Kira leaked two NEW pictures today. Disable popup windows temporarily to view the pictures. There are several pictrues which proved the identities of the stars, even though some like Gillian, claimed the pictures were the result of photoshop.
Later Gillian admitted the pictures of her were real. Maggie Q pics have now been released. The pics only appear to be of ads she shot for Edison, and nothing more. However, a spokesperson for Disney denied that the withdrawal had anything to do with the scandal and said that the length of the campaign was decided upon long beforehand. Edison Chen, the only male celebrity to be implicated by the scandal, will return to Hong Kong to face the media this week, his management confirmed today.
She denied that he had left the country to avoid the fallout from the scandal. Edison is supposedly going to help police catch the insider who is releasing the photos. There have been protests in the streets, and complaints that Edison is just as guilty as the suspects who have been caught.
There are also complaints that the people involved are getting a free pass because they are celebrities. As for suggestions that her name will also appear on the list of female celebrities involved in the scandal, Miriam said that she did not want to comment any further and with the scandal bringing down the general morality in society, she did not want to perpetuate the reports any further.
When reporters asked if her parents had questioned her about the incident, she said that her mother trusts her completely and she has her own integrity, so after 12 years in the industry, she has no need to explain herself. As for suggestions that her engagement had been cancelled as a result of the scandal, Nat refused to comment. Edison Chen has had his advertisements for Manhattan Titanium, a credit card company, pulled, as a result of the ongoing naughty photos scandal, Sing Tao Daily, a Hong Kong newspaper, reported today.
The advertising campaign was launched last month. This is the latest blow for the Hong Kong star, after being cut from an upcoming movie last Tuesday. A Pepsi spokesperson said that the company would not drop Edison but are constantly monitoring the situation. An EPS spokesperson said the same. A source told Oriental Daily News, a Hong Kong newspaper, that Edison Chen, the only male celebrity implicated by the scandal, who reportedly flew to the US to avoid the media commotion, has become depressed, reclusive and unwilling to eat.
Edison released a recorded message last Monday, but has not appeared in public or in the media since. Legal professionals say Edison himself could be held legally liable since he did not take reasonable and prudent action to protect the naughty pictures on his laptop before turing it over to a technician for repair.
As he left, Jackie said that he will be quite busy in the near future because he will be filming some promotional clips for the Olympic Games equestrian events, that will be held in Hong Kong.
He revealed that he will be doing some horse-riding and also going to Athens to help with the delivery of the Olympic flame. Jackie was at an event providing China Snowstorm relief. Netizens reported that a video of Edison Chen and Maggie Q involved in intimate acts had surfaced on the web. It was rumoured that the intimate tape showed up on a Hong Kong discussion board, but was swiftly removed by moderators.
Even before the scandal broke, Maggie was widely reported in Hong Kong newspapers to have dated Edison a few years ago. Reports say Bobo cried for many days. Stephy Tang was asked if she is worried that she will be next to be dragged into the scandal, she replied that she is not worried, because she has never had naughty pictures taken of her. Stephy also commented that if someone digitally faked her into such photos, she would discuss the matter with her company, and depending on the situation, they would decide what action to take.
News story on the scandal in the video below. The music video below stars Chen and Chung before the scandal broke.