MANILA, Philippines – Actress Yayo Aguila has called on controversial actor Baron Geisler to come forward and face the charges filed against him.
Aguila, whose daughter accused Geisler of harassment in April 2008, made this call after a Bocaue, Bulacan court issued a warrant for the arrest of the “Jay” actor.
The issuance of the warrant of arrest was in connection with the cases of acts of lasciviousness and unjust vexation filed against Geisler by teen actress Yasmien Kurdi.
Authorities, however, failed to serve the warrant of arrest. Judge Lauro Bernardo of the Municipal Trial Court said “nobody wanted to receive the subpoena at the ABS-CBN Talent Center as Baron Geisler was no longer a talent of the studio.”
Kurdi’s lawyer, Ferdinand Topacio, has announced that a “substantial reward” would be given to any law enforcer or private citizen who could give information about the actor’s whereabouts.
“We cannot let Mr. Geisler escape trial and possible punishment by the simple expedient of making himself disappear in order to evade court hearings. We are appealing to all police personnel and concerned citizens to give us information in order to apprehend Mr. Geisler so that he would answer for the criminal charges. We will make it worth their while to arrest him or give information,” the lawyer said.
Kurdi has alleged that Geisler harassed her during the taping of their television series. The actress said the harassment occurred in front of the production staff. She also disclosed that Geisler had allegedly sent her lewd text messages.
As for reports that Geisler was drunk during those instances, she said this was not an excuse for his behavior.
Kurdi said she filed a complaint against the award-winning actor because she wanted his alleged harassment to stop.