Kat Alano writes to De Lima about rape

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In a January 19 open letter to Justice Secretary Leila de Lima, Kat gives clues on the 'public figure' who raped her
SPEAKING UP. Kat Alano appeals to DOJ sec. Leila de Lima to stand by the victims of rape. Photo from Instagram/@katalano

MANILA, Philippines– Almost a year after admitting she was raped, former VJ and model Kat Alano took to her Facebook to give more clues about the celebrity who assaulted her. 

In a Facebook message dated January 19, she posted an open letter to Justice Secretary Leila de Lima, where she said that the man who raped her is a “public figure” who faced various complaints from other victims. 

In her letter, she talked about rape culture in the Philippines, how a public figure who is a known rapist walked free under the Secretary’s watch, and the lack of support for rape victims in the Philippines. 

Below is the letter in full: 

 

 

Back in April 2014, Kat broke her silence on the podcast Good Times with Mo, admitting she was raped at 19. She said that man who abused her is someone she met from work.

Before she admitted she was raped, Kat first had social media users wondering who she was talking about when she posted about rape in general on her personal Facebook account back in January 2014. 

Those messages appeared at the height of the mauling incident, plus rape charges filed against It’s Showtme host Vhong Navarro by model Deniece Cornejo. Two other women, Roxanne Cabañero and Margarita Fajardo later accused Vhong of rape.

“Justice from the universe. Thank you. After 9 years. Karma people. Don’t ever underestimate it. Just be patient. The truth will always come out,” she wrote at the time.

She followed it up with another message.

“I think it’s quite appalling how people are so quick to defend those accused of rape. This is why so many people get raped. This is not the first time people. That’s a fact,” she wrote. Kat never mentioned Vhong Navarro’s name specifically in any of her social media posts. 

Deniece Cornejo’s two cases of rape against Vhong were dismissed by the DOJ in April and July 2014Roxanne’s case  was junked on October 3, while the case filed by Margarita was dismissed on October 15. – Rappler.com