Vina Morales camp denies filing abuse complaint vs ex-lover

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Friday, February 7, 2014


SINGER-actress Vina Morales denied that she had filed a physical abuse case against her former lover, businessman Cedric Lee, the leader of the group who beat up television host-comedian Vhong Navarro.

Navarro has filed several criminal complaints against Lee, model Deniece Millinette Cornejo and six others in relation to the mauling incident last January 22 at a condominium unit in Bonifacio Global City.

Cornejo, for her part, filed a rape complaint against Navarro before the Taguig City Prosecutor's Office.

Since the January 22 incident, the businessman's personal connections were scrutinized in the media, including his prior relationship with Morales.

A statement released by Morales' camp through Cabochan Brizuela Tolentino and Radovan Law Offices said the rumor of a supposed physical abuse are baseless.

"For the record, contrary to what has been aired or written, our Firm maintains and so holds that the news tidbits with reference to the infliction of the physical violence at any given time to her person by Mr. Lee is purely fictional, conjectural and speculative," the statement said.

It added: "Reports had it likewise about supposed involvement of PNP (Philippine National Police) officers in the loop regarding the alleged PNP personnel assigned to Mr. Lee. Our position is that should there be any breach of protocols, we believe that the PNP hierarchy would be able to address these concerns as their established systems provide."

Morales then appealed to the public to refrain from including her and her daughter in the Lee, Navarro and Cornejo controversy.

"We appeal to everyone and sundry, to spare our client, especially the young and innocent Ceana (Lee's daughter with Morales) from negative, undue and unjust publicity both don’t deserve," it further said.

"The Navarro-Lee affair is beyond Miss Morales. Let us endeavor to give her peace," the statement said.

Vina has remained tight-lipped since the mauling incident was reported to the authorities and highlighted in the news. But the actress posted cryptic messages on image-sharing application, Instagram.

"No need for revenge. Just sit back & wait. Those who hurl you will eventually screw up themselves and if you’re lucky, God will let you watch," she wrote.

Navarro was discharged from the hospital on Thursday after almost two weeks of confinement due to swollen face and broken bones. (Sunnex)

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