Bouncers speak up about viral Baron Geisler bar video

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Bouncers speak up about viral Baron Geisler bar video
Baron's talent managers also issue a statement

MANILA, Philippines – The bouncers who were involved in an altercation with actor Baron Geisler at a Pampanga bar have spoken up about the incident. 

In recent videos posted on Facebook July 7 by user Mojahid Abdulmoumen, Baron could be seen arguing with a bouncer and cursing, after he was denied entry to the venue. After much discussion, Baron decided to leave.

In an interview with ABS-CBN, Edgar Tolentino, head bouncer of the establishment, said that Baron was not allowed inside the bar because he appeared drunk.

“May rules kasi kami dito, ‘pag lasing na at di mo na kaya, bawal na,” he said. 

(We have rules here, if you’re drunk and cannot handle it, it’s [entry] not allowed.)

When he informed Baron of the policy, the actor reportedly shouted at them. According to Ronnie Tanglao, another bouncer of the bar, Baron even cursed at them. He added that this was not the first time Baron made a scene because he allegedly tried to touch the bar’s dancers a few years back.

Previously, Arnold Vegrafria’s ALV Talent Circuit Inc, the talent management group which handles Baron’s career, said they were concerned for Baron and the fact that he was denied entry to the venue, possibly due to Byron’s past issues. 

Here is the full statement of ALV Talent Circuit Inc.

“We are greatly concerned about the viral video of Baron Geisler’s latest bar incident in Angeles City, Pampanga which is currently making the rounds on social media. 

“We empathize with Baron Geisler’s plea against the discrimination he suffered from the bouncer and management of the said venue.” 

“As can be seen in the longer version of video, Baron may have overreacted due to frustration but had reason and was well within his rights to question and demand explanation from the manager or somebody who had authority, why he was being denied admission into a public place that offers entertainment and serves alcoholic beverages.”

“We do not know of any bar that discriminates against incoming patrons whether they appear inebriated or not. We can only conclude that this is a result of the stigma caused by similar incidents involving Mr. Geisler in the past.” 

“Management caused the incident and aggravated the situation by hurting the feelings of Baron. As clearly appearing in the video, there is no single justifiable reason for the management to deny admission except that he is Baron Geisler with obvious past issues.”

“Nevertheless, a place for entertainment open to the public, locals and foreigners alike, cannot single out any individual purely because of the stigma of his past, unaccompanied by any illegal act, untoward incident, violation of law, ordinance and rules of the establishment.”

“Despite the commotion outside the bar, we are thankful that Baron had the right mind to walk away in the end from the said incident.” 

Baron has battled personal problems in the past, as well as legal issues. In 2012, his brother Donnie admitted that Baron was suffering from bipolar disorder. In a 2012 interview with Pep, Baron admitted that he struggled with a drinking problem. In 2013, he was found guilty of an act of lasciviousness charge filed by Patrizha Martinez, daughter of celebrities William Martinez and Yayo Aguila. – Rappler.com

 

 

 

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