Is Vhong Navarro Dead?
Vhong Navarro is not dead. He survived the attack that left him half-dead in January 2014. His death news has recently become a center of interrogation because, on August 7, 2022, a lawyer bemoaned the alleged disappearance of Vhong Navarro's illegal case file.
To those unknown about rape allegations against Navarro, a Filipino model Deniece Cornejo filed a lawsuit against Navarro for alleged sexual assault on January 22, 2014, the same night Navarro was beaten up by a group of men.
Navarro claims that Cornejo, Cedric Lee, and their other friends attacked him for extortion money. In the meantime, Cornejo's defense team argued that Lee and the company discovered him trying to rape Cornejo, which is why he got attacked. On the evening of January 22, 2014, Cornejo filed a lawsuit of attempted sexual misconduct, but Navarro, on the other hand, denied such allegations.
Their legal battle ended with a massive social media outcry wherein Cornejo lost the suit. However, in a judgment dated July 21, 2022, the 14th Division of the Court of Appeals (CA) overturned and annulled earlier decisions from the Department of Justice (DOJ) from 2018 and 2020 that dismissed Cornejo's 2014 complaint alleging Navarro of attempting to force her in sexual things.
The defense team for Cornejo argued that she was the innocent party and that she had been the victim of two different crimes: first, a sexual attack, and then, a trial where she was falsely accused and Navarro took the benefit of the doubt. On the other hand, Navarro's team was working to submit a move for reconsideration of the CA's judgment.
Nevertheless, now the news reports that the illegal case file has gone missing.