Deniece's camp--through a statement given by her counsel Atty. Salvador Panejo to The Buzz which aired on Sunday--confirmed the incident and called the dismissal as "anomalous."
"Deniece Cornejo slashed her wrist this morning to call attention to the injustice she is suffering from and as a symbolic protest against the July 11, 2014 anomalous dismissal of the rape case she filed against Vhong Navarro, which rape complaint she already formally withdrew on July 4, 2014 so she could focus on her defense on the serious illegal detention and perjury cases filed against her," her counsel said.
He added that since the rape complaint has already been withdrawn by the complainant, the prosecutor office's move can be considered as a "grave misconduct and smacks evident bad faith intended to further impair her credibility. "
While they didn't name names, Deniece's camp believes that "powerful personalities in the movie industry" have used their influence not only to reap resolutions on Vhong's favor but to cast her as "the heel instead of the wronged victim" to the media.
"The tragic saga of Deniece Cornejo continues even as the purveyors of injustice remain hostage to ignorance and progressive putrefaction," he said.
While Vhong is celebrating this latest development, according to Atty. Panejo, the resolution caused Deniece to slip into depression. Though it seemed to many that Deniece has seemingly adjusted to being in detention at the Philippine National Police headquarters, he further shared that she is still in shock over the fact that she, the alleged victim of sexual abuse, is currently languishing in jail.
Upon talking to Deniece's lolo, Rod Cornejo, he said that her wound is not serious and that she is now in a better condition. But he did confirm that Deniece carved the letter "W" and "R" on her wrist using a blade to stand for "women's rights" in order to remind her of her life mission, which is to fight for it.
In addition, Rod clarified that the slashing of Deniece's wrist is not a prelude to a suicide since, he claims that it's not in her grand daughter's character to take her own life. He however reiterated that Deniece is hurting over how the case has been handled.