Weekend Witness - - News - TR­ISH BEAVER

IPL CHEER­LEADER Gabriella Pasqualotto is com­pletely amazed by the me­dia frenzy sur­round­ing her story this week. Pasqualotto was sacked and sent home last week af­ter she was caught blog­ging about the life of an IPL cheer­leader.

She has been swamped by the lo­cal and in­ter­na­tional me­dia and has be­come an overnight celebrity with ev­ery­one want­ing to know the ex­act de­tails of what she saw.

They es­pe­cially want to know if she will spill the beans about which naughty crick­eters were al­legedly bonk­ing the cheer­lead­ers.

But an ex­hausted Pasqualotto said this week, “I just want to tell my story in my own way, when I am ready. It is not a sor­did story and I never wanted to get any­one into trou­ble in the first place. I was just an­gry at the way I was treated.”

“I think I had a right to com­plain about the way I was treated by the cheer­lead­ing man­agers and the IPL who com­pletely over­re­acted. That was my story, I think there are oth­ers who should have a guilty con­science, but I am not a per­son who tells tales or causes trou­ble,” she said.

Pasqualotto hopes to con­tinue writ­ing about her ex­pe­ri­ence as it was a life-chang­ing ex­pe­ri­ence for a young woman who had never trav­elled abroad be­fore.

Af­ter hours they were es­corted to ex­otic clubs and ho­tels to eat and drink fine food, and dressed in lav­ish clothes. Their job was to be ad­mired and to min­gle with the crick­eters. She says it was an ex­pe­ri­ence she will never for­get, and cer­tainly one she has learnt from.

“I have re­ceived fan­tas­tic sup­port from Twit­ter fans, who are be­hind me 100 per­cent, and I hope I can use this ex­pe­ri­ence in the fu­ture. But I am ac­tu­ally just try­ing to cope with all the at­ten­tion. Some­times I just want to run and hide,” she added.


Mum­bai In­di­ans cheer­lead­ers (Gabriella Pasqualotto in front on far left)

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