Roxanne tells Vhong: Prove it first before I respond
MANILA – The former wife of Vhong Navarro noted an alleged inconsistency in the complaint-affidavit of former pageant contestant Roxanne Acosta Cabanero, who accused the “It’s Showtime” host of raping her in 2010.
On Instagram, actress Bianca Lapus posted a collage of two images – one is a poster of Vice Ganda’s 2010 concert, and the other a “tweet” from singer Kean Cipriano.
It had the following caption: “Need I say more? April 24, 2010 8pm onwards island cove cavite.”
Cabanero’s alleged complaint-affidavit, a copy of which was obtained by journalist Tony Calvento and uploaded on his Facebook page, detailed how the former pageant contestant was supposedly raped in Pasig City on the night of April 24, 2010.
This is the same night Vice Ganda held his concert at Island Cove Hotel and Leisure Park in Cavite, where Navarro and Cipriano were among his guest performers.
A press release from Island Cove’s website dated April 6, 2010 showed that the concert was scheduled to start at 8 p.m., before the alleged rape took place.
A quick check on YouTube will show clips from Vice Ganda’s concert. In one of these videos uploaded by user wharzeek, Navarro and Cipriano were seen performing along with the comedian.
‘Prove it to me’
In an interview with ABS-CBN News, Cabanero dared Navarro to prove where he was at the time she was raped.
While she only mentioned that the incident took place at around 12 midnight in 2010, her account was consistent with the other details of Calvento’s copy of her alleged affidavit.
“Prove it to me. I-prove niya muna kung nasaan siya noong araw na 'yon. At babalikan ko, sasagutin ko ang tinatanong niya,” Cabanero said.
On social media websites, several netizens expressed their doubts about the alleged rape incident involving Navarro.