Baron Geisler enters rehab for 90-day program willingly after apologizing on TV to Cherry Pie Picache
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Actor Baron Geisler announced on Friday that he will enter a 90-day rehabilitation program, reports PEP.ph. The news comes after the Professional Artists Managers Inc. (PAMI) banned him from working with their artists until he is "fully rehabilitated," following a complaint from actress Cherry Pie Picache.
Geisler is expected to enter the program this week, according to PEP.ph. He told Headstart, "I really want to change. I’m not doing this para makabalik sa show business, o para ma-forgive ako ng tao. (I’m not doing this to return to show business or to get the public to forgive me.) I’m doing this to forgive myself, love myself and take care of myself."
He apologized to Picache, who accused him of touching her breasts on the set of Noah, but maintained that he "thought he was just doing (his) job" (Geisler previously said he was only moving "in character" during the controversial scene for his ape-like role). "I’m very, very sorry, Ms. Pie, kung ’yong actions ko po ay naramdaman ninyong na-offend ko po kayo or nabastusan (if my actions offended you)," Geisler said. "I’m wishing and hoping to work with you someday."
The actor said he had plans to get professional help before the incident and even went to rehab during the period he wasn’t taping for Noah. He added that he found PAMI’s seemingly hasty decision "unfair" but that he respects it, reports PEP.ph.
Asked if he considered himself an alcoholic, he said yes. "I just do not know how to manage my alcohol intake. I become a different person whenever I’m intoxicated. I need to fix that," he told Headstart.