Continued intimidation after Vhong Navarro mauling?

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Cedric Lee called Vhong Navarro a 'rapist' and used cuss words in addressing the celebrity in his text messages after the alleged mauling incident, according to Navarro's affidavit

SWORN STATEMENT. Vhong Navarro files a supplemental affidavit before the Department of Justice, 06 Feb 2014. Photo by Ritchie Tongo/EPA

MANILA, Philippines – A series of text messages received by TV host and comedian Vhong Navarro show continued attempts of Cedric Lee to obtain money from the celebrity even after the reported January 22 mauling incident.

In a supplemental affidavit filed Thursday, February 6, before the Department of Justice (DOJ), Navarro outlined 9 messages from Lee that he received asking him for payment of damages against model-stylist Deniece Cornejo and for destroyed furniture in the unit where he was allegedly beaten up. 

The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) has filed a series of charges related to the incident against Cornejo, Lee, Bernice Lee, Ferdinand Guerrero, Zimmer Rance, a certain alias “Mike,” and two more unidentified suspects. The NBI has previously said CCTV footages obtained by the bureau supports Vhong’s side of the story. (READ: NBI on Vhong Navarro: CCTV footages belies rape charges)

Model-stylist Cornejo refuted Navarro’s allegations and accused Navarro of raping her, prompting her friends to defend her. 

In the text messages of Lee to Navarro based on the affidavit, Lee called Navarro a “rapist” and used cuss words in addressing the celebrity.

The claimed citizen arrest by Cornejo’s camp also surfaced in the series of text messages. According to the affidavit, Lee, on the evening of January 23, texted Navarro: “We are not extortionists. We just give justice where justice is due.”

On the afternoon of January 23, Lee texted: “Bayaran mo yung mga damages sa kanya and mga nawasak na furniture dun. Basag yun TV, etc. Text ko sayo account niya. Kawawa yun tao… Pag inulit mo pa yan, di lang yan ang mangyayari sayo.

(Pay the damages against her and the destroyed furniture. The TV is broken, etc. I will text you her account. The person is wretched… If you repeat that, that’s not the only thing that will happen to you.)  

On the evening of January 23, Lee texted: “Nag-complain ka pala sa NBI ha. Gusto po pa-media na lang natin ito at nang malaman ng buong bayan ang ginawa mo.

(You even complained to the NBI? You want to fight this out in media, so the entire world will know what you did.)

Navarro, in his previous affidavit, said he was blindfolded, beat up, videotaped with his pants down, and was forced at gunpoint to say on tape that he raped a friend. – Rappler.com