An underaged girl filed a rape case against Royette Padilla at the City Prosecutor's Office in Angeles City last Tuesday, November 10. Royette is the brother of action superstar Robin Padilla and BB Gandanghari (formely known as Rustom Padilla).
Bernard Galang reported on People's Tonight today, November 12, that a 17-year-old girl hidden under the name "Carmina" filed a complaint at Police Station 4 in Angeles City, Pampanga.
The girl, who is a resident of Tondo, said that the incident happened in Room 30 of Rainbow Apartelle in Brgy. Balibago, Angeles City.
According to her sworn statement before PO2 Christina Ramos of Police Women's Desk in Angeles City, a friend introduced her to the actor on November 9 at 1 p.m. in front of Dr. Jose Reyes Memorial Hospital in Manila.
"Pagkatapos na ipakilala ng aking kaibigan si Royette Padilla ay iniwan na ako nito. Namasyal kaming dalawa ni Royette gamit ang sasakyan nitong black [Toyota] Fortuner na may plakang ZMS 156," narrated Carmina to the police.
During their trip, Carmina said that Royette pulled over twice to buy food and prepaid load for his cellphone.
"Dahil sa haba ng aming biyahe ay nakatulog na ako. Nang magising ako ay tinanong ko kung nasaan na kami at ang sabi ni Royette ay nasa Angeles City na kami," said Carmina, who recalled arriving at Rainbow Apartelle at around 6:45 p.m.
Inside the apartelle's room, the complainant claimed that Royette ordered food and beer. After consuming two bottles of beer, the local celebrity allegedly took off his shirt and pants.
Carmina said, "Nang naka-briefs na lang siya ay hinawakan niya ako sa baywang at itinaas ang aking T-shirt. Nang umiwas ako ay nagalit siya, sinampal ako at sinabing huwag akong umarte sa kanya."
Afraid of what Royette could do to her, Carmina said she became defenseless while the alleged incident happened.
The complainant said that she got the chance to escape at around 3 a.m. of November 10 while Royette was asleep. She also said she left the room with only a towel wrapped around her body because her clothes were allegedly placed under the pillow used by the former actor. Then, she said she hid inside one of other rooms of the apartelle.
"Paglabas ko ng Room 30 ay lumusot ako sa gate ng kuwarto at nagtago ako sa ibang kuwarto. Narinig ko na lang ang makina ng sasakyan [ni Royette] na papaalis na ng motel," said Carmina.
This was when the complainant sought help from the apartelle's bellboy to accompany her to the Police Station 4 of Angeles City.
A former action star, Royette also became controversial when he proclaimed himself as the brigadier general of H-World United Nations Military Philippine Government.