Kristie Lu Stout reports: Yet more female celebrities have been sucked into the scandal with some of the latest pictures released. However, internet sleuths have worked out that this is not Jolin Tsai but one of her wannabes. She also does not have a tattoo on her left arm like Jolin does: Because of concerns that Vincy was underaged when the said photos were taken, this is about as much as we can show you: The long-awaited statement from Gillian Chung came yesterday, when she made her first public appearance since the scandal erupted.
She is the first artiste to come clean and admit her involvement with the pictures shame on you, Edison! I want to thank my company, family and friends for their concern. As for the influence this incident has had on society, I apologise. In the coming days I will continue to focus on my work and face up to my life. Edison Chen will be back in Hong Kong this week.
Bobo Chan seems to have been hit the worst. Hong Kong police have arrested the ninth suspect and charged him with breaking obscenity laws. Protestors have taken to the streets criticising the police for its special treatment of celebrities, its invasion of privacy of internet users and its hunt for a scapegoat despite the continued leak of pictures. Today is the day when Gill will meet the fans for the first time after the scandal.
I wanted to release her vid at the same time. However, due to a certain reason, I was not able to. Now I decide to release 3 vids at 3: The content are 1. Stop arresting the scapegoats. The scandal continues to take front page in all Hong Kong tabloids.
We also sipped wine yesterday with a friend who used to patronise the same row of stores that Edison goes to. Two years ago, our friend had been offered by one of those men a sneak peek at those pictures, but he declined. So it looks like the pictures were an open secret at least among the staff working there. So we expect to hear no more about it.