Deniece returns to Instagram, says ready to fight

Posted at 02/01/14 2:21 AM

Deniece Cornejo file photo

MANILA - Two days after she filed a rape case against actor Vhong Navarro, model Deniece Cornejo is active again on social media, where she continues to speak on her alleged plight.

On photo-sharing service Instagram, Cornejo on Friday posted two images showing statements pertaining to the controversy surrounding a mauling incident last January 22.

The first post read, unedited: "Kung ako instrumento upang maging ehemplo sa mga kababaihan na maging matatag sa naabuso,nasasaktan at nasasamantalahan. Paglalaban ko at paninindigan. - Deniece Cornejo"

The second statement read, unedited: "Sa larangan ng batas, walang sikat at maimpluwensya. Tayo ay pantay pantay lamang. - Deniece Cornejo"

Her last post, a photo of her apparently showing a new hair color, is dated January 20.

Cornejo's Instagram account, with the username @realdeniece, had over 26,000 followers as of writing. The first post is dated August 24, 2013.

Meanwhile, on her Twitter page with the same username, Cornejo also posted a message seen by her over 3,100 followers: "Wait for the truth."

In a tweet dated January 26, the day Navarro named her and businessman Cedric Lee as those allegedly behind the January 22 attack, Cornejo said she has deleted all of her previous posts and would be taking a break from social media.

"I'm taking a break from the Internet. Getting some crazy death threats & stuffs. i deleted all of my tweets, and unfollow all of my friends," the tweet read, unedited.

Cornejo formalized her rape complaint against Navarro on Wednesday, a day after the "It's Showtime" host filed criminal charges against her and seven others in relation to the incident in Taguig.

In her complaint-affidavit, Cornejo claimed that the actor forced her to perform oral sex on him and tried to insert his penis in her vagina, but was "rescued" by Lee and his group.

Navarro has denied attempting to rape Cornejo and claimed that he was a victim of extortion. He said he was blindfolded and tied up before being attacked by at least six men including Lee.

The actor has since charged Lee and Cornejo's group with serious physical injuries, grave threat, grave coercion, unlawful arrest, blackmail, and serious illegal detention -- a non-bailable offense.