Humiling ang kampo ng aktres na si Vina Morales na huwag idamay ang actress-singer at ang kanyang anak sa isyu sa pagitan nina Vhong Navarro at Cedric Lee.
Sa isang official statement na ipinadala ng Cabochan Brizuela Tolentino and Radovan Law Offices sa PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) at iba pang media ngayong araw, February 5, pinabulaanan nila ang balita tungkol sa diumano’y pananakit ni Cedric kay Vina noong magkarelasyon pa ang dalawa.
Ayon sa statement: “For the record, contrary to what has been aired or written, our Firm maintains and so holds that the news tidbits with reference to the infliction of the physical violence at any given time to her person by Mr. Lee is purely fictional, conjectural and speculative.”
Sa ulat ng TV Patrol noong Lunes, February 3, nabanggit ang diumano’y pagkakaroon ni Cedric ng police escort simula 2007 hanggang 2012.
Ayon sa naturang ulat, nahinto ang pagbibigay ng police escort sa controversial businessman matapos magreklamo umano ng pananakit si Vina laban kay Cedric.
Dating nakarelasyon ni Vina si Cedric, at sila ay nagkaroon ng isang anak na babae.
Si Cedric ay nasasangkot ngayon sa reklamong pambubugbog sa actor-TV host na si Vhong.
Pakiusap pa ng kampo ni Vina, “We appeal to everyone and sundry, to spare our client, especially the young and innocent Ceana from negative, undue and unjust publicity both don’t deserve.”
Narito ang kabuuang statement mula sa kampo ni Vina Morales:
“We refer to the recent news article and video clips whereby the good name of our client, Miss Vina Morales, has been unnecessarily mentioned relative to the controversy surrounding the Vhong Navarro-Cedric Lee incident.
“For the record, contrary to what has been aired or written, our Firm maintains and so holds that the news tidbits with reference to the infliction of the physical violence at any given time to her person by Mr. Lee is purely fictional, conjectural and speculative.
"Reports had it likewise about supposed involvement of PNP officers in the loop regarding the alleged PNP personnel assigned to Mr. Lee. Our position is that should there be any breach of protocols, we believe that the PNP hierarchy would be able to address these concerns as their established systems provide.
“Miss Morales has already exercised her rights through our Firm by instituting legal recourse which is of public knowledge and record.
“Toward this end, we appeal to everyone and sundry, to spare our client, especially the young and innocent Ceana from negative, undue and unjust publicity both don’t deserve.
“The Navarro-Lee affair is beyond Miss Morales. Let us endeavor to give her peace.”
COSMETIC CLINIC STATEMENT. Samantala, isang statement din ang natanggap ng PEP kaninang umaga, February 5, mula sa Beverly Hills Cosmetic Center and Skin Institute, Inc.
Sa statement na ito, nilinaw na hindi na konektado si Cedric sa nasabing cosmetic clinic.
Nakasaad dito: “Beverly Hills Cosmetic Center and Skin Institute, Inc. (BH6750), a premiere wellness and aesthetics establishment, has recently become subject of concerns with regard to its association with Cedric Lee.
“To our valued clients and friends, please be advised that Mr. Lee is no longer connected with BH6750 since he has divested his shares as early as the year 2011. We thank you for your support and continued patronage"
Muling naiugnay ang pangalan ni Cedric sa naturang establisyemento dahil lumabas ulit ang isyu ng pambubugbog kay David Bunevacz noong 2007.
Sina Cedric at David ay dating business partners sa Beverly Hills 6750 Cosmetic Surgery and Skin Institute.
Subalit nagkaroon ng hidwaan sa dalawa dahil umano sa “misallocation of funds.”
Ito ang binanggit na maaaring naging dahilan ng pambubugbog diumano ng grupo ni Cedric kay David noong 2007.
Si David ay sinampahan ng kasong estafa ngunit nakapag-bail ito noong 2008.
Kasong kidnapping at physical injuries naman ang isinampa ni David laban sa grupo ni Cedric noong December 2007.
Kasama rin sa mga inakusahan ni David ay ang businessman na si Tyrone Ong, na kasalukuyang nakakulong dahil sa kinasasangkutang graft case.