In the midst of the #HijaAko movement, two popular names come under fire for sexual abuse allegations.
As ‘rape’ continues to be a hot and loud subject across the internet, the names Xander Ford and Vhong Navarro become trending topics on Twitter.
Xander Ford is currently facing allegations of sexual and physical abuse after his ex-girlfriend Ysah Cabrejas made a public post on Facebook. The post contains a lengthy caption speaking against the abuse and manipulation she allegedly suffered in the hands of Xander Ford. Attached on it are screenshots of their past conversations proving her allegations, as well as a photo of what appears to be her thigh marked with scratches and bruises.
“BAGO AKO SUMUKO NAG TIIS MUNA AKO pinipilit mo’ko na may mangyari satin Kahit na meron ako at kahit na AYAW KO Pag hindi ako pumayag magagalit ka kaya nga ako nag kapasa gawa mo Kasi pinilit mo ko!!’ Ysah said on the caption.
“Hindi kaba naawa sakin? umiiyak ako sa harap mo, nag mamakaawa ako sayo, na tama na ayaw ko na pero di ka nakinig sabi mo BASTA MABUNTIS KITA KAHIT IWAN MO KO OKAY NA KO DON tanga ka ba?” she added.
Meanwhile, in a June 17 video posted on his Youtube channel, Xander Ford denied the allegations. According to him, they didn’t have to involve social media in their personal problems. “Alam ko sa sarili ko na wala akong naging masamang intensyon sa’yo,” Xander said, addressing his ex-girlfriend.
Vhong Navarro is also on the receiving end of criticism on social media. The ABS-CBN host/actor is being linked to Kat Alano’s post about having been raped by a “still famous celebrity” whose name #rhymeswithwrong.
When I was raped by #rhymeswithwrong still famous celebrity who had smear campaigns to destroy my career&raped many more,i was wearing a Tshirt 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
— Breaking free (@katalano) June 15, 2020
Kat Alano has been vocal about her alleged rapist since 2014, which made some people wonder why she did not file a case. In response to these questions, she posted another tweet in which she said, “BTW, for everyone asking why I never filed. His uncle made sure that all cases against him would be dismissed.”
Kat’s revelation earned the sympathy of many netizens. Words of support and encouragement, as well as Tweets condemning the culprit, flooded Kat’s Twitter. Previous incidents involving the Showtime host were also unearthed, including that with Deniece Cornejo.
Thank god ppl are starting to believe that Vhong Navarro is a rapist. My former polgov prof was one of Denise’s grp of lawyers & confirmed to us that he tried to raped her but media is portraying him as the victim instead. Ever since I’m disgusted whenever I see him on TV/socmed.
— KAYUMANGGI AKO 🇵🇭 (@_spencer1994) June 18, 2020
What if Vhong really tried to rape her? and what if he really deserves to be treated that way?
Kat Alano, who has been a victim of Vhong spilled the tea today after 6 years of being molested (Attempted to rape her) by Vhong Navarro. They saved the rapist’s career for God’s sake. https://t.co/4caPh6Gy9j
— ams (@delledomanais) June 17, 2020
Kat Alano, Roxanne Cabañero, Mai Fajardo, Denise Cornejo are all Vhong Navarro’s victims who bravely came forward for justice even when no one believed them. Remember their names. #rhymeswithwrong
— eds (@kiyohimeduran) June 16, 2020
To date, the public hasn’t heard from Vhong Navarro’s side.
As you might have noticed, Kat’s tweet ended with #HijaAko. #HijaAko serves as the hashtag for the online movement urging everyone to speak out against rape and victim-blaming, which erupted after the intense Twitter exchange between Frankie Pangilinan and broadcaster Ben Tulfo.
In the said exchange, Ben Tulfo was pointing out how a rapist would always commit sexual assault given the opportunity, leaving the responsibility to women to dress appropriately– to which Frankie fired back with three solid arguments.
– rape culture is real and a product of this precise line of thinking, where the behavior is normalized, particularly by men.
– the way anyone dresses should not be deemed as ‘opportunity’ to sexually assault them. ever.
– calling me hija will not belittle my point. https://t.co/bLbtEDVGBn
— kakie like jackie (@kakiep83) June 14, 2020
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