Monday saw Gillian Chung, actress and one half of the formerly wholesome pop duo Twins, hold a press conference to apologize to her fans for her part in the PR debacle that has consumed the Hong Kong public for nearly two weeks. Several hundred photos of B-list actor Edison Chen in flagrante with a string of female stars have trickled out on to the Net. To the extreme embarrassment of those concerned, these have been plastered across front pages of local newspapers for days on end.
So you have seen the latest NSFW celebrity photos - shots of stars such as Jennifer Lawrence, which were leaked in an alleged hack attack. Here are five of the most famous, or infamous, X-rated celebrity scandals. The actor's photos of himself in bed with stars including Cecilia Cheung and Gillian Chung were circulated online in
Over 1, photographs of Mr Chen, 28, entertaining a variety of Hong Kong's female celebrities were leaked onto the web in January last year, causing a sensation in China. At the height of the scandal, the photographs were viewed around 20 million times a day, according to the South China Morning Post. Mr Chen was forced to flee Hong Kong and return to Canada, where he was born.
The subject who is truly loyal to the Chief Magistrate will neither advise nor submit to arbitrary measures. An Asian cinema superstar takes his laptop in for repairs, and a few weeks later, his career is over. Or is it? Vancouver-born actor and hip hop star Edison Chen took a deep breath yesterday and admitted to a packed Hong Kong news conference that he took explicit photographs that have been circulating online for weeks, featuring him with beloved actresses and pop stars in compromising positions.
Hong Kong rapper and actor Edison Chen has announced that he is to quit showbiz "indefinitely" following his involvement in a sex scandal. Around 1, photographs of the Grudge 2 star in bed with eight Hong Kong starlets sparked a storm of controversy in China when they were leaked onto the internet. The images are believed to have been copied from his laptop when he sent it to be repaired.
Currently, drivers are issued only with guidelines. Did the taxi driver break any law in selling a minute video of Andy Hui's hanky-panky with Jacqueline Wong to newspaper Apple Daily? And is it acceptable when advertisers tap the Hong Kong scandal to promote their brands or messages?
Many local newspapers headlined the story consecutively during the first fortnight of Februaryrelegating coverage of the Chinese winter storms to secondary prominence during Chinese New Year. In a crackdown which itself became a controversial item, the Hong Kong police enlisted the assistance of Interpol to stem the spread of the photographs. The police crackdown raised questions over violations of the privacy and free speech rights of Internet users.
Edison Chen, the Chinese-Canadian pop star embroiled in a sex scandal after thousands of lurid photos were released last year, appeared in British Columbia Supreme Court today. He testified against Ho Chun Sze, the man accused of accessing Chen's laptop and the photos of him in bed with Hong Kong celebrities, according to The Guardian, which describes the scandal. Dozens of new pictures, many highly explicit, were uploaded each day, gradually identifying more women. Eight of the territory's best-known singers and actors appear in the images.
By hailey on December 7, in Hot Gossip! This week, a Mainland Chinese fan accused Hugo got her pregnant and then disappeared. Handsome and possessing good acting skills, Hugo had a lot of potential, but his scandals may send him out of the spotlight.
Edison Chen was testifying against a man accused of accessing his laptop, which contained the images. The Chinese-Canadian actor and singer quit the entertainment business last year, after weeks of lurid headlines and pictures in Hong Kong erased his clean-cut image. In China, some websites discussing the scandal received more than 25 million hits. Chen, who fled to his childhood home of British Columbia after the affair shattered his career, attended a Vancouver courtroom yesterday to testify against the defendant, Ho Chun Sze, who faces three counts of obtaining access to a computer with illegal intent.