Baron Geisler camp claimed that the 33-year-old actor suffered ‘discrimination’ when he was denied to enter without any justifiable reason at a bar in Angeles City, Pampanga.
In a press statement, Baron’s talent agency said the bar was considering the actor’s past issues by similar incidents.
“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,” the statement read.
Read the full statement by ALV management’s below.
“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.”
“We pray for sobriety and that the public be more discerning before judging anyone.”