Life imprisonment potentially awaits Cedric Lee and Deniece Cornejo

It seems the party of underworld thug Cedric Lee and starlet Deniece Cornejo may be in deep trouble now following a detailed analysis of security CCTV footage obtained from the building management of Forbeswood Heights conducted by the Philippines’ National Bureau of Investigation (NBI). Despite some hearsay reports that Cedric Lee had some elements of the police and the NBI under his payroll, it seems the NBI have delivered on their promise of a fair investigation as evident in the reported release of the findings of their analysis of CCTV footage which shows that there is no way Navarro could have reaped Cornejo as alleged…

In happier times: Cedric Lee and Deniece Cornejo
In happier times: Cedric Lee and Deniece Cornejo

Cornejo is claiming that the actor-host tried to rape her while her companion, businessman Cedric Lee, said he found Navarro on top of the commercial model when he arrived in her condominium unit.

CCTV footage of the condominium on that night, however, tells a different story.

It shows that around 22:38 or 10:38 pm of January 22, Navarro is seen entering the condo’s lobby.

At 10:39 p.m., the TV host is seen inside the elevator going up the condo.

At 10:40 p.m., a woman identified as Cornejo is seen leaving the condo.

A minute later, 10:41 p.m., a man identified as Lee enters the condo.

Several men, believed to be Lee’s companions, are seen entering the condo two minutes later.

The woman, Cornejo, is next seen leaving the condo again.

In light of these findings, the NBI has since reportedly filed a complaint with the Department of Justice “against businessman Cedric Lee, his sister Bernice, Deniece Cornejo and several others in connection with the mauling of comedian and TV host Vhong Navarro.”

Article 267 of the Revised Penal Code stipulates very severe penalties — including life imprisonment — for the crimes that Lee, Cornejo, and party are accused of…

Kidnapping and serious illegal detention. — Any private individual who shall kidnap or detain another, or in any other manner deprive him of his liberty, shall suffer the penalty of reclusion temporal in its maximum period to death:

1. If the kidnapping or detention shall have lasted more than five days.

2. If it shall have been committed simulating public authority. chan robles virtual law library

3. If any serious physical injuries shall have been inflicted upon the person kidnapped or detained, or if threats to kill him shall have been made.

4. If the person kidnapped or detained shall be a minor, female or a public officer. The penalty shall be reclusion perpetua to death where the kidnapping or detention was committed for the purpose of extorting ransom from the victim or any other person, even if none of the circumstances above mentioned were present in the commission of the offense.

Cornejo, for her part, is also reportedly preparing to file a rape case against Navarro.

Bad news for the posh residents of Forbeswood Heights. It seems their building is suffering from a bad scum infestation.

[Photo courtesy Examiner.com.]

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48 Comments on “Life imprisonment potentially awaits Cedric Lee and Deniece Cornejo”

  1. She’s a very bad actress based on what I’ve been exposed to. She doesn’t portray a rape victim very well, or an attempted rape victim very well. Plus GABRIELA doesn’t seem to be up in arms about this issue.
    Wonder what they wanted from him, or want from him.
    Can we please return to more important things, like politics, the pork barrel bullshit, the crappily run government, and all that rot?

    1. Meh — guy’s connected to some… very shady people through the companies he’s chairman of, if the recent news I’m hearing is any indication. Stick on him — the guy shall sing, if the authorities prod him well enough.

      If this latest scandal’s gonna be a circus, I’m fucking riding the fucking merry-go-round — oh treats galore —

    2. Large amounts of money has been transferred from the illegal gambling lord and rapist Calvin Ayre A.K.A Wilson to the criminal Cedric Lee.
      Cedric Lee is now under investigation from BIR, NBI and there will be illegal payments also from Cedric Lee accounts to government officials that have been protecting the rapist Calvin Ayre.

      #BIR #CIDG #NBI #FBI #Homelandsecurity #calvinayre #rapist #illegalgambling #‎BodogSports‬ ‪#‎Arsenal‬ ‪#‎Gunners‬ ‪#‎Gooners‬ ‪#‎NewYear‬

    3. shut your mouth fucking retard..can’t you see? and what’s the most important thing here is all about JUSTICE..!!and those porkbarrel shit is on going.,only that media is not in focus on it for now!

  2. i agree with the comment above me. as what my friends says. kung attempted rape victim, di ka ganyan ka fresh. frustration, shame, stress. un ang dapat ang napoportray kaso what we see in her is fresh, na she’s good, she’s ok. if this thing goes well. maybe they can apply it to our OFWs that also gets mauled, harrased and detained by their employers 😐

  3. This got to be one of the dumbest criminals ever.. i bet they never even rehearsed how they are going to act their lies in the public. there are plenty of loopholes in their statements

    1. Maybe it’s because they never thought that Navarro would come out in the open about what truly happened. There was no Plan B. LOL.

      1. yes, tama ka. Tapos akala ko ba nung nandon sa precinct si deniece e parang na trauma at shocked, bakit nakapag happy happy pa with cedric at kinukwento pa kung anong ginawa nila kay vhong, maliit ang mundo, narinig ng mga friends ni Ms. Karen, Sigurado ko, mabubulok sila sa bilangguan.

  4. Buy why did they need to beat up Vhong if their purpose was extortion? Why did they not create a video tape of the scene if it was going to be a set up. Why Vhong did not immediately file a case against them?

    I don’t also trust Philippine’s NBI when it comes to solving puzzles. There have been a lot of cases in the past that they weren’t able to solve.

    1. They beat him to scare the shit out of him.
      They didn’t think of a better plan because they’re stupid, arrogant, and they thought their influences would be enough to turn the wheels. And Vhong didn’t file a case immediately because he got scared in the police station, and it is much preferable to consult a legitimate legal expert to represent him and handle his case, which happen to be a wise move on his part. And lastly, he needed immediate treatment above everything else and time to sort things in proper order.

      It’s not wise to do things at the spur of the moment. Look at Cornejo and Lee. Did their hasty plans and press releases do them any good? Nope. They self-detonated. It’s a clear-cut, self-pwnage. lol

      And maybe you don’t trust the NBI. In fact, nobody needs to. You only need to look at the evidences. Those evidences can be verified once they look into the master-copies.

  5. Jan 17 nagpunta si Vhong sa condo ni Deniece, naginom sila ng white wine at nagkaroon ng oral sex (this is accdg. to Vhong) Then after that nagtext si Deniece about what happened with a msg “Bad ka”,,, akala ni Vhong na yung text is about having a one sided sexual pleasure favoring only him so he replied “Bawi na lang ako next time” (maybe Deniece was offended by his reply for being misunderstood by vhong as “nabitin sya”, so, nagsumbong ang babae kay Cedric Lee regarding what happened that night of Jan 17, then maybe they devised a plan how to get even with Vhong. A text coming from Deniec again inviting him to come over for dinner on Jan 22. Then the NBI revealed the CCTV footage.

    so there were 8 people in Cedrice/Deniece group but the cctv only accounted 6 of them entering the room, 4 guys and 2 girls, accdg to NBI, 2 men were already inside deniece condo even before Vhong came in the building…

    sooooo…i think what really happened is, Deniece took revenge for what happened last Jan 17 and made it look like the oral sex (rape) incidenet took place on Jan 22,,,, but the script just won’t hold against the cctv footage!

    1. She is 22 years old. Too early to learn this kind orchestration to manipulate Cedric Lee to do the dirty job because of an orgasm that never happened.

      1. I don’t think she’s 22 years old either. Anyone can lie about their age esp. in showbiz. She was in Wowowee in 2009 and it’s impossible that she was only 17 back then because she looked very matured.

  6. Deniece Cornejo maybe a victim here. Victim of Cedric Lee’s manipulation or blackmail. My analysis is Deniece is a concubine of Cedric Lee and provided a place at a condo unit. Since she won’t be vistd often by Cedric because of other girlfriends, she gets lonely and wanted more sex with Vhong Navarro. Cedric Lee finds out and force Deniece to setup Vhong. She maybe blackmail by Cedric Lee of her nude pictures or threaten her family because in news media, she don’t want her father to go home.

  7. legal strategy – to try to get the cctv footage ruled as not admissable (tampering etc) – desperate measures unless the judge wants a rich retirement – and lies will get more convoluted and confusing.
    an exercise in philippine law in progress.
    and when the lawyer says they will not leave the country, sounds like they will. why not automatic hold departure order.
    they can legally leave the country today. nobody can stop them

    nbi/doj so often shuts the stable doos after the horse has bolted

  8. Isama na rin ikulong itong ate ni Cedric Lee na si Bernice Lee.hindi ba nila naisip na may CCTV kahit saan ngayon,ito pala ang tangang negosyante hindi ginamit ang utak.what come around and goes around, what he did the business partner long time ago.napakabait nga naman ng diyos hindi nya hahayaan manalo ang demonyo,tulad ni Cedric Lee akala nya porket mayaman at negosyante ay may power na siya sa lahat ng bagay.Ito namang Deniece Cornejo palibhasa nasanay na salapi at kahit kani-kanino kumakapit at iyon tuloy ang nagdala sa kanya ng kapahamakan,at kung ako sa kanya aaminin ko na lang walang nangyaring rape.kaya paano mo na itutuloy ang pagiging modelo mo Ms.Cornejo kung ikaw ay nasa loob na ng rehas.

    1. My pnost c toy calvento about diyan,my reliable sources daw siya na ang original plan ay dadalhin si vhong sa isang safehouse at dun nila gagawin ang gusto nila,para wlang cctv,witness etc..kya lang di napansin nung nag aabang kay vhong sa baba na nakapasok na si vhong sa condo,cguro dahil naka cap siya,kaya nagulat si deniece nung nakita niyang nasa itaas na sa vhong,dahil ang usapan nila sa looby sila magkita,myron na rin 2 car na nakaabang sa labas ng condo.nagkasubuan na lang at dun sa condo na ginawa un pambubugbog.

    2. tama ka. bobo nga! Ipina blotter nila si vhong. Hindi kaya niya alam na lalabas sa media yon, dahil celebrity ang pinablotter nila. Kaya nag pa interview si vhong, dahil naunahan siya ng gma 7 na nan rape siya. siempre he needs to confirm what’s the real scenario. Si vhong totoo lahat ang sinasabi niya. si cedric at deniece magsyota. Hindi alam ni vhong at deniece na may hidden camera pala sa loob. at sinusustentuhan ni cedric si deniece. talaga nga naman ang mga pokpok naglipana.

  9. tsk.. what ashamed to us girls yung ginawa ni deneise towards vhong. as in wla siya delicadesa.. ang ganda niya pa naman pero di niya ginamit pera pera ba lagi labanan…kahit babae ako pero di ko siya kinakampihan kasi kahit saan angulo mali pa din ginwa niya ang landi niya kasi…

  10. rape was defined as unlawful sexual intercourse with a woman against her will. AGAINST HER WILL! E BAKIT GINAGAWA NIYANG LOLLIPOP YUNG TITI NI VHONG?

  11. There was no possible rape done within a minute. On other hand, it showed on cctv that a girl(cornejo) shown leaving her unit while a man(navarro) shown inside the elevator just only 1 minute ahead then after a minute 2 men shown enter the room. The question is, paano mo ba marape ang isang tao na wala naman dun?

  12. Buti lang naunahan ng NBI as police sa pag take hold ng CCTV, otherwise, kung pulis ang nakahawak baka na tamper na ang footage dahil may mga generals na kasosyo sa negosyo si Cedric. Ayon nagalit na ang mga pulis at sasampahan daw ng kaso and security agency dahil hindi nag cooperate sa kanila at ang management ng condo dahil hindi binigay sa kanila and CCTV disk.

  13. all I can is hopefully mabulok sa bilangguan ang Punyetang to… Pati si Vhong Navarro pinag tripan ng walang puso,kaluluwang mga tao… may kasabihan tayo, “Crime does not pay”….

  14. Deniece,Cedric and the rest of your companies are all “BOBO”,gagawa lang kayo ng crime hindi pa malinis,…..alam ng itaas kung saan kyo dapat na bumaksak…

  15. An insecure business tycoon who gathers insecure muscular men. An act of cowardness who cannot handle it alone.
    Why he called these platoons of coward men to mauled a skinny, innocent man?
    Hope it will resolved soon.

  16. I think either way deneise is a victim…by cedric lee..everything is orchestrated by lee out of jealousy and if anyone disobeys..they will get the vhong treatment or worst…I think she also needs to be protected..just like lee’s galamay…they have no choice…lee needs to be invesfigated.

  17. Kelan man an justice system natin sa Pinas napakabagal. The true justice ay nasa Davao uder Mayor Duterte. Sabi niya kapag lumitaw si Davidson Bagayan sa Davao may paglalagyan. Until now Laila de Lima di pa rin niya alam kung sino si Davidoson Tan. Yun na yun smuggler na si David Bagayan. Mga hungas talaga nag naka-upo na appointed ni Binoy mahihina. Pati rin ang nbi dipa rin masuri kung sino si Davi Bagayan at Davidson Tan ay iisa. Mga tanga siya na yun…nag-papalusot lang!

  18. Its very clear n set up at pera lang ang motibo …and for Vhong Navarro justice… you deserve that….get well soon we need to see you in Showtime…we will continue our prayer…

    1. paano mo naman nasabi na very clear na set-up yun? imbestigador ka ba?

      pabayaan natin ang korte ang magdecide pagkatapos mailatag lahat ng mga ebidensya ng magkabilang panig.

  19. The justice system in the Philippines sucks. Do they have any FORENSIC evidence that Deniece was in fact raped by Vhong? Do they have any evidence like PHYSICAL evidence that Vhong did rape her? There should be semen, marks, and stuff on her body. As others have pointed out before, she seems calm for a rape victim.

    Vhong Navarro doesn’t seem to be the type to rape women.

    1. paano mo naman nasabi na very clear na set-up yun? imbestigador ka ba?

      pabayaan natin ang korte ang magdecide pagkatapos mailatag lahat ng mga ebidensya ng magkabilang panig.

  20. zen says:
    February 3, 2014 at 10:58 am
    There is no way that this case will end up good, it will be like a Hell/injustice case as always, why, bec. This group of men of cedric is connected to some of our corrupt administration authorities who stolen billions of money to Phil gov’t …These men admitted that they almost killed Vhong but, are they arrested? “NO” sorry if you are poor and have no corrupt connection to this country your case is always denied. Do like to become rich….. Connect this Abnoy Administration

    1. tama. but di din maganyan c vong if wala din syang mali, both sides my mali, ang mali nila cedric lee lang binugbog nila, pwede naman kasuhan nila

  21. wala akong kinakampihan,, but i feel victim din c deneice,,, not only vong,,, kawawa cya ang ganda pa naman, masira and carreer dahil sa ganyan issue,tao lang din tayo magkamali kaya wag maghusga

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