Protesta at hindi tangkang pagkakamatay ang ginawang paglalaslas ng pulso ng modelong si Deniece Cornejo sa loob ng kanyang detention cell sa Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) sa Camp Crame kahapon, July 13.
Ito ay may kinalaman sa muling pagkaka-dismiss ng rape complaint na inihain niya laban sa aktor na si Vhong Navarro.
Isang official statement ang ipinadala ng legal counsel ni Deniece na si Atty. Salvador Panelo sa The Buzz 15 kahapon, July 13, kaugnay nito.
Narito ang kabuuang statement ng kampo ni Deniece:
“Deniece Cornejo slashed her wrist this morning to call attention to the injustice she is suffering from and as a symbolic protest against the July 11, 2014 anomalous dismissal of the rape case she filed against Vhong Navarro, which rape complaint she formally withdrew on July 4, 2014, so she could focus on her defense on the serious illegal detention and and perjury cases filed against her.
“Dismissal of the rape complaint by the City Prosecutor of Taguig, already previously withdrawn by the complainant Deniece, is grave misconduct and smacks of evident bad faith intended to further impair her credibility.
“She is presently in a state of depression and going thru sleepless nights.
“She is still in shock why she, who is a victim of sexual abuse, is languishing in jail.
“She decries the fact that powerful personalities in the movie industry have used their influence on the powers that be and the media to cast her as the heel instead of being the wronged victim.
“The tragic saga of Deniece Cornejo continues even as the purveyors of injustice remain hostage to ignorance and progressive putrefaction.”
Ayon kay CIDG Chief Benjamin Magalong, sinugatan lamang ni Deniece ang kanyang pulso upang isulat ang mga letrang “W” at “R” gamit ang eyebrow trimmer bandang alas-tres ng madaling-araw.
Paliwanag naman ng lolo ni Deniece na si Rod Cornejo, ang initials na ito ay sumisimbulo sa Women’s Rights.