Vhong Navarro recently made headlines when photos of his battered face surfaced, prompting people to wonder what exactly happened to the comedian-dancer.
The It's Showtime host has kept mum on the issue, but he finally broke his silence in an exclusive interview with Buzz Ng Bayan on January 26, Sunday. Not only did he give a detailed account of the incident, but he also revealed the masterminds behind the attack.
According to a report from PEP.ph, Vhong was mauled in a condo unit on January 22, Wednesday. He says he was invited by a certain Deniece Millet Cornejo, a 22-year-old model whom he has met two years ago. Vhong insists that Deniece isn't his girlfriend and that they only had a “friendly meeting” that night.
“Bale first time naming magkikita after naming mag-meet two years ago. Siya po ang nag-text sa akin kung kailan po kami magkikita... Pagdating ko dun, sinalubong niya ako sa lobby. Sinamahan niya ako hanggang sa papasok po [sa condo unit]. Naupo kami. Hanggang sa nag-inuman kami. Kasi ako, hindi ako gagawa ng move kung wala siya... kung hindi siya nagpakita ng motibo na may gustong mangyari. May nangyari po, pero walang nangyaring sexual intercourse (It was our first meeting after two years. She was the one who texted me to meet her... When I arrived, she fetched me at the lobby. She accompanied me to her condo unit. We sat down and had a couple of drinks... I wouldn't make a move if she didn't show any motives... Something happened, but we didn't have sexual intercourse),” Vhong was quoted as saying.
“Maayos po ang paghihiwalay namin. Sabi ko, kung ayaw niya, sana sumigaw na lang siya ng 'rape.' Sana may mga galos ako o meron siyang galos o sakal, pero wala po. So, maliwanag po na gusto niya ang nangyari (We went our separate ways. I told her that if she didn't want to do anything, she could've screamed 'rape.' I don't have scratches or bruises, so it's clear that she also wanted to do it.).”
“Pauwi po ako, nag-text siya na, 'Bad boy ka.' So, ang sa akin, ano ang ibig sabihin ng 'bad boy ka'? Dahil ba hindi ko itinuloy na may nangyari? Bad boy ka dahil... hindi ko po alam. Kaya ang sagot ko po, 'I’m sorry, bawi ako.' So, ibig sabihin, hindi ko tinatapos ang pagkikita namin dun. Puwede pa akong bumalik at magpakita sa kanya (When I went home, she texted me, 'You're a bad boy.' So, what does it mean? I'm a "bad boy" because we didn't go all the way? I don't know. So, I replied, "I'm sorry, I'll make it up to you.”So that means our meeting didn't end there, and I could still go back [to her place] and see her.).”
“So, tinatawagan ko siya, hindi niya sinasagot after ng text ko. Hanggang sa makauwi na ako ng bahay, siya na ang tumatawag, hindi ko na nasagot. Nag-text siya kinabukasan. Ang sabi niya, 'Puwede ba nating pag-usapan yung nangyari?' Sabi ko, 'Oo naman.' Sabi niya, 'Puwede ka ba tonight (So, I tried calling her, but she didn't reply to my text message. She then called me when I arrived home, but I wasn't able to answer my phone. She texted the following day, saying 'Can we talk about what happened last night?' And I said, 'Of course.' She then asked, 'Will you be available tonight?')?'”
(Screencap courtesy of ABS CBN News via YouTube)