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No Hidden Cam for Edison

Posted by jtsmyth8 on June 2, 2009

After a long period of silence Edison has spoken up over the sex photo scandal. Looks like those lovely ladies knew exactly what they were getting into. He must be one smooth operator to get them to go along with getting photographed in compromising positions. Edison Chen reiterated that the photos were consensual and nothing deceptive occurred during his naked photo sessions. The new information came out during a CNN Talk Asia interview he gave recently.

“A Hong Kong computer technician was last month jailed for eight-and-a-half months for stealing the photos from Chen’s laptop when he sent it in for repairs, but it is still unclear how the pictures made their way onto the Internet.”


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Edison Chen refuses to testify

Posted by jtsmyth8 on February 24, 2009

This is still dragging on? Ho Chun Sze (China) was charged once the scandal broke for illegally accessing Chen’s computer with the intent to distribute. Edison Chen is refusing to testify to protect the women already affected by the scandal. The judge in British Columbia, Canada raised the issue and pressed Chen for his reasoning. No legal threats or punishments were used to coerce Chen into testifying however its still within the judge’s power to charge Chen with contempt.

“Police say the images were illegally copied from the 28-year-old star’s computer.

Chen testified that after he saw the pictures circulating on the Internet with file names that matched those on his computer, he concluded the pictures were stolen. He originally thought the photos were taken from a stolen computer but then came to believe they were illegally downloaded while his computers were being serviced at a Hong Kong computer store.” (link)

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Cecilia Cheung and singer Gillian Chung to make comeback

Posted by jtsmyth8 on July 31, 2008

Hong Kong actress Cecilia Cheung and singer Gillian Chung are trying to make a comeback after having been involved in a sex photo scandal that rocked Hong Kong show business early this year.

Sin Chew Daily reported that advertisements featuring both of them appeared on prime time television in China recently.

Commercials and movies starring Cheung and Chung were almost completely dropped from the screen after hundreds of photos – believed to be those of Hong Kong actor Edison Chen with a string of Hong Kong starlets including Chueng, Chung and former actress Bobo Chan – were found circulating on the Internet.

According to certain websites, some people supported Cheung and Chung returning to show business as the incident had happened a long time ago. (story)

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Scandal causes sharp drop in Ren Ci donations

Posted by jtsmyth8 on July 18, 2008

Donations to Ren Ci Hospital and Medicare Centre have plunged.

It collected just $1.1 million in the last seven months, down from the $9.3 million that came in over the same period last year.

The beating to the Buddhist medical charity’s coffers comes from the cancellation of its televised charity show, which used to bring in $6 to $7 million; it has also lost its Institute of Public Character (IPC) status, which let it grant tax exemptions to donors.

Its fund-raising activities skidded to a halt last November, when the Health Ministry ordered a probe into its books and suspended its IPC status.

On Tuesday, its former chief executive officer Ming Yi was charged with forgery, helping to falsify its accounts and defrauding the charity to the tune of about $300,000. (story)

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Edison has found religion

Posted by jtsmyth8 on May 7, 2008

Found religion huh? I can imagine it now.
Um, yeah, he found “religion” but not in the way you think.

“Edison Chen, the bad boy of the recent sex photo scandal, prayed every day after the scandal broke out but he did not become a Christian because of it.

Recent reports had said that Chen, who quit Hong Kong showbiz and went to the United States just before the scandal blew over, had adopted Christianity in repentance over the scandal. He was said to have befriended a Californian pastor.

But his elder sister Tricia, a singer, said Chen had converted when he attended a Christian school in his youth.” (story)

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