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Netizens accused TJ Valderrama of being extra touchy to Shanaia Gomez; ‘Pinoy Big Brother’ released official statement

“FORCE EVICT TJ” and “PROTECT SHANAIA GOMEZ” became top trending topics on Saturday, November 20, after videos showed Valderrama allegedly harassing Gomez circulated online.

Netizens accused Pinoy Big Brother housemate TJ Valderrama of being extra touchy to Shanaia Gomez.

“FORCE EVICT TJ” and “PROTECT SHANAIA GOMEZ” became top trending topics on Saturday, November 20, after videos showed Valderrama allegedly harassing Gomez circulated online.



Many netizens described this incident as “disturbing, alarming and malicious” for it happened many times inside Big Brother’s house.

However, ex-PBB Kumunity Season 10 housemates Chie Filomeno, Richard Juan, and Sky Quizon countered the claims of the netizens during the online live streaming of PBB Kumulitan on Sunday, November 21.

Filomeno described Valderrama as a big brother to all housemates.

She said, “He’s the kuya. Everyone kasi is very comfortable with each other.Every night, every morning, maggu-goodnight kami, magbebeso. Ganun talaga kami. Si Kuya TJ ang halos takbuhan ng lahat kasi he’s like the kuya sa bahay.”

Filomeno also clarified that there is no issue going on between Valderrama and Gomez as far as she knows.

She added, “I was there also when it happened, e. Kung anong nakikita ng tao sa labas, sa loob ng bahay iba talaga yung relationship namin. We’re really comfortable with each other. And according to Shanaia, si Kuya TJ din yung confidante niya. Seeing the video kanina—parang it was just a screenshot, few clips, few seconds— parang nalagyan ng meaning.”

Filomeno continued, “If ever naging touchy man si Kuya [TJ] sa aming lahat, we would address it to Kuya. And if ever man totoo man naging touchy or magiging touchy si Kuya TJ—sayang na wala ako dun—coz I know na pagsasabihan namin si Kuya TJ. If ever man naging touchy si Kuya, di talaga dapat mangyari yun. Pero kasi, everything was taken out of context siguro. I don’t wanna speak in behalf of Shanaia kasi si Shanaia ang involved dito at si Kuya TJ.Me as an ate, I will never tolerate that if ever may harassment nga na nangyayari sa loob.”

Quizon then commented that everyone should wait for Gomez’s statement about the issue. He also said that Big Brother is not tolerating any kind of harassment inside the PBB house.

“Big Brother will never tolerate any kind of harassment, sexual harassment, regardless of gender inside the house. Mapapanood natin kung ano masasabi ni Shania mismo,” Quizon said.

Meanwhile, Juan supposed that Valderrama is experiencing “borderline cyber bullying” following his viral videos with Gomez. He explained that the videos and screenshots of Valderrama and Shanaia are not adequate evidences to prove that the alleged harassment inside the PBB house.

Juan explained, “We don’t want to be enabling, to be allowing any of this to happen. The program, the show, Big Brother, everyone will not allow this to happen. At the same time, we want to tread carefully because we only see screenshots, we only see the videos that are taken out of context. We have to see the big picture. Kawawa rin kasi you don’t have the chance to defend yourself.
“Being bombarded [with allegations], borderline cyber bullying na rin in a way. On the surface, it doesn’t really look good and all that. But at the end of the day, we don’t have the full context yet. And I believe Kuya will address this directly, so we get the full story, so that we will all know what happened. Let’s see.”

On Monday, November 22, film director Theodore Boborol also assured in a tweet that PBB is not tolerating any form of harassment among its housemates.

He wrote, “I’m with PBB diyan sa harassment issue na iyan. We explained it in details sa livestream last night. Tsaka we may or may not lime some things about PBB pero kilala ko ang mga tao behind the show. They will not tolerate any form of harassment inside.”

PBB also issued a statement on twitter about the alleged harassment issue between housemates Valderrama and Gomez on Monday, November 22.

It wrote, “Ang harassment ay isang bagay na hindi palalagpasin ni Kuya kailanman lalo na’t kung ito ay may patunay. Ngunit mismong mga housemates na ang nagsabi na walang anumang nagaganap na ganito sa loob ng bahay.”

It added, “Nawa’y mas maging mapanuri at responsable ang lahat sa social media at wag manghusga lalo na kung hindi sapat at tama ang konteksto at impormasyon.”



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