Vhong Navarro's Camp Is Insulted By Roxanne Cabanero's LawyerAtty. Alma Mallonga, the legal counsel of embattled comedian-actor Vhong Navarro, criticized Roxanne Cabanero's camp for their changing statements.
She was insulted by the statements made by Atty. Virgilio Battala, the lawyer of Roxanne, who denied that they specified the date of when the alleged rape happened.
Vhong apparently raped Roxanne in 2010. According to the sworn affidavit signed by Roxanne, she was raped on April 24, 2010 in Vhong's car near Astoria Plaza Hotel in Pasig City, where she and the other contestants of Miss Bikini Philippines were supposedly billeted.
But her lawyer said they did not specify what date the rape happened. He said it was sometime between April 24 and April 27. He added that it's normal for victims to forget the date and place of the crime because they were traumatized.
The change in their statements came after Vice Ganda confirmed that Vhong was with him in a concert at the Island Cove in Cavite City during April 24, 2010. He also said Vhong finished the concert with him, so it's impossible that he was also in Pasig City that time.
"Tingin ko, napako sila. May lumabas na mga ebidensya. Ngayon, nag-aadjust sila. Pero huwag mo sasabihin na 'yung reklamo nila, puwedeng anytime from April 24 to 27. Hindi 'yun totoo. Hindi kami bulag. Nabasa ko, hindi ako tanga, naintindihan ko ang nakalagay doon."
The sudden change in their statements is an indication that Roxanne was lying when she said she was raped by the "It's Showtime" host, who incidentally is also facing rape complaints from model-stylist Deniece Cornejo.
"Hindi ito biro. Nanumpa ka, napaka-espesifico mo sa oras, panahon at lugar. Ano 'to lokohan? Lumabas ka sa media, nag-iiyak ka, siniraan mo si Vhong, tapos ngayon 'ay sorry, nakalimutan ko, hindi iba pala, mali ang nasabi ko."
For now, Vhong is planning to file libel and perjury cases against Deniece, businessman Cedric Lee, Bernice Lee and others who participated in the attack that happened inside Deniece's condo unit in The Fort.
He is also mulling to file the same charges against Roxanne.