An alleged raw CCTV video footage of Vhong Navarro being assaulted by group of men has now gone viral on social networking site, Facebook.
According to director Chito Roño who is also the manager of Navarro, the host/comedian got blindfolded, beaten-up, threatened and extorted for money by group of men after he was invited by a woman inside the latter’s condominium. The said woman according to Roño is a friend of the battered actor.
Here’s the full statement of Chito Roño:
“Si Vhong Navarro ay naimbitihan sa isang condominium unit sa Fort ng isang kaibigang babae. At sa di pa malamang kadahilanan, siya ay piniringan, pinagtulungang bugbugin, ginapos, tinakot, at hinihingan ng pera ng isang grupo ng kalalakihan noong January 22, Miyerkules.“Si Vhong ay kasalukuyang nagpapagaling at mawawala ng pansamantala sa ‘It’s Showtime’ at iba pa niyang proyekto.”
Netizens show their love and sympathy to Vhong Navarro. Trending hashtags #PrayForVhongNavarro and #GetWellSoonVhongNavarro are simple proofs of netizens’ love and support towards Mr. Navarro.