Sarah Lahbati Accuses Atty. Annette Gozon-Abrogar of Doing Illegal Transactions at the Expense of GMA-7 Artists
Sarah Lahbati on her Twitter account (@SarahLahbati), posted this morning yet another revelation that puts GMA Films head Atty. Annette Gozon-Abrogar (daughter of GMA Network Chairman and CEO Atty. Felipe Gozon) and GMA Artist Center Head Arsi Baltazar in a very bad light.
Sarah's tweets, which accuses Atty. Abrogar and Baltazar of doing "under the table" transactions with Bebong Muñoz's talent management company ICONS, were in response to a featured story aired on GMA-7 Sunday showbiz talk show H.O.T. TV about her contract with GMAAC, the alleged walk-out issue and the illegal co-management contract she signed with Royale Entertainment & Artists Management headed by her boyfriend's mom Annabelle Rama.
Watch H.O.T. TV's video below:
Here is Sarah's full tweet message as posted on @SarahLahbati Twitter account 5 hours ago:
I saw the episode of Hot tv yesterday and I cried while watching how Gma made a one sided story about what's happening...
"It was clearly to sabotage me and to make them look clean. I was never asked or contacted by Hot TV about my side of the story.
"I never wanted to do this.. it's not my character to tweet all of this, but people need to know the truth, pinalaki ako ng parents ko ng mabuti, hindi para apihin ng ganito, and to always stand by what's true. So here's the complete truth...
"ICONS is a talent management company that has nothing to do with Gma Network, it's not a subsidiary company of Gma Artist Center... there had been rumors for a long time that they work under the table for Gma artist center.
"Attorney Felipe Gozon our big boss, who I only have good words for, wanted to get to the bottom of this mess but didn't have proper evidence.
"It became almost like a myth in the network. One day my mother & I was asked by Mrs. Annette Gozon Abrogar &Arsi Baltazar(artist center head executives) to have a meeting with them regarding my career.
"When I arrived at our meeting place in Fridays Tomas Morato I was shocked because they were convincing me to sign a contract w/ ICONS talent management that is headed by Mr. Bebong Munoz & Andrew Dee.
"They promised me projects and endorsements, I don't know why two top executives of the Artist Center wanted me to sign with another... management company and get another 15% from my salary.
"After giving us a copy of the contract, my mother and I said that we will think about the offer & we will also discuss it with my dad.
"My family declined the offer because we didn't know Bebong Munoz & Andrew Dee, plus the deduction of 40 percent was too steep.
"Mrs. Anette Gozon Abrogar and Arsi Baltazar told me that a lot of artists from Gma Artist Center already signed with the ICONS company and they will be prioritized so I should do the same.
"This is the reason why I signed a contract w/ Royal Artist (tita Annabelle Rama) dahil alam ko na Pwede mag pa co-manage w/ a different... company ang artists ng GMA.
"Because of double bookings & a messed up schedule & other unsolved issues, I needed proper management... & protection w/ my career, that's why I asked for tita Annabelle's help.
"After a few days I was asked by Gma to void my contract with... Tita Annabelle or else they will file a lawsuit against me.
"So why is it that ICONS management can co-manage artists? Why are they protected by Mrs. Annette Gozon Abrogar and Arsi Baltazar even if they get 40percent from artists salary?
"Yung walk out issue ko & diffrent blind items ginawa lang nila para mawala ang focus sa mas malaking problema, ang under the table... deals ng ICONS with Gma Artist Center.
"I was offered by the daughter of the Network owner to join a company that does under the table deals in Gma and subtract 40 percent from my salary.
"THERE IS UNFAIR TREATMENT WITH NON ICONS ARTIST LIKE ME.
"If Gma is releasing all this bad publicity about me and saying that I have bad behavior then why don't they release me and void my contract?
"I ask Gma Artist Center now to void my contract with them because I will not have a peaceful and progressive working environment anymore.
"They have a messed up system and I hope all the underground deals will be cleaned soon."
Click HERE to read GMA-7's verdict on Sarah Lahbati's violation of contact case.
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