Vhong Navarro Denies Third Rape ComplaintVhong Navarro remained adamant that he did not rape a certain woman named Margarita Fajardo, who was an extra in the ABS-CBN sitcom "Betty La Fea" back in 2009.
Atty. Alma Mallonga, Vhong's legal counsel, said that the third rape complaint against the actor is an act to humiliate and embarrass the actor-TV host. It was not a legitimate claim, she added.
On April 10, Vhong went to the Quezon City prosecutor's office to sign the counter-affidavit his side submitted.
However, he was not able to attend the hearing for his counter-affidavit since he has a taping for "It's Showtime." The court decided to declare the case for resolution because the complainant and her counsel were not there.
The first rape complaint against Vhong filed by model-stylist Deniece Cornejo was junked earlier while serious illegal detention and extortion cases were filed against business Cedric Lee, Deniece and their group for the mauling of the TV host-actor last January.
Margarita, who admittedly is lesbian, said she was raped inside Vhong's van in early 2009. She was apparently forced by the TV host-actor to perform oral sex on him. When she declined, Vhong allegedly masturbated in front of her.
Vhong admitted knowing Margarita, but he never raped her and he even thought they were friends. He described their relationship as "friendly."
Atty. Alma said the timing of this third rape complaint was questionable. Even if she filed before the expiration period, which is 20 years, it did not explain why she did not file the first opportunity she got.
"The delay of filing a case says a lot about the credibility of the claim, and of course, the ability to prove that the claim is true."
Margarita's narration of the rape is also questionable because she has repeated opportunities to cry for help since it happened inside an SUV that was parked near the set.
"Other details show that no way could it have been committed, assuming arguendo [for the sake of argument] that what she was saying was true, which Vhong says, in fact, it never happened."
According to Atty. Alma, Vhong denied vehemently how the complainant described his manhood, which is "very, very tiny and appeared to be uncircumcised."
The repeated mention of Vhong's supposed tiny penis was the reason why Atty. Alma thinks the complaint was filed to humiliate Vhong. These details were unnecessarily stated that one can become suspicious of the motivation of the filing of the case.
Vhong is facing a second rape complaint from Roxanne Cabanero, a former beauty queen and a guest on "It's Showtime" back in 2010.
These rape complaints were reportedly the hand of Cedric and his group since they were also the ones who allegedly mauled Vhong inside Deniece's condo unit back in January. Vhong allegedly raped Deniece twice, but her complaint was junked because of inconsistencies.