Here is the full statement e-mailed by GMA Network to Starmometer on Monday afternoon:
There have been recent reports of an alleged rape attempt on a 13-year old female student involving an unidentified man aboard a vehicle registered to GMA Network.
GMA Network has not yet received any copy of the complaint. But the Network wishes to clarify that the ownership of the vehicle was already transferred to a female employee of a subsidiary of the Network in January 2013.
It was also mentioned in the reports that the Network’s security refused entry to the police investigators. The Network has a standard protocol concerning such matters and this was simply followed by its security personnel.
The police investigators – who were then in civilian clothing and did not present any legal document pertaining to the alleged case – were denied entry into the GMA premises following security protocol. Nevertheless, upon verification, they were provided information as to the identity of the female employee. And they were even able to talk to said employee that very same day.
Rest assured that the Network has been cooperating with the authorities for the speedy resolution of this issue.
Butch S. Raquel
Consultant to the Chairman and CEO for Corporate Communications
GMA Network, Inc.