Edison Chen is a pop star, born in Vancouver and is very famous in Hong Kong. However he was disgraced when his personal photos leaked onto the Internet. The photos displayed his personal exploits with several female celebrities. Chen gave evidence that a computer technician Sze Ho-Chun posted the photos online. These photos forced Chen into an early retirement and sent him to flee to Vancouver.
Chen appeared in court yesterday regarding this incident. The women that Chen were involved with in the photos include pop star Gillian Chung, Cecilia Cheung, and Bobo Chen. Chen said in court that the photos were his own and had been stored in a personal laptop that went missing last year. Chen said that there was “some foul play” in the computer store that his laptop got sent to.
“I’m quite a private person,” said Chen. “This was never meant for anyone else to see.” The hearing started yesterday and was wrapped up in a day.
Chen was discovered a decade ago in a Hong Kong night club. Chen recorded 16 albums under the EEG (Emperor Entertainment Group) label. His latest album was in 2007 and was called “Allow Me To Reintroduce Myself.” Chen also had a cameo in The Dark Night. The scandal caused his career to decline.
To make matters worse, Chen was supposedly dating Vincy Yeung at the time of the scandal. Yeung is the niece of the head of EEG. Basically the niece of his boss. Many people around China were arrested for reposting the photos. According to Google, Chen was one of the most searched for celebrities as of late last year.