Rhian Ramos calls out man who 'sexually harassed' her: "What did I do to ask for this?"

IMAGE @whianwamos on Instagram

Rhain Ramos wrote a lengthy message against sexual harassment on her Instagram account.


Rhian Ramos became a victim of unjust vexation when she and a group of friends were out in a party.

In a lengthy text post, the Kapuso actress related what happened that night and the emotions that ran through her mind when the incident got worse.

She wrote, "Two nights ago, a friend invited me out, and because I had been turning everyone down for the past four months (as I had been working on a show) I decided to go.

"On the same night, some guy was out, partying a little too hard and goes up to me and squeeze my rear."

Rhian had always identified herself as a "strong enough girl" that when she would find herself in a situation wherein she would be sexually harassed, she knew exactly how to fend for herself.

But when it became a reality, she found herself defenseless.

"Naiyak lang ako. I told 2 guy friends about what happened. The first talked to the guy, came back to me and said 'hindi daw siya yung gumawa nun.'

"This made me feel even worse.

"So my 2nd friend stepped in and asked me if I wanted the man thrown out.

"I said I wanted an apology."

The man was brought to Rhian and he kneeled down to apologize, but took upon the chance to squeeze the actress's behind one more time and fled out of the scene.

"I was in tears. I then went after him and emotionally, I was out for blood... but I was too late. The security told me he had taken his car and left.

"That wasn't something I was willing to let go."

VINDICATION In the post, Rhian expressed her grief over the reality that men "would feel the entitlement to touch a woman without her consent. To take something from her by force."

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The FHM Philippines July 2016 cover girl emphasized the fact that her look wasn't provocative at all.

She continued, "I was in slacks, and a loose top. At no point did I even make eye contact with this man.

"What did I do to ask for this?"

But after sleeping it over, the actress-host realized that the way she dressed wouldn't have made a difference.

"I realized that EVEN IF I had been scantily dressed, it is NOT the woman's fault that a guy would treat her that way.

"That moment, sir, says more about the kind of man that you are.

"I hated him even more for making me question myself."

Rhian chose to become proactive about the incident and dug up some information about the man. Since it turned out that he was actually a family man from Cebu, she chose to kept his identity anonymous.

"It turns out he has daughters and for their sake, he will remain anonymous throughout this post. He's back in Cebu and I won't be speaking to him personally, but he can expect a message from me before this day ends."

FIGHT AGAINST HARASSMENT Rhian explained why she felt she needed the incident to be known to the public, "I'm quite upset and feel that it would have been more vindicating to have hassled this man, courtesy of me and all those fighting against street harassment.

"These things happen everywhere, all the time, and I want to speak to all of the people that this sitatution represents.

"To remind women to not question themselves.

"To remind guys to defend the honor of girls they invite out (and if you can't do it, huwag ka nang mag-imbita.)

"To remind fathers to think about what they would do if someone had touched their daughters.

"And to encourage men to read up on what is considered as Sexual and Street Harassment.

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"I hope street harassment will be penalized not only in QC, but in the rest of the Philippines as well."

Read Rhian's full post here:

A photo posted by Rhian Ramos (@whianwamos) on


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