Vhong Navarro faces new rape case filed by Roxanne Acosta

Actor-host Vhong Navarro is facing a new rape case filed by one Roxanne Cabañero Acosta, a 24-year-old beauty queen wannabe.

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According to ABS-CBN News, the woman has been identified by her legal counsel, Attorney Virgilio Batalla.

The lawyer shared that his client filed the complaint at the Pasig City Prosecutor's Office on Wednesday, February 19.

It's the second rape case against the "It's Showtime" host. The first one was filed by 22-year-old model-stylist Deniece Cornejo last January 29.

In an interview on radio station DZMM, Batalla said the alleged rape happened in 2010, but he declined to divulge specific details without Acosta's approval.

The lawyer said his client only filed the case now because she didn't have the guts to go public before the Vhong Navarro-Deniece Cornejo controversy erupted.

Batalla was reportedly mum on the issue that Acosta is a friend of businessman Cedric Lee, who on January 22 mauled Navarro inside the condominium unit of Cornejo after the latter allegedly asked for help.

In an interview earlier, Lee reportedly said more women will file charges against Navarro.

Meanwhile, Batalla admitted that Acosta, who filed the new rape case vs Vhong Navarro, joined several beauty pageants including Ms. Resorts World 2010 and Miss Bikini Philippines, the report said.