On February 19, Wednesday, former beauty pageant contestant Roxanne Acosta, filed a case against Vhong Navarro. According to her lawyer, Atty. Virgilio Batalla, the It's Showtime host raped Roxanne back in 2010.
Vhong's camp, however, claims that the said complaint might just be a diversionary tactic.
“This filing is not unexpected but, you know, this is really irrelevant. Puwede mong itanong, 'Bakit ngayon lang?' (You could ask, 'Why only now?'),” Atty. Alma Mallonga, Vhong's legal counsel, was quoted by PEP.ph as saying.
“Some weeks ago, Cedric has already been saying that he's been talking to some women, and I understand that his lawyer also said na mayroon silang pasabog (they have a surprise). Hindi kami nagulat kasi intindi pa nga namin that this is just the first of others (We weren't surprised because we understood that this is just the first of others.”
Cedric Lee, hower, denied the said allegations in a text message that he sent to PEP.ph (published as is).
“What pasabog? Never mentioned any pasabog. its common knowledge that hes a rapist. he just hit his tipping point."”
ABS-CBN News, on the other hand, reports that Roxanne was allegedly disqualified in a beauty contest due to a certain "nude scandal" back in 2011.
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(Photo courtesy of PEP.ph)