Restaurant fires support staff over lewd messages to Sunshine Cruz

MANILA, Philippines – A member of the "support staff" at Epilogue restaurant in Pasay City was sacked after he admitted to sending lewd messages to actress Sunshine Cruz on Instagram. 

The person in question, a certain Lorence Guardian, had sent Sunshine direct messages (DM) about "fantasising" about her daughters. "Sarap mong pagjakulan (I enjoy masturbating to you)," he had sent her.

Sunshine posted screenshots of his DMs, as well as screenshots of his Instagram account with the handle "cheflorence_butcherchef." 

Sunshine is a mother to 3 daughters who are all minors – Angelina is 17, Samantha is 14, while Chesca is 12. "Papatulan ko to. Bastos masyado. Chef pa naman [Lorence Guardian] umayos ka. Hindi sa lahat ng pagkakataon, mananahimik kami," Sunshine said in a post on Tuesday, February 12.

(I'm won't let this go. This is disgusting. You're a chef [Lorence Guardian]. We won't keep quiet about this.)

View this post on Instagram A post shared by Sunshine Braden Cruz (@sunshinecruz718) on Feb 11, 2019 at 10:19pm PST

She continued to post screenshots of Lorence even after he blocked her on Instagram.

View this post on Instagram Bakit biglang blocked/user not found na? Lorence Anthony Diola Guardian umayos ka! Nanay mo babae din. A post shared by Sunshine Braden Cruz (@sunshinecruz718) on Feb 11, 2019 at 11:13pm PST

View this post on Instagram A post shared by Sunshine Braden Cruz (@sunshinecruz718) on Feb 12, 2019 at 1:30am PST

The restaurant learned of the complaint and reached out to the actress. Sunshine shared the screenshot of the message.

View this post on Instagram A post shared by Sunshine Braden Cruz (@sunshinecruz718) on Feb 12, 2019 at 4:22am PST

On Wednesday, February 13, Sunshine shared another message from the restaurant, informing her that Lorence was terminated from work.

View this post on Instagram A post shared by Sunshine Braden Cruz (@sunshinecruz718) on Feb 12, 2019 at 10:45pm PST

After he was fired, Lorence apologized to Sunshine and her daughters, saying: "First of all, I am not a direct employee of Conrad Hotel and Epilogue Ph. I am employed under a Local Manpower Agency.

"I would like to apologize on the events that have happened last January 13, 2019 and February 12, 2019. To Ms.Sunshine Cruz and her daughters, I am very sorry on what happened in the incident and what I have said on Instagram."

View this post on Instagram A post shared by Lorence Anthony D. Guardian (@cheflorence_butcherchef) on Feb 13, 2019 at 12:57am PST

– Rappler.com