Businessman: Vhong Navarro tried to rape his friend

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Monday, January 27, 2014

BUSINESSMAN Cedric Lee is standing by the blotter report at the Southern Police District that actor-comedian Vhong Navarro attempted to rape his 22-year-old friend, model Deniece Millet Cornejo.

In a “TV Patrol” interview, Lee maintained that in the evening of January 22, he, his sister and a friend were supposed to pick up Cornejo from her condominium unit in Taguig City. Upon reaching the door of the condo, they heard some screaming and commotion inside the unit.

"So, we thought may nag-aaway lang. fortunately, the door was unlock and we were able to go inside. Wala namang tao sa sala tapos dumiretcho kami sa bedroom, kasi yung bedroom naman nila ay kurtina lang at walang pintuan," he said.


Lee claimed they caught Navarro doing sexual advances on Cornejo.

"Nakita ko doon ang isang lalake na nakahubad na, naka-baba yung shorts niya at nakapatanong kay Deniece. At si Deniece ay nagsisisigaw at nagpapadyak doon sa lalake. Ang instict ko, I grabbed him from the back and hinila ko siya pababa ng kama," he said.

He confirmed that they tied him up with duct tape and initially planned to call the police for help. But Lee alleged that Navarro retaliated and started to throw punches at him. By that time, Lee's friends arrived in the condo unit.

"Pumapalag siya at nanununtok siya at pilit niyang sinusuot yung pants niya. Nahila namin siya palabas ng bedroom, nahila namin siya sa sala at pilit namin siyang pini-pin down para ma-aresto siya," Lee said.

"Napilitan kaming suntukin siya pabalik at naupakan ng ganun. Buti na lang may nakuha kaming duct tape doon," he added.

Lee confirmed that they brought him to SPD headquarters, also located in Fort Bonifacio, but Navarro begged Deniece not to file any charges.

He said the police officers themselves convinced the model to take legal actions against Navarro.

"Humihingi siya ng paumanhin at wag na lang daw i-report sa police kasi baka makasira sa career niya at hindi niya kayang ipaliwanag sa mga anak niya," he added.

Lee maintained Navarro signed the blotter report voluntarily, in front of the police officer, and they did not force him to do it.

The businessman also refuted Navarro's claims that he extorted P1 million from the comedian. He said the amount came up as payment for the damaged properties in Cornejo's condo unit.

"Yung money nag come-up lang yan dahil sa damage sa condo ni Daniece dahil sa upakan namin. It contradicts to what he is saying. How can someone who's so scared be such a good negotiator?" he said.

Lee said he was forced to come out because the issue is blown out of proportion. He said that he will also file a case against Navarro.

"Hindi namin gusto na umabot sa ganito ito, actually gusto namin na maareglo ito ng tahimik. Since pinalaki niya at pinalabas pa niya na kami ang masama, kailangan din namin depensahan namin ang sarili namin," he added. (Sunnex)


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