Vina Morales says ex Cedric Lee detained their daughter
Vina Morales says ex Cedric Lee detained their daughter

Mark Fredesjed R. Cristino

Vina says ex-boyfriend Cedric Lee forcibly detained their daughter and violated court-approved visitation rights

MANILA, Philippines – Vina Morales filed a complaint against her ex-boyfriend Cedric Lee for keeping their daughter Ceana forcibly detained for 9 days, according to Pep.

Cedric also violated court-approved visitation rights, which state that he can only visit Ceana on Saturdays, said Vina.

The actress said that she filed the complaint on Friday, June 3 and will have a hearing on June 8.

She told Pep, “Cedric detained my daughter Ceana forcibly without my permission for 9 days while I was away, and violated the court-approved visitation rights every Saturday.”

She added that she got her daughter back on May 23. Her sister and fellow actress Shaina Magdayao was with her and posted a photo of themselves together captioned, “Finally got our baby back yesterday after a stressful week!”

Vina said she was on vacation with her current boyfriend, Marc Lambert, when the incident happened. She had been posting photos of her trip to Switzerland and Saint-Tropez since May 10.

“She [Ceana] is only 7 years old and was confused with what happened and a bit traumatized,” Vina added.

She also said that she’s done being silent when it comes to fighting for her child: “Ngayon, handa na akong lumaban para sa anak ko. May hangganan din ang pambu-bully niya sa akin at sa pamilya ko.” (Now, I’m ready to fight for my child. There are limits to his bullying me and my family too.) 

Cedric, a businessman, and Vina broke up in 2009. 

In 2014, Cedric, Deniece Cornejo, and 5 others were charged with serious illegal detention and grave coercion, but they posted bail in September. This, because of Vhong Navarro’s allegations that Lee’s company beat him up after Deniece accused him of rape.

In July 2015, the Taguig Regional Trial Court Branch 153 affirmed bail for Cedric Lee, Deniece Cornejo and Simeon “Zimmer” Raz. –

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