Sunshine Cruz’s rape accusation ‘preposterous’—Cesar Montano



MANILA, Philippines—Actor Cesar Montano on Wednesday branded as “preposterous” the accusation of his estranged wife Sunshine Cruz that he went to her house and raped her on Mother’s Day.

In a statement, Montano’s legal counsel Joel Ferrer said his client “vehemently denied the charges and prevarications leveled against him as contained in the complaint of Cruz… There was no truth whatsoever that my client abused Cruz whether physical or verbal.”

Ferrer added: “The marital rape that Cruz [alluded to was] simply preposterous.” The lawyer claimed Cruz invited Montano to join her and three daughters for dinner on May 12, Mother’s Day. “They had dinner at the Edsa Shangri-La Hotel. Thereafter, Montano slept and stayed overnight at [Cruz’ current residence] and left the place the following day. The two even had exchanges of text messages of good nature, belying any animosity between them several days after the Mother’s Day celebration.”

Ferrer also clarified the issue on the custody of their children. “It is actually the children’s preference that they stay at their family residence at Tivoli Royale,” he pointed out. “It is also worth mentioning that Cruz is at liberty to see them anytime whether at the Tivoli residence or in the school where the children go to every day.” He said it was Cruz who decided not to visit the girls, “probably due to her hectic work schedule.”

The lawyer also said the complaint for violation of RA 9262 that Cruz filed on Tuesday was a “mere rehash of [her] petition for protection order [that she] filed earlier.” He stressed that “the application for a temporary protection order (TPO) was denied by the court last week [although] a hearing for the protection order is set on Aug. 15.”

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  • Manuel_II

    Ms. Cruz, sana inisip mo rin sana kung saan ka pinulot ng asawa mo, nasa putikan ka na, everyone deserve 2nd change. but you should have valued something so precious.

    • nakatutok

      baka po second CHANCE ibig nyo sabihin…hindi second “CHANGE”….wag mo na agawan ng BISAKLAT Award si pangitbudhiko….

      • Manuel_II

        Ang tawag dyan troll, lol, you want me to edit my post to your satisfaction. NO.

      • nakatutok

        ang tawag naman sa iyo disipulo ni pangitbudhiko..

    • homer


  • lennonpaul

    wala yta kampi kay sunshie hehe

  • Juan Der Ful

    Bitin daw hindi tinapos ni buboy.

  • bisdakis

    I thought it was Sunshine who raped Cesar. hahahahahahahaa

  • waraykaon

    Sunshine’s feet on my shoulders makes me happy. Cesar must be singing this song.

  • boybakal

    Cesar is already old….he cannot perform anymore and he forced Sunshine to make his junior hard but it is still gulaman.

  • ethicsingov

    The comments below are sexist against women. While the world’s mindset is advancing to recognizing human rights Pinoy’s mentality seems to be going backward in treating women and girls. Domestic violence is a reality and should not be taken lightly due to its effects on the children, health and society in general.

    • Kilabot ng mga Balahibo

      I take domestic violence seriously, and without gender bias too, since it happens to both men and women victims.
      “Domestic violence is a reality and should not be taken lightly due to
      its effects on the children, health and society in general.”


      Having said that, there is usually an abundance examples of what domestic violence/abuse is and is not. Some people use the term ‘domestic abuse’ all to often to get an upper hand in marriage dissolution, particularly in custody, and property settlements. That is why things are should be investigated properly, and not just believed because the purported victim cried in front of a camera.

      This doesn’t mean I do or do not believe sunshine, its that I hope the facts very well present its case, and decided on its merits. Not based on how reporters write the story on the newspapers.

      For example, what if a spouse (not s.c.) says s/he was raped. And tells everyone, and tells the media, and files a report. Then the other spouse present text messages emanating from the spouse-victim’s phone telling them they had great sex on the night of the supposed rape. And also some lovey-dovey pics of the spouses days after the supposed rape. Naturally this leads one to question if there is an ulterior motive for the reported abuse.

  • esquireltd

    alam kaya ni cesar ibig sabihin ng preposterous?…yan ang napala ni cesar mahilig sa babae…kaya hindi binoto ng mga tao leyte kasi sira ang reputasyon

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