After Roxanne and Deniece, Vhong faces third rape complaint
MANILA, Philippines – Another woman has come forward accusing actor-comedian Vhong Navarro of rape, which she said happened in 2009, according to reports by The Philippine Daily Inquirer and The Philippine Star.
The woman, who said she was a stunt double and a lesbian, filed the charges at the Quezon City prosecutor’s office. According to the affidavit obtained by the Inquirer on Friday, April 4, the woman detailed that she was invited by Vhong to go inside a vehicle during a taping of a telenovela in 2009, where Vhong was part of the cast.
The Inquirer report quoted the complainant as saying, “When we were both inside the SUV, Vhong told me something like, ‘Ang ganda ganda mong tibo. Dapat makatikim ka ng tunay na lalaki para di ka na maghanap ng babae. (You're a very pretty lesbian. You should taste a real man so you won't look for another girl.)
She also accused him of forcing her to perform oral sex on him, and that when she threatened to bite Vhong, he masturbated in front of her.
She also claimed that Vhong touched her genitalia.
Meanwhile, Alma Mallonga, Vhong’s lawyer, confirmed that his camp has heard of the new charges filed against her client, according to a report by Pep.ph dated April 4.
Mallonga said that they have yet to receive a copy of the complaint, but that they would respond. “We will follow the process, knowing full well that Vhong will be vindicated. Let us not lose focus," she said.
This is the third woman to file a rape case against the actor. Last January, model Deniece Cornejo filed a rape case against the actor for an alleged sexual assault on January 22, the night of a controversial incident which left Navarro severely injured.
According to Navarro, he was attacked and was a victim of extorion by Cornejo, Cedric Lee and their other companions. Meanwhile, Cornejo's camp said he sustained his injuries after Lee and company caught him attempting to rape Cornejo. Around a month after, Cornejo said through a counter-affidavit that she was also raped by Navarro on the night of January 17.
In February, another complainant, Roxanne Acosta Cabañero, also claimed that she was raped by the actor in April 2010 in Pasig City.
Navarro denied both allegations. – Rappler.com