In her sworn statement, she said that Vhong was forcing her to have sex with him even if she repeatedly said No. She also said that he grabbed her hair and even forcefully rubbed his penis on her face. It was a miracle, she said, that her friends arrived before he could force himself on her.
This turn of events is surprising because in her previous statements she said she was going to file a case of Attempted Rape against Vhong and not Rape. However, Deniece’ camp said all the elements of Rape were present during the night of January 22.
Her lawyer Atty. Howard Calleja has this to say, “hindi ho ito paramihan ng kaso, kahit na po anim o ilang dosena ang kanilang i-file ang katotohanan ay ang nangyari na noong January 22 ay may hinalay na babae. Kayo po mga lalaki meron kayong mga kapatid, anak, pinsan, asawa na babae. Siguro sabihin ko na lang sa inyo kung ano ang gagawin ninyo kung mayroon kayong nakita na hinahalay sa harap ninyo na inyong minamahal sa buhay.”
Atty. Calleja also added that it will be on their client’s favor if a CCTV footage of Deniece condominium on the night of January 22 comes out.
He also said that there would be a conflict of interest because Siguion Reyna Law Office representing Vhong Navarro in this case is also the same law firm that represented Cedric Lee in a previous case.