Whoa, what a difference a couple of days can make!
As you probably know by now, the local news is currently dominated by this not-so-little issue called the Vhong Navarro vs. Deniece Cornejo and Cedric Lee. We've given you a roundup on it and what both camps were saying. But that now seems like eons ago (actually that was just two days ago).
Their story now has enough twists and turns to fit a telenovela. And based on these new revelations, it seems like we've only scratched the surface. FHM Nation, below are The Newest Pasabogs in the Vhong Navarro Beatdown Saga!
ACCORDING TO VHONG, DENIECE GAVE HIM A BJ ON THEIR FIRST DATE
According to the affidavit Vhong submitted to the NBI, he and Deniece had their first date at her condo unit in Forbeswood Heights, Taguig. They had a bottle of white wine, made out, then Deniece went down on Vhong. What's interesting here is that the two apparently met two years ago, although it's only very recently when they started seeing each other.
THIS IS LEGIT, FOLKS: A CCTV FOOTAGE SHOWING VHONG WITH CEDRIC LEE HAS SURFACED
Well, at least screengrabs of it. The NBI has already acquired three raw CCTV footages of the fateful night of the incident but did not fully reveal them to the media. In a series of screengrabs released to the media, Vhong is seen arriving at the condo lobby at 10:38 p.m. A few minutes later, Deniece rides an elevator down to the lobby. She is next seen leaving the building at 10:40 p.m. Cedric Lee and his companions enter the building from 10:41 to 10:43 p.m.
The screengrabs then show Deniece retuning to the lobby at 10:43 p.m. going back to her unit with Cedric Lee's sister Bernice Lee. After around 30 minutes, the CCTV footage shows Cedric's group entering an elevator with Vhong, who seems to be tied up.
According to an NBI source, the CCTV footage supports Navarro's statements and contradicts that of Cedric and Deniece. Lee had previously said that he grabbed Vhong when he saw the actor attempting to rape Deniece. However, the CCTV footage shows Deniece leaving the unit after Vhong had arrived and Cedric arriving shortly after, which could mean that Deniece was not in the unit when Cedric reached her unit.
Cedric Lee's lawyer, Atty. Howard Calleja, sees it differently though, citing that the footage disproves Navarro's set-up claim. “Pabor din sa amin dahil ang sabi ni Vhong Navarro... siya ay na-set-up. Nung dumating siya, nandoon na ang mga tao sa kwartong ito. Pero yung CCTV na ito ay pabor na sinasabing wala pa ang mga tao doon," claims Calleja in an interview with www.abs-cbnnews.com. "Klaro na nauna si Vhong Navarro bago ang mga taong ito. Yun ay pabor sa istorya ng mga kilyente ko na hindi ito set-up.”