New Rape Case Intended To Vilify Navarro, Says LawyerThe new rape case filed against Vhong Navarro is meant to vilify the actor in light of the current scandal he is in, the actor’s lawyer said.
According to Atty. Alma Mallonga in an interview with DZMM, ABS-CBN’s AM radio station, the case filed by a certain Roxanne Cabañero Acosta alleging Navarro raped here in 2010 is just a distraction from the cases her client is facing against Deniece Cornejo, Cedric Lee and others.
Asking why file the case only now, the lawyer added that it is suspect why the new rape case was filed at a time when the respondents to the case filed by Navarro were set to face the charges.
“This is an attempt to discredit Vhong,” she said, adding that this new case, in their opinion, is meant to “harass” their client.
It can be remembered that Cornejo and Lee were reported in the past to be talking to other supposed victims of Navarro.
Nonetheless, the new case seems ineffective in fazing Navarro to clear his name. The actor’s counsel said that they talked not about being surprised by the new case but by how they were unsurprised by the new case.
She said that they will definitely face the charge once served a copy.
However, Navarro and his camp will be concentrating on their complaint against Lee, Cornejo and others in the meantime.
The lawyer also has a message to Lee and company as she said that they will face each other at the Department of Justice where they have the chance to present each side of the case.
Furthermore, she said that if the other camp does not want to answer, they should remember that the DOJ will not wait forever.