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SHOWBITZ: Sarah Lahbati VS GMA7 — It ain’t over (Part 1)

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WORD WAR. Sarah Lahbati's farewell tweets on January 4 ignited an exchange of words with GMA 7 that has led to an investigation of the actress by the network. Image from the SAraH LahBaTi (sic) Facebook page

MANILA, Philippines – Days after Sarah Lahbati’s Twitter farewell to her fans, there are no signs that the actress’s issues with GMA Channel 7 will be resolved soon.

Shortly after Lahbati’s Twitter posts on January 4, GMA Network released this official statement:

“Last December, Sarah Lahbati unilaterally decided to take a leave of absence of one (1) month from GMA Network, because she said she wanted to de-stress and unwind.  Because her reasons were vague, they were not accepted by management.  While we understand that work in our industry can be stressful (as in any business), we believe that this is not only unavoidable in most cases, but also a part of what one does as a professional and/or performing artist.

Her leave of absence was also disapproved by management because of her pending obligations (i.e. Party Pilipinas, on-going promos and other endorsement commitments).  However, on the evening of Jan 2, she tweeted that she will be going to Switzerland to study, despite the disapproval given to her last December on taking a leave.  This is in violation of her contract, because she has to perform and appear in programs and events assigned to her, and make herself available to faithfully and promptly fulfill all engagements contracted for her by GMA.

At the same time, she has yet to address the issue of her walking out during taping, which caused the production team to pack-up, and incur an additional cost of 500k.  She is therefore, currently under investigation and the network is still studying on what actions to take.”

The young actress then made a rebuttal on Twitter:

 

(Continued in part two) – Rappler.com

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