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Sunshine Cruz sues estranged husband for rape
« on: August 14, 2013, 02:33:27 PM »
Sunshine Cruz sues estranged husband for rape
Alleged assault took place on Mother’s Day
By Jeannette I. Andrade
Philippine Daily Inquirer
August 14, 2013 | 7:08 am
 


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MANILA, Philippines—Actress Sunshine Cruz has accused her estranged husband, actor Cesar Montano, of subjecting her to physical, psychological and sexual abuse, claiming that on Mother’s Day, he went to her house and raped her.
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Re: Sunshine Cruz sues estranged husband for rape
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2013, 02:34:24 PM »
“On or about May 12, 2013, respondent suddenly barged into complainant’s residence where she was then alone, and then and there, respondent violently attacked her, employed physical violence and raped the complainant,” Cruz said in her complaint which she filed Tuesday in the Quezon City Prosecutor’s Office.

Aside from marital rape, she also accused Montano of violating Republic Act 9262, or the Anti-Violence against Women and Children’s Act of 2004, saying he had been subjecting her to emotional and physical battery since January this year.

Cruz blamed his manner for the deterioration of their 13-year marriage and further claimed that he took their daughters without her permission last month and has since refused to let her see them.

Sought for comment, Montano’s lawyer, Joel Ferrer, said in a text message to the Inquirer that he and his client would reply to the charges once they get a copy of the complaint.
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Re: Sunshine Cruz sues estranged husband for rape
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2013, 02:36:02 PM »
Inquirer also contacted the actor’s talent manager, Shirley Pizarro, who gave a similar reply.

In her nine-page complaint, Cruz described Montano as a “very domineering, philandering husband [who] demanded full submission and obedience from the complainant while he continually [prohibited her] from inquiring [into] his own affairs.”

She recalled that every time she asked about his activities, Montano would react with “harsh verbal abuse.”
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Re: Sunshine Cruz sues estranged husband for rape
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2013, 02:37:05 PM »
She recalled an incident in February during which she and her three daughters were forced to leave their home because of her husband’s “abusive behavior,” thus depriving their children of support, shelter and means of going to school.

Cruz also claimed that when she decided to move out of their house, Montano hit her.

“Respondent continued and still continues to harass complainant by threatening her with physical harm, obscene accusations and grave defamation,” she said, citing a series of angry text messages that Montano sent her on June 10.

On July 29, Cruz added, Montano fetched their three daughters from school without her permission and brought them to his home. When she asked him to return their children to her, he “deliberately and forcibly refused.”
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Re: Sunshine Cruz sues estranged husband for rape
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2013, 02:37:43 PM »
She said in her complaint that her husband’s continued custody of their daughters would be prejudicial to their normal growth and development due to his extra-marital relationship with another woman.

Cruz earlier asked the Quezon City Regional Trial Court to issue a temporary protection order (TPO) and, subsequently, a permanent protection order (PPO) in her favor.

The court, however, denied her petition for a TPO while it has yet to resolve the second motion.

The couple separated early this year following reports linking the actor to starlet Krista Miller. Montano, who won acclaim for his portrayal of national hero Jose Rizal, twice ran unsuccessfully for public office, first, for senator in 2007 and Bohol governor in 2010.—With Marinel R. Cruz

Originally posted: August 13, 2013 | 4:39 pm
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Re: Sunshine Cruz sues estranged husband for rape
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2013, 04:51:00 PM »
Agoi, naunsa na man ni... :P
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Re: Sunshine Cruz sues estranged husband for rape
« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2013, 11:05:27 AM »
Cesar Montano’s camp denies Sunshine Cruz’s accusations
By Karen Valeza | Yahoo! Southeast Asia Newsroom – 18 hours ago

   
Cesar Montano's camp denied the accusations of his estranged wife Sunshine Cruz, who filed a complaint against him for alleged violation of RA 9262, also known as Anti-Violence Against Women and their Children.

In an affidavit submitted to the Quezon City prosecutor office on Tuesday, August 13, Sunshine claimed that Cesar committed "violent acts" and accused her estranged husband of being a "very domineering, philandering husband."
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Re: Sunshine Cruz sues estranged husband for rape
« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2013, 11:05:49 AM »
Sunshine claimed that Cesar "violently attacked her, employed physical violence, and raped" her during Mother's Day, May 12, 2013.

Cesar's legal counsel Atty. Joel Ferrer, however, denied the accusations.
 
“With regards to the charges ni Shine, as contained in the complaint affidavit, of course, Cesar vehemently denied (it). Especially doon sa marital rape na sinasabi,”  Ferrer told Yahoo! Philippines OMG! in a phone interview.
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Re: Sunshine Cruz sues estranged husband for rape
« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2013, 11:06:24 AM »
No element of force

He then related what transpired between the couple during Mother’s Day. Ferrer said that Sunshine "invited Cesar to have dinner" together with their children. After dining at Heat Restaurant in EDSA Shangri-la Hotel, Ferrer said that Cesar stayed overnight at the house where Sunshine is now staying. The lawyer denied that any element of force was involved when the couple slept in one room.
 
“After dinner, nagpunta sila kung saan nakatira si Sunshine ngayon. If you recall, Sunshine left their conjugal dwelling at Tivoli and she stayed in another place. Natulog si Cesar doon sa bahay ni Shine. And of course they slept in the same room. Cesar stayed overnight, kinabukasan na siya umalis. The following day, nakareceive pa nga siya ng text messages kay Sunshine and several days after. So, walang pwersahan as among couple doing that thing. Walang pwersahang doon sa nangyari. It’s a thing done by couple.”
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Re: Sunshine Cruz sues estranged husband for rape
« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2013, 11:06:50 AM »
Sunshine’s affidavit also stated  that Cesar allegedly continues to harass her by “threatening her with physical harm, obscene accusations and grave defamations.”
 
“Yung sinasabi niya na physical or verbal abuse, of course, Cesar denies that. Wala namang pinapakita silang medical certificate noon. Ngayon na lang sinasabi iyan,” Ferrer said.
 
Sunshine told reporters on Tuesday, August 13, that she hasn’t seen her children since July 29, and that this prompted her to file a complaint against Cesar. The Kapamilya actress admitted that she no longer wants to return to their conjugal home, so she instructed her driver to pick up their children.
 
“Simula nung naghiwalay kami, I don't go to that house anymore. My kids are telling me to pick them up because they miss me already. They wanna go home, so pinakuha ko sa driver. But I wasn't allowed, hindi sila pinalabas ng bahay,” Sunshine said.
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Re: Sunshine Cruz sues estranged husband for rape
« Reply #10 on: August 15, 2013, 11:13:05 AM »
Sunshine too busy with career?
 
Ferrer said that the actress is free to see her children anytime and added that Sunshine seems to be very busy with her showbiz career.
 
“Pwede naman niya puntahan sa eskwela, sa bahay nila. Kaya lang hindi naman ginagawa ni Shine. She cannot deny the fact na Cesar is a good father. She’s been saying that naman in all her interviews. She gives credit to Cesar for being a good father and provider sa family. Cesar also said na hindi lang siya good father and good provider lamang, he’s also a good husband.”
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Re: Sunshine Cruz sues estranged husband for rape
« Reply #11 on: August 15, 2013, 11:13:38 AM »
Ferrer also said that the court denied the petition for Temporary Protection Order Sunshine’s camp filed last week. However, the permanent protection order will be heard on Thursday, August 15.
 
The lawyer adds that the couple’s  children are of the right age to choose where they want to stay. He claimed that the children “chose to stay with Cesar,” noting that his house is more convenient for them.
 
“When this application for protection order was filed, nabanggit ni Cesar ang mga iyon sa mga bata. Of course, ang reaction ng mga bata, especially the eldest, sabi nila ay ‘Ayaw namin na hindi ka makita.’ Gusto nila na tumira sa Tivoli with their dad. In fact, the bunso, si Cheska, said na mas gusto niya nga doon kasi mas malaki ang lugar. Mas makakapaglaro sila. Mas convenient ang pagstay nila doon. Yung preference na iyon ay sa mga bata,”  Ferrer said.
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Re: Sunshine Cruz sues estranged husband for rape
« Reply #12 on: August 15, 2013, 11:14:02 AM »
In an official press statement Atty. Ferrer stated that Sunshine filed the cases against Cesar “to gain leverage in her fervent desire to seek an annulment of their marriage.”

The lawyer added that Cesar is “exerting earnest effort” to preserve the marriage for the sake of the children.

What does Cesar and his camp plan to do, now that the complaint has been filed?

“We’re going to answer the charges. We’re preparing the answers once we receive the copy from the prosecutor’s office,” Ferrer replied.
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