Baron is also a victim, says Mother Lily

Posted at 01/20/2011 5:06 PM | Updated as of 01/21/2011 1:56 PM

MANILA, Philippines - Controversial actor Baron Geisler has found an ally in movie producer Lily Monteverde of Regal Films.

Monterverde on Thursday told ABS-CBN News that she feels sorry for Geisler, who was recently accused of touching veteran actress Cherry Pie Picache’s breasts.

"Nakakaawa. Naawa ako kay Baron. Parang he's a victim lang, parang biktima lang siya, naawa ako," she said of the talented actor.

Monteverde added that Geisler's alleged misbehavior might be traced to his “lonely past.”

The film producer is still willing to offer a project to the young actor despite the decision of the members of the Professional Artist Management, Inc. to prohibit their talents from working with Geisler. 

Monteverde said: "Bakit hindi? Magaling siya, he's a very good actor." she added.

When asked if Geisler deserves to be forgiven, Monteverde answered in the affirmative.

Meantime, Arnold Vegafria, Geisler’s talent manager, said that he and his ward “will comply with the directive of PAMI to reach out to Cherry Pie Picache.”

Geisler is expected to release an official statement with regard to PAMI’s decision on Friday.