"Sarah’s tweets contain false and malicious claims..."
This became part of Atty. Annette Gozon-Abrogar’s response to the accusations of Sarah Lahbati.
In addition, the president of GMA Films also said, "I have treated artists and all talent managers professionally, fairly and above board.
"Moreover, Sarah’s projects and shows for the whole of 2012 easily belie her claims of being treated unfairly by the Network."
Annette is considering to take "legal action" against the young actress.
Here’s the full statement of the network executive that was emailed by Angel Javier, assistant vice president for corporate communications of GMA-7, at 9:58 p.m.:
"Sarah’s tweets contain false and malicious claims and cannot be used to defend her actions.
"I have treated artists and all talent managers professionally, fairly and above board.
"Moreover, Sarah’s projects and shows for the whole of 2012 easily belie her claims of being treated unfairly by the Network.
"I have already consulted my lawyers for any legal action that I can take against her."
Early this morning, January 7, the female winner of StarStruck Batch 5 tweeted that she 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."
The 23-year-old was referring to "ICONS talent management that is headed by Mr. Bebong Munoz & Andrew Dee."
Allegedly joining Annette in the meeting was Arsi Baltazar, head of GMA Artist Center.
Sarah added, “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.
“My family declined the offer because we didn’t know Bebong Munoz & Andrew Dee, plus the deduction of 40 percent was too steep."