24 Jul – Marlou Arizala, who goes by the showbiz name Xander Ford, has recently been suspended indefinitely by his management agency.
Star Image Artist Management announced its decision, writing, "On July 17, 2020, Marlou Arizala a.k.a. Xander Ford publicly announced that he's bisexual. Star Image Artist Management respects his decision to expose his real sexuality, and as a person, he is entitled to be free. But we accept the fact that he is still under judicial trial with the case filed against him by his ex-girlfriend."
"The management has decided to place Marlou Arizala under "INDEFINITE SUSPENSION" until he will be cleared without any criminal liability. Furthermore, the personal views, opinions, and statements expressed by any of our artists, do not in any way represent the views and opinions of the company and the management," the statement added.
It was back in June that a certain Ysah Cabrejas, who claimed to have dated Arizala in the past, accused him of sexually assaulting and abusing her while they were together and even revealed that she sustained bruises from the said incidents.
Ysah said that she felt compelled to speak up after Arizala presented himself as the victim in their failed relationship.
(Photo Source: Xander Ford Instagram)