MANILA, Philippines - How could Hayden Kho be a victim?
For Justice Secretary Raul Gonzalez pooh-poohed the statement of Kho's lawyer, saying the embattled surgeon was also victim in the sex video scandal.
"Why will he be a victim? He was the one who took the video," Gonzalez said.
Kho's sexual exploits with at least three women, including sexy actress Katrina Halili, surfaced on the Internet and are now even being sold by video pirates.
Legal counsel Lorna Kapunan on Sunday said her client was also an offended party in the illegally distributed videos of his steamy trysts with women.
Gonzalez met with Halili last week after the actress filed a complaint against Kho at the National Bureau of Investigation.
Dr. Eric Chua, Kho's friend whom the cosmetic surgeon accused of uploading the sex videos on the Internet, was still a no show at the NBI.
Vicente De Guzman, head of the NBI's Anti-Fraud and Computer Crimes Division, said Chua should submit his statement before the bureau wraps up its investigation.
"If he failed to submit his statement, it's his loss. He lost his right to air his side," De Guzman said in a phone interview.
Chua was supposed to appear at the NBI last Friday.
De Guzman said Kho and his girlfriend, beauty expert Vicki Belo, were expected to submit their statements Wednesday.
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