A RAPE complaint was filed on Monday, July 17, against Noven Belleza, the grand champion of It’s Showtime’s singing competition “Tawag ng Tanghalan.”
Belleza was arrested on Sunday, July 16, for allegedly raping a local performer in Cebu City.
He failed to attend the inquest proceedings scheduled at the Cebu City Prosecutor’s Office on Monday, as he was rushed to a hospital after his arrest on Sunday due to chest pains.
Reports said that he is now detained at the Mabolo Police Station. Belleza, a farmer from Negros, was in Cebu, as he was among the guests performers at the “Pusuan Mo si Vice Ganda” show held at IEC Pavillion in Barangay Mabolo, Cebu City, on July 15.
He won the Tawag ng Tanghalan last March.