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Vhong Navarro, Cedric Lee set to bring battle to court

Vhong Navarro (Twitter)

Vhong Navarro (Twitter)

Vhong Navarro’s camp is set to file charges against alleged perpetrators in a recent mauling incident that left the TV host-comedian black and blue.

The cases they plan to file against model Deniece Cornejo, businessman Cedric Lee, his sister Bernice Lee, and several other still unnamed men, who took part in the assault happened in a condominium unit in Taguig, on Wednesday, Jan. 22 are the following: frustrated murder, claiming that the crime was premeditated and Navarro “was the victim of torture, (and sustained) serious physical injuries;” extortion, for attempting to get up to two million pesos from him; and serious illegal detention, which is non-bailable.

“When you look at Vhong – what he says – the evidence on record is going to be very strong,” Vhong’s lawyer, Alma Mallonga, told “TV Patrol.”

Yesterday, Lee and Cornejo spoke up on the issue, with him saying they only acted as such to prevent her supposed rape.

Lee claimed Navarro fought back and resisted being brought to the police station, so “napilitan namin siyang suntukin at naupakan namin siya. Nagkabasag-basag ang mukha niya.”

Cornejo stated: “Kung meron mang inosente at biktima dito, wala nang iba kundi ako.”

 

‘Premeditated’

In a separate phone interview with “TV Patrol” tonight, Mallonga reacted to Lee’s version of the incident.

“It’s so easy to say these things, but in the end, it’s the evidence. Meron tayong mga medico legal reports; there is going to be (I understand) a CCTV on this; there are text messages; there are circumstances,” she enumerated.

Mallonga questioned the details of the police blotter, particularly why it was filed at the Southern Police District (SPD) in Bonifacio Global City.

“Pati yung nakalagay dun sa police blotter, ’yung explanation nila, kung totoong merong nangyari, tapos dun sa kahuli-hulihan, nakalagay, (na) hindi naman sila magsasampa ng kaso; anong klaseng complaint yun?

“And, this supposed to (have) happened in Burgos – sa’n dinala si Vhong? Bakit sila umabot sa SPD? Nasaan yun? Napakalayo, hindi ba? So, in the end, ’yung sinasabi nila na parang kami ang naglabas nito – no.”

She believes “this whole thing, ’yung pagb-blotter” is “premeditated plan.”

“Ang ginawa nilang krimen na ito kay Vhong, binrutalize nila, tinorture nila, binaboy nila, and in order for Vhong not to say anything, ginawa nila ito: Ni-report nila sa pulis, parang sabi kay Vhong, wag kang magsasalita, wag kang magsusumbong, para may insurance kami ipapa-blotter namin ha, pero wag kang mag-aalala dahil ito’y mawawala naman. Basta gawin mo lang yung sinasabi namin, ano yung pinapagawa, magbigay ka ng not 200 thousand, 500 thousand, one million, naging two million…” Mallonga said.

She responded to Lee’s statement that he took a video of Navarro’s face unless the actor aggravates his bruises. Mallonga said that immediately after the incident happened, Navarro went to the hospital “and the medico legal records will support the injuries he sustained.”

On the issue of extortion, in which Lee explained that the one million they were asking for was for the damages supposedly wrought on the condominium and for moral damages, Mallonga asked, “Sino bang nag-damage nun? Sinong nanuntok? Sinong nakasira? And one million? For a TV? Nakakatawa, nakakatawa… The condition of Vhong is such that ano bang mas believable? Would he be in a position to say no? To negotiate? Nakita niyo ang kanyang itsura eh, nakita niyo ang kanyang kundisyon.”

She pointed out that the priority of those who care for Vhong is his recovery, although “unfortunately…merong lumabas na publication na pinapakita doon, na parang pinapalabas nila na, si Vhong pa ang perpetrator ng isang krimen. It’s too much. And they have encouraged Vhong to speak his truth because in the end, because of yung pananakot sa kanya, yung threat, not only to him but to his family members, his best protection is to tell the truth, which is what he did.”

Mallonga reiterated Navarro’s stand.

“He is not a rapist. May takot siya sa Diyos, may pagmamahal siya sa kapwa niya, sa mga anak niya, sa pamilya niya. He may not be a saint, but he is not a criminal. He is a victim of a vicious crime.”

She challenged Lee’s camp, who is mulling to charge Navarro with libel, to “Do it. Just do it. Because we’re also prepared to stand by the truth, we have preserved the records, we have documented everything – magf-file kami ng kaso – and it will be very soon. Tomorrow we’ll file the case, so do it. Gawin na nila ’yung gusto nilang gawin, and mabuti siguro magkaalaman na. Because we are very confident on the basis of the evidence…and just the consistency of the story, the believability, the credibility of the story.”

  • thatzkey

    bigyan ng cup noodless..ang dalawang kampo..hahaha…

  • Farell Jayne Chica Pamisa

    B true to ur self lng khit anung pretend nyo nakikita parin ng dyoz ang lahat ng ng gnawa nyo….

  • shangshang

    Cornejo stated: “Kung meron mang inosente at biktima dito, wala nang iba kundi ako.”
    Excuse me Cornejo. Why would you say such thing like that? You are part of the Crime. You are blackmailing Vhong and and kakampi mo sina Lee. The CCTV may prove some evidences right? WE KNOW YOU ARE GUILTY CORNEJO. YOU ARE NOT INNOCENT AT ALL. KA – LINK KAYO NI LEE :) … and you stated Vhong Raped you or Attempting to Rape You.. hahaha.. nakakatawa lang Dont tell me within that LITTLE MINUTES AS SHOWN IN THE CCTV… HE IS GOING TO RAPE YOU? ALL YOU THINK IS SEX.Coz you think Vhong Likes you that much….nonsense ka cornejo…para kalang Koneho…

  • joab

    i understand vhong… nakakasawa ang laging adobo, pwedeng tumikim din ng kare kare paminsan minsan… ^_^v get well VN…

  • タケル

    a minute ago −
    I am not a fan of Vhong especially i am out of the country but i am following what has been going on with the incident.

    Ang masasabi ko lang even a simple perso who has less knowledge about law kayang suriin kung sino ang may kasalanan. If we look at various angles how the incident happened Vhong is the victim.

    1. If it was not not a set up, nung mangyari yon why didn’t they call the attention the guard on duty? Bakit di sila tumawag man lang sa guard or call a police and turned over to the authority?

    2. Bakit di nila pinapunta ang mga police sa place crime scene? If it was just for the record, di ba dapat din nila ipakita ang place crime scene?

    3. We have the citizen’s arrest, up to what extent? Kailangan mo bang ilagay sa kamay mo ang batas sa pamamagitan ng pambubugbog?

    4. Kung hindi planned yon, sa 7 or 8 sila na nanduduon wala man lang ba isa sa kanila ang pwedeng maghinahon at sabihin na wag ng bugbugin ipresenta nalang atin sa police?

    5. 6-7 people against 1. Ano sa palagay nyo? Kahit na siguro si packman, di kakayanin yan.

    Lately I am following the news, cedric has a lot of loopholes in his statements which were aired on TV. Paano nya iyon babawiin? He said they don’t have any plan to leave the phil, ano yong onlie booking na yon?

  • Guest

    a minute ago −
    I am not a fan of Vhong especially i am out of the country but i am following what has been going on with the event.

    Ang masasabi ko lang even a simple perso who has less knowledge about law kayang suriin kung sino ang may kasalanan. If we look at various angles how the incident happened Vhong is the victim.

    1. If it was not not a set up, nung mangyari yon why didn’t they call the attention the guard on duty? Bakit di sila tumawag man lang sa guard or call a police and turned over to the
    2. Bakit di nila pinapunta ang mga police sa place crime scene? If it was just for the record, di ba dapat din nila ipakita ang place crime scene?

    3. We have the citizen’s arrest, up to what extent? Kailangan mo bang ilagay sa kamay mo ang batas sa pamamagitan ng pambubugbog?

    4. Kung hindi planned yon, sa 7 or 8 sila na nanduduon wala man lang ba isa sa kanila ang pwedeng maghinahon at sabihin na wag ng bugbugin ipresenta nalang atin sa police?

    5. 6-7 people against 1. Ano sa palagay nyo? Kahit na siguro si packman, di kakayanin yan.

    Lately I am following the news, cedric has a lot of loopholes in his statements which were aired on TV. Paano nya iyon babawiin? He said they don’t have any plan to leave the phil, ano yong onlie booking na yon?