Deniece Cornejo files rape case vs Vhong Navarro


MANILA, Philippines –The camp of alleged rape victim Deniece Cornejo filed a rape case on Wednesday against comedian and TV host Vhong Navarro instead of attempted rape.

Cornejo, accompanied by her lawyers, presented on Wednesday afternoon her complaint affidavit before the Taguig City prosecutor.

“The CCTV can only show you part of the story. What we have here, my client Mr. Cedric Lee, attorney Aquino’s client Deniece Cornejo and the other witnesses that are eyewitnesses that can tell the whole story. The CCTV only tells part of the story and we are not sure if the CCTV is clear, has been tampered and whatever has happened with that. We are not in possession of any of that,” said Cornejo’s lawyer Howard Calleja

He said that the CCTV footage of the condominium clearly showed that Navarro arrived ahead of businessman Cedric Lee.

Calleja said the public was only “seeing part of the story” and not the whole story.

“The whole story is what is being related by our eyewitnesses and what is being related by the true victims of this case,” he added.

He assured the public that Cornejo was not leaving the country and was ready to face the charges against her.

“Our client will face the charges squarely in a court of law and we are not going fight this in the court of public opinion and the court of law will prevail,” he said.

“The truth is a girl (Deniece) was raped last January 22.”

Navarro, however, denied the allegations, and said he was forced to admit to rape in a video taken by Lee that evening of January 22.

On Tuesday, the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), filed a criminal complaint against Lee, his sister Bernice, Cornejo and several others in connection with the alleged mauling of Navarro.


NBI: Vhong Navarro didn’t rape Deniece Cornejo based on CCTV
Vhong Navarro claims Deniece Cornejo performed oral sex on him
NBI files criminal raps vs Cedric Lee, Deniece Cornejo, 8 others

Get Inquirer updates while on the go, add us on these apps:

Inquirer Viber

Disclaimer: The comments uploaded on this site do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of management and owner of We reserve the right to exclude comments that we deem to be inconsistent with our editorial standards.

  • jamesgeorge

    A woman can make a man or destroy him! And vice versa! If you guys recall not too long ago,there was this woman, a talent of abscbn who had her best friend kidnaped for revealing that she has a child or she is an unwed mother? Well, that kidnaping turned out to be rape with murder and the victim was kidnaped in macapagal boulevard with the “best friend” who pretended to be distraught while her BF handed the woman to a bunch of muslim lowlifes!
    There is some similarity in this Vhong Navarro case, if evidence is verified to be true, denise cornejo might be after Bong Navarro to get noticed in showbiz circles. Cedric Lee might not be up to her expectations because he’s not in showbiz though he is capable of providing the finances! This woman thought that bong navarro would complete her entry into showbiz, her way to stardom! Again, I may be wrong but some pretty women and men are capable of immersing into a relationship to get to show business! My thoughts on this case are sketchy,i could be wrong and I do not condemn denise,cedric or bong. Sometimes things get out of hand due to our uncontrollable emotions. The police call this,crimes of passion and most of the time, the suspects regret what they had done and wish they could go back in time and stop it! Maybe in time they will settle amicably…

  • Elnore

    Kapal ng mukha nito based sa NBI walang possibility of rape. Siguro talagang malakas ang kapit nito sa military. Pokpok to the max.

  • hangal

    Pag di nagawang panagutin ng batas yn sina denise at cedric..wla n tlgang pag asa ang Pilipinas.. pinamumugaran n tlga tau ng mga baluktot n utak.. di kailangan maging henyo sa kasong ito.. simpleng storya gnagawang complicated pra malito ang tao.. LOGIC lng po…

  • batang wilson

    to NBI, hindi kaya dalawa ang condo unit na pinupuntahan ni LEE at CORNEJO? please check, base sa CCTV video ng elevator. sa 2/F may time na kumaliwa ang mga mokong, si Vhong naman sa kanan. hmmmm di kaya doon sa kaliwa nirape si CORNEJO nung dalawang lalaking kumaliwa din?
    at sa kanan nangyari ang bugbugan. sino ang pinupuntahan nila sa
    kaliwa? o parehas lang ang makikita paglabas ng elevator, kahit sa
    kaliwa o sa kanan ka dumaan?

  • eight_log

    As the name suggests … pang kalye lang talaga na LOOyer yan si calleja …. LOWgic ang pinapakita!!!

  • frank john sumbilla

    Senator Jinggoy,pagusapan natin yung kinasasangkutan mong pork barrel scam at hindi si Vhong Navarro

    • eddie bustamante

      Mabuti bigyan na lang ni Jinggoy si Vhong Navarro mula sa kinita sa pork scam para pambayad sa mga abogado ng actor. Ganun!

  • dneuwen

    baka rape really happened during jan 17 first meeting and jan 22 was revenge or payback time gone awry or miscalculated on the part of cornejo’s group when ipina-blotter nila ang kanilang pambubugbog.

To subscribe to the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper in the Philippines, call +63 2 896-6000 for Metro Manila and Metro Cebu or email your subscription request here.

Factual errors? Contact the Philippine Daily Inquirer's day desk. Believe this article violates journalistic ethics? Contact the Inquirer's Reader's Advocate. Or write The Readers' Advocate:

c/o Philippine Daily Inquirer Chino Roces Avenue corner Yague and Mascardo Streets, Makati City,Metro Manila, Philippines Or fax nos. +63 2 8974793 to 94


editors' picks



latest videos