|Vhong Navarro's black and blue face|
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Actor, comedian, host Vhong Navarro was beaten by still unidentified maulers at a condo unit In Fort Bonifacio Taguig City last Wednesday, January 22, 2014. According to the report issued by Vhong’s talent manager, Director Chito Roño, the actor was invited over to a condo unit at the Fort of an unnamed female friend. And for unknown reasons, he was blindfolded, tied and was extorted with money by a group of unidentified men. Vhong was also further threatened by the men before leaving him in such condition.
Vhong wasn’t able to fully account what happened to him because of the serious injuries he sustained. He might also be going to undergo an operation due to the said injuries. The actor was black and blue in his sustained injuries.
GMA Channel 7 however reported that in a blotter report filed at the Southern Police District in Bonifacio Global City. An alleged complaint for ‘attempted rape’ was lodged by a woman against Vhong Navarro on the night of the mauling. The report said, the attempt was foiled due when two friends of the unidentified woman victim came to her rescue. But the blotter further indicated the charges were dropped because the woman decided not to press charges against the celebrity. However, Vhong’s talent manager, Chito Roño cried foul over the inhuman treatment suffered by his talent and said justice must be given to what Vhong has suffered and the injuries he sustained. Vhong’s talent manager Chito Roño however denied existence and authenticity of the said blotter entry since the Chief of Police denied about the rape incident complaint. He even expressed his concern as to how GMA got such report. GMA News Report on Vhong Navarro’s Mauling Incident below:
Navarro was currently recuperating under an undisclosed hospital and his home network, ABS CBN will update about his medical condition as soon as it becomes available. Several alleged CCTV footages about the mauling incident has gone viral over Facebook but these CCTV captures have been proven to be fake and unreliable. His Showtime co-hosts were all sad about the incident and urged televiewers and fans of Vhong Navarro for his safe recovery.