Vhong Navarro complaint vs Cedric Lee, Deniece Cornejo, others submitted for resolution

The complaint of Vhong Navarro against model Deniece Cornejo, businessman Cedric Lee and others has been submitted for resolution.

Deniece Cornejo rape case vs Vhong Navarro
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Cornejo and businessman Cedric Lee, principal suspects in the Navarro mauling, appeared during the preliminary investigation held Friday afternoon, February 21, at the Department of Justice (DOJ).

The TV host-comedian was absent during the hearing and was only represented by his lawyer, which prevented the controversial personalities from meeting and seeing one another for the first time since the alleged rape and mauling incidents happened last January 22.

Also present were Bernice Lee, Cedric's sister, martial arts expert Zimmer Raz, who accompanied Lee in mauling Navarro, as well as the lawyer of businessman JP Calma, another accused, and others who were involved in the cases one way or another.

At the start of the proceedings, Cornejo's legal counsel, Atty. Howard Calleja, requested the DOJ panel to ask members of media to move away because they were too close from where the 22-year-old alleged rape victim was sitting.

The preliminary hearings were terminated at around 4pm. The justice department is set to rule if there's probable cause in the Vhong Navarro case.