Roxanne Cabanero Says She Is Being Harassed By Slimmers World InternationalRoxanne Cabanero said she is being harassed by Slimmers World International, the organizer of the Miss Bikini Philippines 2010, by filing a P1.6-million suit against her.
Aside from the suit, Slimmers World also asked Roxanne not to drag its name nor the Miss Bikini Philippines pageant on her interviews regarding Vhong Navarro's alleged rape of her back when she was still a contestant.
Roxanne said she is being stressed from what's happening. "Pinaglalaban ko yung isang bagay, 'tapos ito, medyo humaharang para ipaglaban ko yung dapat kong ipaglaban." That's what hurts her the most.
Atty. Virgilio Batalla, Roxanne's legal counsel, questioned the intention of Slimmers World. He alleged that Slimmers World is connected to Vhong's camp.
He said Roxanne cannot possibly pay the damages because she is only poor. Also, she lost her job as a freelance research analyst and paralegal in the midst of the controversies.
Roxanne said the company she is working for did not fire her. However, they opted not to renew her contract.
The former beauty queen said she's very confident that they will win the case because they are fighting for the truth. "Karapatan kong sabihin kung anuman ang meron doon sa katotohanan na 'yon, and I'm not going to be discouraged by any of this harassment or yung mga tactics nila."
Roxanne alleged Slimmers World is connected to Vhong's camp. But the legal counsel of Slimmers World denied such connection to the actor-TV host.
She is also not affected by the Department of Justice's decision to junk the rape complaint by Deniece Cornejo against Vhong. DOJ also filed serious illegal detention and grave coercion raps against Deniece, Cedric Lee and their group.
Roxanne said she's saying the truth, and she will not be discouraged by what happened to Deniece's case. She's not reading anything anymore or even comments on the Internet, so she has no idea why Deniece's case was junked.
She tries to avoid that part, she added.
Earlier, the court also issued warrants of arrest against the suspects in Vhong's case. This is for the grave coercion case. They were able to set bail. The court has yet to issue a warrant of arrest with regards to the serious illegal detention case, a non-bailable offense.
Although Roxanne is disappointed, she is not losing hope because she's just telling the truth. "The person did something wrong to me. He wronged me."
For her, she is surprised because she is just seeking justice and yet, people are questioning her motives. It hurts because she doesn't know who's on her side or not.
"Right now, I'm just in shock and disappointed. Gusto ko lang malaman nila na hinding-hindi ako susuko sa labang ito with Vhong."