Baron Geisler banned by PAMI until "fully rehabilitated," manager says Geisler willing to get professional help
TV Patrol World report
Professional Artists Managers Inc. (PAMI) has prohibited its artists from working with actor Baron Geisler until he is "fully rehabilitated," reports PEP.ph. Their decision came after actress Cherry Pie Picache accused Geisler of touching her breasts on the set of Noah on January 14.
During PAMI’s emergency meeting yesterday in response to Picache’s complaint, Geisler’s manager Arnold Vegafria apologized on behalf of his ward. Vegafria said the actor is willing to get professional and medical help, PAMI President June Torrejon told PEP.ph.
PAMI also said Geisler should publicly apologize to Picache. The organization requested assurance from networks and movie producers that intoxicated actors be banned from production sets. Geisler was said to have been drunk when he supposedly felt up Picache.
Earlier, Geisler denied groping Picache, reports ABS-CBNNews.com. For his ape-like role in the teleserye, he said he was only moving "in character." He said, "Nanay ang turing ko kay Cherry Pie. Imposibleng gawin ko ’yon sa kanya. (I see Cherry Pie as a mother figure. I would not have done that to her.) I’m very disappointed."
Geisler said the public should see the controversial scene first before jumping to conclusions. The Noah production crew killed off his character after Picache complained to them, according to PEP.ph.