Roxanne Cabenero, the former beauty pageant contestant who has accused ABS-CBN host Vhong Navarro of raping her in 2010, says that she can’t remember the exact date of the alleged rape.
Navarro’s lawyer says that Cabanero said in her affadivat that the rape happened on April 24, 2010.
On that night, Alma Mallonga said, Navarro was a guest artist at the concert of his friend Vice Ganda.
At least four people, including Ganda and staff at the resort that hosted the concert, have affirmed that Navarro was there until past midnight.
Cabanero apparently said that the rape happened between 11 p.m. and 1 a.m.
The hotel that she first said that she was picked up from by Navarro denied that any of the beauty pageant contestants stayed there.
Cabanero later said that it was another hotel.
Now Cabanero’s lawyer Virgilio Batalla says that the rape happened anytime between April 24 and April 27 in 2010, not explaining why Cabanero isn’t able to name the exact date.
“Basta nung time na nag-check in kami sa Millenia Suites, one of those dates, he picked me up in the hotel. Nung nasa sasakyan na ako, nag-usap na kami, bigla niyang sinabi na let’s go somewhere private. Siyempre na-shock ako sa somewhere private,” Cabanero said.
Batalla told ABS-CBN that Navarro and his camp have been misleading the public “by inculcating to the mind of the public that the rape happened on the 24th where they can establish a very good alibi.”
“We know very well that Vhong is a celebrity and as a lawyer or anybody, you just click on Google to find out where is Vhong on the 24th. That is on the record. Why will we accuse him on the 24th if we know that he is there with everybody who can testify?” he said.
Meanwhile, Navarro filed a perjury complaint against Cabanero, accusing her of lying about the cast.
The Pasig City Prosecutor’s Office is set to hold a hearing about the complaint soon.