Court grants Vhong Navarro's maulers bail
It's Showtime host Vhong Navarro's maulers will temporarily enjoy freedom as the court grants bail to Cedric Lee, Zimmer Raz, and Deniece Cornejo amounting to P500,000 each.Monday, September 15, 2014
It's Showtime host Vhong Navarro's maulers will temporarily enjoy freedom as the court grants bail to Cedric Lee, Zimmer Raz, and Deniece Cornejo amounting to P500,000 each.
In an interview with DZMM reporter Jun Lingcoran on Monday, Atty. Sal Panelo, legal counsel of Cornejo, confirmed the news, citing the office of Lee's lawyer, Howard Calleja.
"Nakatanggap sila ng mensahe na nagkaroon ng nag-grant ng bail. In fact, pati sila lola of Deniece Cornejo ay pumunta sa court to get a copy of the resolution. ...The court has confirmed na mayroon ngang grant ng bail," Panelo said.
Calleja's law office also released a statement, saying they "welcome this positive development in the case."
"This is a big step in proving what we have been reiterating from the inception of this case which is the truth -- that our clients are innocent of the charges against them," the statement read.
Cornejo, who accused the actor of sexually assaulting her on January 17 and 22, has filed two rape complaints against Navarro, which have been dismissed.
Meanwhile, the lawyer of Navarro, attorney Alma Mallonga said that they were shocked in the decision of the court on granting the accused to post bail on the case that’s non-bailable. “We are very sure that a serious crime has been committed,” Mallonga said in her radio interview. She confirmed that they will be filing a motion for reconsideration to contest the decision.