Model Deniece Cornejo, accused of grave physical injury and illegal detention to actor Vhong Navarro, made a shallow cut on her left wrist while in detention. The Philippine National Police’s Criminal Investigation and Detection Group clarified that the incident was not a suicide attempt.
According to some news reports, Cornejo was devastated upon knowing the court junked her rape complaint against Navarro. Because of this, the model cut her wrist to show and protest her disappointment.
Here's the full statement from Cornejo's camp.
“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.According to CIDG Chief Benjamin Magalong, Cornejo only wounded herself by inscribing her wrist with letters “W” and “R” using an eyebrow trimmer. Rod Cornejo, Denice's grandfather, the initials symbolized Women’s Rights.
Dismissal of the rape complaint by the City Prosecutor of Taguig, already previously withdrawn by the complainant Deniece, is grave misconduct and smacks of evident bad faith intended to further impair her credibility.
She is presently in a state of depression and going thru sleepless nights.”
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