Vhong a 'victim of injustice,' says lawyer


Posted at Jan 25 2014 09:17 PM | Updated as of Jan 26 2014 08:58 PM

Vhong Navarro after the attack. Photo courtesy of the actor-host

MANILA - The camp of Vhong Navarro said it is studying its possible legal steps in relation to the attack on the actor-host last Wednesday, which left him with serious injuries.

In a statement given to ABS-CBN News on Saturday, Navarro's legal counsel Atty. Alma Mallonga said "it is clear that [the actor-host] is a victim of injustice."

"We are studying his legal options, but our main focus meantime is his full recovery," she said.

Navarro's manager, film director Chito Rono, earlier said the actor was beaten up by a group of men last Wednesday inside condominium unit in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig.

He said Navarro was invited by a female friend to the condominium unit, where the actor was allegedly tied up, blindfolded, threatened, and attacked by the group, who also allegedly extorted money from him.

Rono has refused to divulge further details.

Navarro's doctor, in the latest medical bulletin on his condition released Saturday, said the actor "had contusion hematoma around his eyes, forehead, chin and some parts of his extremities."

"He has broken bones in his nose which will require surgery," the doctor added. "We will continue his medications as of the moment and monitor for recovery."

Meanwhile, Taguig City Police chief Sr. Supt. Arthur Asis said it has launched an investigation into the incident. The group, Asis added, is checking whether there are any CCTV footage showing the incident, or any of those involved. With a report from Jeck Batallones, ABS-CBN News