Atty Raymond Fortun, spokesperson of the camp of Cedric Lee, belittled the new CCTV footage showing Cedric kissing Deniece inside the elevator hours after the Vhong Navarro mauling incident.
"Maybe it's just me, but it looks like the girl didn't even want to be kissed. Others will think otherwise. What matters is, again, what I PERSONALLY KNOW," said Fortun reacting to various comments on Facebook about the new CCTV video.
He also said that CCTV footage with Cedric kissing Deniece will not affect the case.
"First public statement of CL that they are just friends? As I said, it seemed that the girl didn't even want to be kissed. CL didn't even embrace her, nor did she embrace back. So... the kisses on the cheeks aside, it (won't) affect the case."
"I have met with DC (Deniece Cornejo) and CL (Cedric Lee) in a meeting and over dinner. Di ko nakita nor naramdaman na close sila. For me, this is another non-issue because it does not prove or disprove the parties' version of events that night," he added.
The CCTV video footage showing Deniece Cornejo being kissed by Cedric Lee on both sides of her neck was revealed by NBI on Thursday prior to the preliminary investigation the following day.
"I will NOT say that the CCTV lies. We all saw what we saw. And yes, I'm glad that you noticed that the big group was so relaxed when they went inside the elevator. So... Doesn't look like this group was heading for a fight, tama ba?" replied Fortun to another comment on his page.
According to reports, the said CCTV video footage showed what happens inside the elevator upon return of the group of Cedric Lee and Deniece Cornejo to the latter's condo after they have filed for a police blotter and not before the mauling incident.
Fortun is also objecting to the use of the word "passionately" to describe the kisses Cedric Lee gave to Deniece, who was all smiles while entering the elevator after the mauling incident on January 22.
"I would object to the use of the word 'passionately' then I would pull out the definition from the dictionary. Then I would pull my wife and kiss her in a passionate manner to prove my point. I expect to be sustained by the judge," he said.