The female friend of Vhong Navarro, Deniece Cornejo broke her silence in an exclusive interview with ABS-CBN News on Monday, January 27, 2014, stressing that she is the victim and not Vhong Navarro as claimed by the actor.
Watch the video interview of Deniece Cornejo:
Deniece Cornejo appeared in an interview video together with siblings Cedric and Bernice Lee. The controversial model confirmed to the media that she is ready to file charges against Vhong Navarro.
Deniece Cornejo was quoted as saying “Isa lang po masasabi ko. If you want justice, I’ll give you the real justice. Mataas, napakataas ng paghanga ko sa mga lalaki na marunong rumespeto at ipagtanggol ang mga kababaihan. Kung meron mang inosente at biktima rito, wala nang iba kung hindi ako,” she told ABS-CBN News reporter Jay Ruiz.
The 22-year-old part time model and student addressed Vhong Navarro with the following statement:
“Vhong, hindi ko kailangang umiyak, ipakita na awang awa ako [sa sarili ko]. Sa lahat ng mga naniniwala at sumusuporta sa tao, lalo na sa ’yo – at wala akong kalaban-laban dahil alam kong marami kang napasayang tao – magaling kang artista, idolo kita. Pero sa mata ng prinsipyo, ang mali ay mananatiling mali at hinding hindi mananalo ang kasamaan sa kabutihan.”
According to Deniece Cornejo she initially wanted to keep the incident under wraps, saying she wanted to lead a private life. However, she said she had no choice but to speak up because her reputation has been affected by Navarro’s statement.
“Uulitin ko. As much as possible, gusto kong maging pribado buhay ko at ayokong lumaki nang ganito. Hindi ko ito pinili, pinili niya ito. Pero kung ang pangalan ko ang nakasalalay dito at reputasyon ko, ibang usapan na ‘yun,” she stressed.
“I’ve consulted my lawyer. Pero for now, medyo nato-trauma ako sa mga ganyang ugali at saka pangyayari,” she added.