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Cedric Lee, the businessman in the Vhong Navarro case, has threatened the lawyer of Navarro.
Alma Mallonga revealed the threat in a recent interview.
Lee is one of the central figures in the situation, which started on January 22 after he, Deniece Cornejo, and some associates–including his sister–accused Navarro of raping Cornejo at her apartment.
But Navarro says that he was beaten and forced into admitting the rape under attempted extortion.
Evidence in the case, including CCTV footage, appears to back up Navarro.
The case is ongoing.
Mallonga told ABS-CBN that she received a threat directly from Lee, telling her to either settle or drop the case; otherwise, she herself will also face charges.
Mallonga has been adamant in saying that she believes Lee is behind the rape complaint from Roxanne Cabanero, which followed Cornejo’s complaint.
A third complaint was lodged recently from a third woman.
Both of those cases allegedly happened years ago, in 2010 and 2009 respectively.