Through a text message sent to pep.ph this morning, Feb. 20, 2014, businessman Cedric Lee denied his connection with Roxanne Cabanero, an alleged rape victim of actor-TV host Vhong Navarro. Cedric was forced to come out and defend himself when Atty. Alma Mallonga mentioned his name on Aquino & Abunda Tonight, one of the late night programs of ABS-CBN via phone-patch.
"Some weeks ago, Cedric has already been saying that he's been talking to some women, and I understand that his lawyer also said that they have other weapons," Atty. Alma Mallonga said during the interview.
To clear the issue, pep.ph contacted Cedric and asked if he knows Roxanne Cabanero. "I don't know Roxanne. But since we found out now thru the news that she's also a victim of that r****t Vhong, then we'll ask our lawyers to try to get to know their lawyers, so maybe we can work together and support each other. There's nothing wrong with that. The enemy of my enemy is my friend," Cedric texted.
The businessman was also asked to say something about his previous statement regarding the alleged rape victims of the It's Showtime host, but based on his text message, he doesn't have any knowledge regarding the issue. "I only heard about it. We're not sure if some more will be brave enough to come out," he said.
Just minutes after reading his statement on pep.ph, netizens took to their social media accounts and expressed their feelings regarding the report. Some of them are thinking that Cedric is telling the truth while others are still castigating him because of his alleged involvement in a mauling incident happened in Forbeswood Heights Condominium last Jan. 22.
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