Actress Vina Morales has vowed to fight Cedric Lee in court after he allegedly violated the custodial rights for their seven year-old daughter Ceana recently.
“Nag-karoon na ng custody and all ano pa ba ang susunod n’yang gagawin sa amin? Ano pa bang evil plans ang balak n’ya sa amin?” asked Morales, in an interview on “Tonight With Boy Abunda” on ABS-CBN.
“Ilang hearings na ’yan gusto nyo akong interview-hin about Cedric ayokong magsalita kasi tatay pa rin ’yan ng anak ko. Pero ngayon ’yung anak ko mismo nagkakaroon ng trauma? Aba’y lalaban ako! Lalabanan kita! Sobra-sobra na,” said Morales, who is Sharon Magdayao in real life.
On June 8, a hearing for the joint custodial rights and visitation rights was scheduled at the San Juan regional trial court. But the camp of Lee did not show up.
Atty. Anna Mirabel Magdayao, counsel of Morales, said that Lee clearly violated the visitation rights for Ceana because he has no court papers to prove that allowed their daughter to stay with him for 10 days.
Lee is only allowed to visit their daughter every Saturday, she said. Morales and Lee broke up in 2009.
Morales, 40, said that the incident was stressful to her and her daughter. She said that Lee “forcibly detained” their daughter without her knowledge while she was on vacation in Geneva, Switzerland.
“Affected ‘yung anak ko kasi in the middle of the night gigising umiiyak. Pupunta kami sa isang restaurant na palagi nilang pinupuntahan tapos sabi ko, ‘anak mommy will just go somewhere I’ll be back right away.’ Sabi nya, ‘no mommy, don’t leave me, daddy might come here, he might take me,” said Morales, who will soon be seen in the new Kapamilya teleserye “Born For You.”
“May visitation rights s’ya every Saturday. Tuloy-tuloy po. I hope sana nararamdaman ng korte ’yung fear ko, ’yung stress ko and even ’yung sa anak ko,” she said. Her daughter, she added, is doing okay now.
Lee has denied the allegations of former girlfriend Morales, in a statement issued to entertainment website pep.ph.
The businessman claimed that the actress owed him 10 days with their daughter.
Lee’s lawyer Atty J. Ricardo Moreno said that they were not able to attend the court hearing due to prior commitment. Moreno issued a statement to Abunda on behalf of his client.
“While my client intends to answer the said baseless and malicious allegations of Ms Magdayao, he will do so in the proper forum i.e., the court where the case is pending, so as not to violate the sub judice rule;
The sub judice rule restricts comments and disclosures pertaining to the judicial proceedings in order to avoid prejudging the issue, influencing the court or obstructing the administration of justice.
A violation of this rule may render one liable for indirect contempt under Section 3(d), Rule 71 of the Rules of Court.