Ayon sa ABS-CBN News reporter na si Niko Baua, ayaw magbigay ng interview ni Deniece sa media.
Pero naglabas daw ito ng pahayag na tila angkop sa sitwasyon.
Ayon sa post ni Baua sa kanyang Twitter account noong September 21, “Deniece Cornejo declined to grant an interview but released a statement instead on Vhong Navarro’s incarceration.”
Kalakip sa kanyang tweet ang mensahe ni Deniece: “Kung ako instrumento upang maging ehemplo sa mga kababaihan na maging matatag sa naabuso, nasasaktan at nasasamantalahan. Paglalaban ko at paninindigan.”
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VICTIM BLAMING AND RAPE CULTURE
Ngayong Biyernes, September 23, 2022, ni-reshare ni Deniece ang kanyang post noong September 23, 2014, sa kasagsagan ng pagdinig ng mga kasong isinampa nila ni Vhong laban sa isa't isa.
Dito ay nagpasalamat si Deniece sa mga taong sumuporta sa kanyang laban.
Pinasalamatan din niya ang Diyos na nasa likuran umano niya at nakaagapay sa kanya kahit kaliwa’t kanan ang atake sa kanya ng netizens dahil sa pangyayari noong January 2014.
Aniya, “I would like to thank all those who supported me and prayed for my safety. I am finally home healing with family.
“Allow me to share with you some thoughts.
“In December of last year, I remember thanking the Lord for all the blessing (projects) he showered me with.
“I also asked God to use me as an instrument so I could touch other people’s lives more. I did not expect such answer.
“Before anyone misinterprets what I meant by this, let me make this clear--- I am not accusing God for causing all that happened to me, I am seeing the purpose why things happened and the valuable lessons I learned from it.
“God is truly amazing; he makes all things beautiful in His time!
“And no matter how severe the verbal attacks and emotional suffering I experienced, these words from the bible made me strong ... 'The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.' (Psalm 18:2)”
Kasunod nito ay ibinahagi ni Deniece ang kanyang sitwasyon kung saan tinalakay niya ang tungkol sa victim blaming at rape culture.
Aniya, may mga biktima ng rape na umiiwas na lamang itong pag-usapan dahil sa kahihiyan at eskandalo.
Katulad daw niya na nakaranas nang pang-aalipusta gayundin ang kanyang pamilya.
Pahayag ni Deniece sa luma niyang post, “I know my case was a revelation for me and others. Men and women stood with me and voiced out their own stories.
“Victim blaming was present but it was also a offered an opportunity to discuss and educate people about the RAPE CULTURE in our society.
“The topic of rape was often avoided due to scandal and shame. I was maligned, called names, mocked and some even used my situation to further their gain.
“And it did not stop from there; they even went as far as mocking my entire family. I am not a saint or the perfect person for others but I will take advantage of this situation in order to help.”
Nagpasalamat siyang muli sa mga taong naghayag ng suporta sa kanya sa kinahaharap na laban.
Ang bashers daw niya ang nagtulak upang lalo pa siyang magkaroon ng lakas ng loob na lumaban.
Saad ni Deniece, “I would like to thank everyone who sent me their personal messages of hope, strength and prayers. Mostly to those who stood by my side even when all the odds are against me... I thank you for not leaving me - I was strong because you guys were there believing and praying. It is in the darkness that I saw the light!
“I fully understand that this is just the beginning and I hope you will continue to support and pray for me. I will never stop thanking all of you. And to my detractors/ bashers/ maligners/ attackers, you too have a reason why you are there and that is to make me stronger than ever. My strong faith will never be shaken no matter what. Godbless po.
“September 19 2014, starting the first day that I’m totally free.
“One day, you will see that I didn’t give up.”
Sa ngayon, nakapiit si Vhong sa National Bureau of Investigation detention facility dahil non-bailable ang kasong rape na kanyang kinakaharap.
Naninindigan naman ang abogado ni Vhong na si Atty. Alma Mallonga na inosente ang kanyang kliyente at walang rape na naganap, ayon na rin umano sa unang salaysay ni Deniece.
Ipinagtataka rin ng kampo ni Vhong ang muling pagkabuhay ng kaso laban sa comedian-host gayong na-dismiss na ito noon.