Miss Earth sponsor Amado S. Cruz finally breaks his silence about harassment controversy.
AMADO S. CRUZ – The Miss Earth sponsor Amado S. Cruz who allegedly harassed some pageant’s delegates finally breaks his silence.
Just recently, a Miss Earth sponsor Amado S. Cruz has been lambasted following controversial posts from Miss Canada, Miss Guam, and Miss England have surfaced about sexual harassment they experienced.
Miss Canada Jaime Yvonne has shared, “At an event at the Manila Yacht Club he took all of the delegates in my group to his yacht and had some girls take sultry photos. Again, I was disgusted.”
Miss Guam Emma Mae even dropped the name “Amado S. Cruz” who accordingly did this as per her testimony, “Amado S. Cruz grabbed my bare backside at the National Costume Competition where I was able to push him away…”
And Miss England Abbey-Anne Gyles-Brown revealed, “I enjoyed 50% of my trip but the other 50% was over shadowed by feeling exploited, vulnerable, unnerved & sexually harassed as I was approached by a sponsor on many occasions who asked for sexual favours in exchange for the Crown.”
But Miss Cuba counters these testimonies saying that she experienced the same things but apparently, for her, it was, in any form or shape, not a “sexual harassment”.
Miss Earth organizers then released a statement indicating that Cruz is “forever banned” from the annual pageant, and it “does not condone nor tolerate any rude or immoral behavior towards the delegates by sponsors or anybody for that matter.”
And now, amid the issues and controversy, the Miss Eart sponsor breaks his silence. Based on a report from ABS-CBN, is now talking to his lawyer over possible legal steps following malicious accusations.
Accordingly, Amado S. Cruz insisted that his involvement is purely for promoting the tourism of the country. He even could not understand why his sponsorship ignited such malicious issues.
He denied asking for phone numbers and asking sexual favors in return, as alleged by Vandenberg and Gyles-Brown. And about the matters of taking to Boracay, he said that it was the candidates who expressed their interest to be at the newly re-opened island. And his offer to them is just out of goodwill.
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