WATCH: 'Showtime' hosts happy as rape complaint vs Vhong junked
Members of the "It's Showtime" family expressed their happiness for their friend and co-host, Vhong Navarro, after the Department of Justice dismissed the rape case filed by Deniece Cornejo against him.
"Lalo na at siniswerte at pinagpapala tayong lahat, lalong-lalo na si Vhong Navarro," said Vice Ganda as he and the rest of the hosts did the "one-minute dance craze," which spoofs Cornejo's hand movements.
He added: "Vhong, ang masasabi lang namin, lahat ang pamilya mo sa 'Showtime' nakasama mo sa simula, nakasama mo sa gitna, makakasama mo sa hanggang huli. Mananatiling sandigan mo para sa iyo ang pamilyang ito."
Karylle, on the other hand, said: "Alam mo wala man ako kahapon, nagchi-cheer talaga ang madlang people. Siyempre masayang-masaya ako para sa kapatid nating si Vhong dahil sa magandang nangyari kahapon."
Kim Atienza, for his part, said: "Alam mo Karylle, tama ka, isang mabigat na pagsubok 'yan na unti-unti nang nalalagpasan ng ating pamilya. At kami sampu nang nagmamahal sa iyo Vhong ay maligayang-maligaya dahil nagkaroon ka ng positibong resulta sa ipinakita mong katatagan."
On Thursday afternoon, DOJ dismissed the rape case against Navarro and has found probable cause to charge Cornejo, Cedric Lee, Bernice Lee, Simeon Raz, Ferdinand Guerrero, Jose Paolo Calma, and Jed Fernandez for the crimes of serious illegal detention and grave coercion.
The DOJ, in a 42-page resolution dated April 4, 2014, said it was clear that on January 22 up to the wee hours of January 23, Lee’s group deprived Navarro of his liberty, which is a primary element of the crime of serious illegal detention.