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Looking into the sexual harassment allegations in Miss Earth beauty pageant

Three candidates of Miss Earth beauty pageant accused a sponsor of sexual harassment during their visit in the Philippines, but their allegations were questioned by pageant organizer Lorraine Schuck for the timing. Vietnamese model Nguyễn Phương Khánh won the contest on November 3 at the Mall of Asia Arena. Jaime Vandenberg of Canada, Emma Mae […] The post Looking into the sexual harassment allegations in Miss Earth beauty pageant appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource: interaksyon interaksyonNov 8th, 2018

Catriona Gray, Jehza Huelar express dismay over Miss Earth sexual harassment controversy

Miss Universe Philippines Catriona Grey and Binibining Pilipinas Supranational Jehza Huelar have expressed dismay over the recent sexual harassment controversy during the Miss Earth pageant. "It's really unfortunate that they have experienced this in our country, but I think they did the right thing in coming forward and voicing out what happened," Gray saidon Mondayduring the beauty queens' send-off party at Novotel Manila Araneta Center. Gray praised those who came forward because "when women are able to feel empowered enough and to feel secure enough to come forward and to name the perpetrator, I think that's when the awareness and the action come." "And going forward, we...Keep on reading: Catriona Gray, Jehza Huelar express dismay over Miss Earth sexual harassment controversy.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 12th, 2018

Hontiveros wants inquiry into Miss Earth sexual harassment allegations

Sen. Risa Hontiveros has called for an inquiry into the alleged incidents of sexual harassment during this year’s Miss Earth pageant that victimized at least three candidates......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 12th, 2018

More Miss Earth bets urged to report sexual harassment

The company that organized the recent staging of Miss Earth beauty pageant in the country has encouraged more contestants to come forward if they also experienced sexual harassment during the competition, after three delegates took to social media earlier this week to complain.   "The Miss Earth organization does not condone or tolerate any rude or immoral behavior toward the delegates by sponsors or anybody for that matter. I immediately instructed our project director to ban the alleged perpetrator from all further functions and events," said Lorraine Schuck, executive vice president of Carousel Productions Inc.   All the delegates were asked to submit a writt...Keep on reading: More Miss Earth bets urged to report sexual harassment.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 10th, 2018

Gabriela wants probe into Miss Earth sexual harassment allegations

Women’s group Gabriela called for an investigation into allegations of sexual harassment made by candidates of this year’s Miss Earth against a male sponsor of the international pageant......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 9th, 2018

Miss Earth candidates cry sexual harassment

Three Miss Earth 2018 candidates have alleged in their respective social media accounts that a pageant sponsor sexually harassed them during the recently concluded beauty contest held last Nov. 3 in Pasay City......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 8th, 2018

Women detail sexual allegations against Trump – CNN News

A group of women who have publicly accused President Donald Trump of sexual harassment and assault detailed their accounts of being groped, fondled and forcibly kissed by the businessman-turned-politician at a news conference on Monday. “This was serial misconduct and perversion on the part of Mr. Trump. Unfortunately, this behavior isn’t rare in our society, and people of all backgrounds can be victims. The only reason I am here today is that this offender is now the President of our country,” said Rachel Crooks, a former Bayrock Group receptionist who accused Trump of kissing her on the mouth without her consent in 2005. Samantha Holvey, the former Miss North Carolina 2006 who has accused Trump of inspecting beauty pageant contestants, and Jessica Leeds, who has accused the President of grabbing her chest and attempting to move his hand up her skirt on a flight, also sat with Crooks at Monday’s event. The firsthand accounts come as a public conversation on sexual assault and harassment — spurred by a series of accusations against high-profile figures in politics, Hollywood and journalism — rages throughout the United States. Brave New Films, a production company that realized a film on the women who have accused Trump of sexual assault, hosted the event. At least 15 women have come forward with a wide range of accusations against Trump, ranging from sexual harassment and sexual assault to lewd behavior around women. Of the women, 13 say Trump attacked them directly and two others say they witnessed behavior that made them uncomfortable. All the alleged incidents took place prior to his assuming the presidency. On Monday, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said that the allegations took place “long before he was elected president” and that Trump has “addressed these accusations directly and denied all of these allegations.” Sanders also claimed that “eyewitnesses” have backed up Trump’s denials. “The President has denied any of these allegations, as have eyewitnesses,” Sanders said. “Several reports have shown those eyewitnesses also back up the President’s claim in this process and again, the American people knew this and voted for the President and we feel like we are ready to move forward in that process.” Asked by CNN to detail these eyewitness accounts, a White House official noted two reports that were made public during the 2016 campaign, one from The New York Post and another from The New York Daily News. The first eyewitness was Anthony Gilberthorpe, who the Trump campaign made available to the Post during the 2016 contest to rebut Leeds’ claim that Trump groped her on a flight. Gilberthorpe claimed to be on the same flight and has been known in British media for making claims about the sexual conduct of politicians. The second eyewitness is Katie Blair, the Miss Teen USA 2006 who told TMZ that she never saw Trump come backstage during a beauty contest. “As far as the rumors surrounding him coming backstage and things like that, dressing rooms — absolutely not,” she told TMZ, but Blair was not present at the 1997 Miss Teen USA pageant, where Trump was accused of walking in. Trump bragged on the Howard Stern show in 2005 about going backstage during beauty pageants. “Before a show, I’ll go backstage and everyone’s getting dressed, and everything else, and you know, no men are anywhere, and I’m allowed to go in because I’m the owner of the pageant and therefore I’m inspecting it,” he said. “You know, I’m inspecting because I want to make sure that everything is good.” The White House failed to provide other examples of eyewitnesses corroborating the President’s denials. In addition to the woman at the press conference on Monday, Trump’s accusers include Temple Taggart, the former Miss Utah USA who accused Trump of kissing her on the lips in 1997; Mindy McGillivray, who accused Trump of grabbing her butt at his Mar-a-Lago club in Florida in 2003 and Natasha Stoynoff, who accused Trump of “forcing his tongue” down her throat during a photo shoot at Mar-a-Lago in 2005. Crooks called on Congress to “put aside party affiliations and investigate Trump’s history of sexual misconduct.” “In an objective setting, without question, a person with this record would have entered the graveyard of political aspirations, never to return,” she said. “Yet here we are with that man as President.” Leeds added that while some areas of society are “being held accountable for unwanted behavior … we are not holding our President accountable for what he is and who he is.” Trump has personally vehemently denied the accusations. “The events never happened. Never. All of these liars will be sued after the election is over,” Trump said months before the 2016 election in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Trump, however, has never filed a lawsuit against the accusers. Sanders said earlier this year that the White House’s position is that all the women are lying. “Yeah, we have been clear on that from the beginning and the President has spoken on it,” Sanders said in October. Trump opened the floodgates of accusations against him during the 2016 campaign when he downplayed the release of a 2005 “Access Hollywood” video that showed him saying he was able to “grab them by the p**sy” because he was famous. Trump downplayed his remarks as nothing more than “locker room talk” at the second presidential debate and said he never kissed or groped women without consent. But not all those […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsDec 12th, 2017

Catriona Gray, Jehza Huelar express dismay over Miss Earth sexual harassment controversy

Miss Universe Philippines Catriona Grey and Binibining Pilipinas Supranational Jehza Huelar have expressed dismay over the recent sexual harassment controversy during the Miss Earth pageant. “It’s really unfortunate that they have experienced this in our country, but I think they did the right thing in coming forward and voicing out what happened,” Gray saidon Mondayduring… link: Catriona Gray, Jehza Huelar express dismay over Miss Earth sexual harassment controversy.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsNov 12th, 2018

Sexual harassment? Amado Cruz too old, weak, says staff

MANILA, Philippines – A staff member of longtime Miss Earth pageant sponsor Amado Cruz denied sexual harassment claims made against her boss, saying he is too "old and weak." "Hindi magagawa ng amo ko 'yan eh (My boss would never do that)," said Jhana Bueno in an  interview with GMA News TV ......»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 12th, 2018

Hontiveros seeks Senate probe into Miss Earth bets’ sexual harassment complaints

SEN. Risa Hontiveros on Monday sought an inquiry into the complaint of sexual harassment allegedly committed by a businessmen against three candidates of the recent Miss Earth pageant held in...READ MORE The post Hontiveros seeks Senate probe into Miss Earth bets’ sexual harassment complaints appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsNov 12th, 2018

Pageant sponsor ‘too old,’ ‘weak’ to harass women, staff says amid allegations

A member of the staff of a Filipino sponsor accused by Miss Earth 2018 beauties of harassment has defended her boss from the allegations of misconduct against him......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 11th, 2018

Miss Earth 2018 candidates accuse sponsor of sexual harassment | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: Miss Earth Canada Jaime VandenBerg, Miss Earth England Abbey-Anne Gyles-Brown, and Miss Earth Guam Emma Mae Sheedy claim they were sexually harassed by a pageant sponsor in the Philippines. The White House suspends the press pass of a CNN reporter who spars with Donald Trump at a news conference. 25-year-old singer Ariana ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 8th, 2018

'MeToo: Miss Earth 2018 bets accuse Filipino sponsor of harassment, organizer denies claims

At least three candidates of this year’s Miss Earth International pageant have spoken against the sexual harassment they allegedly experienced in the Philippines throughout the competition......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 8th, 2018

Miss Earth 2018 candidates accuse sponsor of sexual harassment

MANILA, Philippines – Miss Earth Canada Jaime VandenBerg, Miss Earth England Abbey-Anne Gyles-Brown, and Miss Earth Guam Emma Mae Sheedy came forward with claims of sexual harassment by a pageant sponsor during the pageant’s run in the Philippines, which ended with a coronation night on November 4. {source} .....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 8th, 2018

Another black eye for the country

This past week I was saddened and upset to read the news about the alleged sexual harassment that happened during the recently concluded Ms. Earth 2018 pageant......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 13th, 2018

Hontiveros seeks Senate probe into Miss Earth sexual harassment issue - Rappler

Hontiveros seeks Senate probe into Miss Earth sexual harassment issue - Rappler.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsNov 12th, 2018

Hontiveros seeks Senate probe into Miss Earth sexual harassment issue

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Risa Hontiveros on Monday, November 12, sought a Senate investigation into the alleged sexual harassment experienced by Miss Earth 2018 candidates . Hontiveros filed Senate Resolution No. 932 calling for an inquiry into the incidents, saying there should be zero tolerance for such acts. "Sexual harassment has no place anywhere, especially in a ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 12th, 2018

EDITORIAL - Sex objects

The Miss Earth beauty pageant prides itself in touting “beauty for a cause” and has long been associated with the Philippines......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 12th, 2018

Zahra Bianca Saldua: ‘I will go all out for Miss Earth-Philippines’

Never say die indeed. Now that Filipina beauties have been winning global beauty pageant crowns left and right, it not only gives the rest of the world an idea how resilient and persistent Filipinas bets could be. But more than that, such streak inspires more and more hopefuls to keep on going for the crown. Aside from Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach, another Filipina hopeful is trying her luck one more time. Despite already winning as Miss World 2013 second princess, 28-year-old Zahra Bianca Saldua is trying once more -- this time with Miss Earth-Philippines 2018. But why Miss Earth-Philippines and not with Miss World-Philippines? "When it to the environment actually I'...Keep on reading: Zahra Bianca Saldua: ‘I will go all out for Miss Earth-Philippines’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 12th, 2018

Winwyn Marquez Takes Home the Reina Hispanoamericana 2017 Crown

The Philippines wins two crowns in less than 24 hours. The first being Karen Ibasco as Miss Earth 2017and now Teresita Sssen "Winwyn" Marquez as the very first Filipino to join and win Reina Hispanoamericana 2017. This deserves a massive celebration! Winwyn bested 26 other contestants at the international beauty pageant held in Bolivia, and is the first Asian to actually take home the crown. As reported by Yass PH, Winwyn earned the right to represent the Philippines when she won the Reina Hispanoamericana Filipinas title last September. When she was asked during the Q&A portion on how she can promote Hispanic-American culture given the difficulty or barrier in language...Keep on reading: Winwyn Marquez Takes Home the Reina Hispanoamericana 2017 Crown.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 5th, 2017

Winwyn Marquez, Karen Ibasco crowned Reina Hispanoamericana, Miss Earth

TWO Filipinas shone on the beauty pageant stage over the weekend, winning the crown in their respective competitions. Teresita Ssen “Winwyn” Marquez and Karen Ibasco were crowned Reina Hispanoamericana and Miss Earth 2017 respectively on Saturday night after impressive performances. Marquez, 25, beat 27 other candidates in Sta Cruz, Bolivia on Saturday night (Sunday morning in Manila) [...] The post Winwyn Marquez, Karen Ibasco crowned Reina Hispanoamericana, Miss Earth appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsNov 5th, 2017