Update on Vhong Navarro Case Vs. Cedric Lee
VHONG NAVARRO CASE – The Court of Appeals released its decision on Cedric Lee’s appeal to junk the serious illegal detention case filed against him by the actor-comedian.
It’s Showtime host Vhong Navarro is currently detained amid the hearings on the charges filed against him by model Deniece Cornejo. Back in 2014, the two (2) celebrities were involved in an incident in a condominium building in Taguig City where she accused him of taking advantage of her.
The hearing of the case filed by Deniece against Vhong is ongoing for several years now. The actor-comedian also filed a case against businessman Cedric Lee and his companions who were also involved in the incident. He filed for serious illegal detention against the businessman and his companions.
Previously, Cedric Lee appealed to the Court of Appeals to junk Vhong Navarro’s case against him. The Court recently released its decision.
Based on a report on Pep, the Court of Appeals junked the appeal of Cedric Lee to dismiss the case filed against him by Vhong Navarro. The 12-page decision was signed by Associate Justice Angelene Mary Quimpo. It supported the similar verdict of the Taguig City Regional Trial Court (RTC) in 2019.
Lee brought the case to the Court of Appeals following the decision of Taguig RTC. Based on the article, speaking to Pep, Attorney Abraham-Garduque expressed their camp’s happiness over the decision of the Court of Appeals to junk the appeal of Lee. According to the lawyer who is one of the legal counsel of Vhong, the news gave the actor-comedian “more strength to continue with the battle”.
In the case he filed against Lee, the Showtime host claimed that he was really the victim in the incident. According to Atty. Garduque, he is hoping that “the truth will come out”. He remains detained at the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) and news like such helps him to stay positive and keep his faith.
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