako kasi may mga friends ako doon like sila Paulo Paraiso. So nakikipag-kwentuhan muna ako... so later on umalis na ako.
"Then noong naka-tatlong beer na ako, wala akong money so nag-withdraw ako ng pera sa ATM tapos bumalik ako doon to pay. Tapos nandoon na siya sa likod ko, then niyakap ko siya tapos tinulak niya ako. Sabi ko 'sorry I have to go na,' parang ganoon tapos niyakap ko ulit. So I think dahil doon parang yun nabastos siya, pero walang katotohanan yung sa paghawak ko sa boobs," he explained.
Geisler added that he would never do such things against Patricia since he considers her a little sister.
Geisler denied that he asked for sex. He explained that he was simply "acting out" his character for his new film, where he plays a sexual predator. He said that he was simply acting out his character for Patricia, in order to get feedback.
"No, no that's not true. Ako mahilig ako na kapag may bago akong role like bading, ginagawa ko to my friends and asking for their approval. Ito bagong role ko na manyak siguro she took it a wrong way. Di ba parang kapamilya, so akala ko ay maiintindihan niya na naglalaro ako as a character. Eh galing ako sa workshop so yun lang." he explained.
After that, the next day tinawagan ko ang mga friends ko dahil nabalitaan ko na minolestiya ko daw siya. So tinawagan ko ang mga friends ko sabi ko 'Pau may ginawa ba ako kagabi' sabi niya 'wala kasi ang aga mong umalis sa club.'
Geisler also denied that he kissed Yayo Aguila while they're still in PBB house.
"Wala po. Kasi si Yayo parang second mom ko na 'yan sobra. Ako naturally malambing akong tao. Kung nabigyan niya ng malisya o kahit yung anak niya si Pat, kung nabigyan ang aking malisya na nagbabye-bye po ako, hindi ko na alam kung ano ang gagawin ko. Hindi ko din alam kung saan nanggaling ang anger ni Tito William.
The actor said he is willing to talk to Martinez face-to-face to settle and clear the issue.
"Kasi siyempre wala siya sa pangyayari na yon. Makikinig siya doon sa anak niya. Yayo is in the States. I was trying to get in touch with her pero hindi ko ma-contact." Baron said.
Baron also had this message to Willam and Yayo. "To sir william and mam Yayo, hindi pa din magbabago ang tingin ko sa inyo. Mataas pa di nang tingin ko sa inyo, kapamilya ko pa din kayo. Pero kung ganoon ang tingin niyo sa akin, yun nga ang kinakatakot ko yung ganoon ang tingin sa akin. Pero ako alam ko at may mga kasama akong makakapagpapatunay na wala akong ginawang masama."
Baron stands firm in saying that he is ready to face Patricia with her family. He also said that he's ready to face the charges in court, if the matter is not settled between him and the Martinez family.