Cedric Lee in an interview on Bandila said he is angry with ABS-CBN Channel 2 because he felt he is being subjected to character assassination by its newscasts. ‘Masama ang loob ko sa Channel 2, na-character assassination na ako.’
Another controversy erupted when he joked that Deniece Cornejo is delicious enough to be raped. Cedric Lee claimed that he was only kissing Deniece Cornejo in jest and joked that she was “delicious enough to be raped “when asked why he kissed Deniece Cornejo inside the elevator just after the mauling of Vhong Navarro.
“Wala talaga, kaibigan ko lang iyun… parang nakipag-harutan lang ako sa kanya. Parang binibiro ko siya na ‘ang sarap mo kasing rape-in.'” (We’re just friends. I was just teasing her that she is prone to such an action because she is beautiful).