What started out as a cautionary tale about storing lurid digital photos of past lovers on the computer has become one of Asia's biggest internet celebrity sex scandals and a focal point for censorship in Hong Kong. Hundreds of photos featuring what appears to be at least five of Hong Kong's best-known entertainers have been uploaded to the internet after being copied from the laptop of Edison Chen, 27, a singer and actor. Hong Kong police have now arrested nine people for uploading the images, which are being constantly posted and then deleted from message-boards across the region.
In a video statement Chen, 27, called the postings of the photographs "intentionally hurtful and malicious. Police believe the images were copied from Chen's computer when it was serviced last year. If you are still in possession of these images, I urge you to please destroy them immediately," a subdued-looking Chen added in the video.
It all started on 27 January when various photographs of people resembling the above-named celebrities were all posted one after the other including the Hong Kong Discussion Forum and free. The photos in question included:. But as more and more photos were released into public domain, the newspapers soon changed their tune.
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.
Gillian Chung, one of several prominent Hong Kong stars caught up in a nude photo scandal, Monday apologized for the incident that has sparked arrests and a media frenzy. Gillian Chung L apologizes in her first public comments for the incident that has sparked arrests and a media frenzy. Chung, 27, previously known for her squeaky-clean image, made her eagerly awaited statement before a mass of reporters and video cameras flanked by Charlene Choi, her singing partner in the female pop duo Twins.
A decade later, Chen, 38, who acted in box-office hits Infernal Affairs and Initial Dis proving that he can bounce back and have the last laugh. His fashion business - built up largely out of the public eye - is giving him clout again, with his label Clot even getting invitations to participate in the New York and Paris fashion weeks this year. Clot, which he started 15 years ago with a friend, is stocked by retailers such as Harrods, Dover Street Market and, soon, Selfridges.
Posted by alvinology Feb 17, dirty old man Sunday Times did a full page write-up about them today. Relationship: The former singer-actress is now the fiancee of businessman, Phillip King.
The biggest reason behind the divorce was apparently due to a sex photo scandal involving Cheung and singer-actor Edison Chen It turned out that Edison Chen, who had had intimate relationships with the stars, including Cheung, saved explicit photos of them in his computer, and the photos were retrieved and leaked online when Chen took in the computer for maintenance. However, new claims have surfaced that there is even more terrible reason for the divorce, shocking the Chinese entertainment circle.
A computer technician was jailed for eight and a half months today for stealing photos of a Hong Kong pop star having sex with starlets that would be seen by millions of people via the internet. Sze Ho-chun, 24, downloaded explicit images from the laptop computer of the singer-actor Edison Chen that showed Chen engaging in sex acts with a number of women when he took his laptop in for repairs. The pictures, unlocked from encrypted files inside the laptop, were given to colleagues on CDs by Sze and ended up being uploaded onto the internet and seen by millions of people in China and around the world in early The pictures showed stars, including Chinese singer Gillian Chung and actress Cecilia Cheung, naked with Chen, creating a scandal that tarnished the squeaky-clean image of Hong Kong's Canto-pop stars.