Netizens claimed actor Vhong Navarro is the alleged serial rapist the former VJ Kat Alano referred to as “rhymes with wrong” in a post this week.
The former model joined the #HijaAko discussion on Twitter and revealed she was a raped by a certain #rhymeswithwrong, whose uncle allegedly intervened with her plans to file a case against the suspect.
“When I was raped by #rhymeswithwrong, still famous celebrity who had smear campaigns to destroy my career and raped many more, I was wearing a t-shirt and jeans. He drugged me too, so trying to take my jeans off was difficult for him. Hard to rape an unconscious person in jeans. #HijaAko,” Kat tweeted on June 15, using a hashtag Twitter users have been using to emphasize that women were not raped because of their clothing.
“And for all those who bashed me and enjoyed my downfall, I still stand by my truth. That man is a serial rapist. And #RapeisRape #HijaAko,” she added.
A few days later, Alano explained why she did not come forward at the time and file a case against the alleged rapist.
“By the way, for everyone asking why I never filed. His uncle made sure that all cases against him would be dismissed. I found this out firsthand. Also they have been waiting to file a case against me to silence me and discredit me in the media, knowing I could never get justice by filing,” she said.
Alano posted a message on Instagram on June 17, thanking those who supported her.
“Say it loud. Say it now. Thank you to everyone who has [shown] support. I can’t explain how it feels to know that people finally understand.#rhymeswithwrong #rapeisrape #hijaako,” she said.
After Kat Alano’s revelation, the name of actor Vhong Navarro trended online.
Though Alano did not name the alleged rapist, netizens speculated rhymes with wrong was Vhong Navarro. In January 2014, model Denice Cornejo accused of attempted rape, which he denied.
Netizens also claimed the influential uncle Alano was referring to was Paquito “Jojo” Navarro Ochoa Jr., the former Executive Secretary of the Philippines under the administration of President Benigno Aquino III.
The rape case against Navarro was dismissed, and he is now married to a long-time girlfriend, Tanya Bautista.