MANILA -- Cedric Lee, the businessman in the center of the scandal involving actor-host Vhong Navarro and model Deniece Cornejo, on Tuesday claimed that the "It's Showtime" host "molested" up to seven other women in the past.
In an interview with ANC, Lee claimed that the women are planning to file charges against Navarro.
"Sa naniniwala sa akin, lalo na sa babaeng dati na nyang nabiktima, six to seven babae na ang tumawag sa akin contemplating they'll come out and file charges na molested," he said.
Lee also called Navarro a "sex maniac."
"Sa pananaw nila, karma lang, it's about time... sakto, karma lang. Sa 'di nakaalam, ang background ni Vhong sa pagiging manyakis," he alleged.
He also said Cornejo will file a case of attempted rape against Navarro on Wednesday.
Lee: No video of Navarro's private parts
Lee, meanwhile, denied that he and his friends took a video of the host's private parts, saying it just so happened that Navarro was naked when he was allegedly trying to rape Cornejo in her condominum unit.
"Wala po," he said. "Ang baboy naman niya, baboy nun para paglaruan, paglalauran namin private parts niya. Is he saying hinawakan namin? Napakababoy naman nun. Naabutan namin nakahubad dun, tapos ipapasa nya sa amin."
Lee also explained why they brought Navarro to the Southern Police District, instead of a Taguig police station closer to the area.
"Kasi paglabas ng Forbeswood, pagliko mo, tumbok mo agad yung kalye papunta McKinley," he said. "Sunod lang ako sa convoy, kanan diretso McKinley. Unang nakita namin kampo, Southern Police District, pasok na kami dun."
"Di naman namin naisip kailangan sa Taguig police, Northern, Southern police. The first camp we saw, dun na kami pumasok. Anyway, iisa lang naman silang lahat," he said. "What difference does that make?"
Meanwhile, Navarro has filed cases against Lee's group on Tuesday.
Lee, sibling Bernice Lee and model Deniece Cornejo are now facing cases for serious physical injuries, grave threat, grave coercion, illegal arrest, blackmail, and serious illegal detention, which is a non-bailable offense.
The five other respondents in the cases are: Zimmer Raz, Ferdinand Guerrero, a certain "Alias Mike," and two unidentified accomplices. -- With reports from Zhander Cayabyab, dzMM; ANC