Friday, August 26, 2011
Recently Apple Daily and FACE reported that during the time Raymond Lam was dating Mavis Pan, he hooked up with a girl named Angel (Fong Fong) who is from his hometown Xiamen. The magazines published photos that implied untrue facts. Currently in Beijing busy shooting for new film Saving General Yang, Raymond issued a statement to Apple Daily and FACE through his lawyer yesterday. He was angered by the fabricated and twisted reports. During a long-distance phone interview, Raymond said: "There has been fabricated and negative reports all along. I always laughed them off, but this time I really cannot tolerate anymore! Since the Mavis Pan incident, I promised that I will concentrate on my work, but this time the reports made it sound like I'm lying. This has gone beyond my limit! I feel that even if work is difficult, I still won't retire from this industry, but when my family starts worrying, then I start to think maybe I should give up!"
Raymond reveals that the published photo on the reports was taken several years ago when he invited his Xiamen friends for a housewarming party. Aside from the photos with his awards and dog, the others were not taken at his house. Also, the photos are from so many years ago, he said heartbroken: "Miss Lok had already told the reporters that the rumor is not true, but they still wrote the story anyway. This really violates a reporter's integrity." Since he entered the industry, he had never made such an extreme move by taking legal action against the media, but this time the news worried his family, which Raymond honestly cannot accept. As for Angel, it has been several years since he contacted her, and she is already married anyway. He is worried the reports might affect her family too.
Raymond sadly expressed that the untrue reports have mentally harmed him as well, leaving him in long-term depression and left him a shadow on other people. He said painfully: "When there are classmate or friend gatherings, no one dares to take pictures with me. Even if they did take any pictures, they especially have to ask me if they can post it online! When I go out and there are fans who ask me to take pictures, I would hesitate, it's hard to live on with a shadow!" Also, the hosts on Scoop read out the original text to Raymond's statement.
Virgina Lok: This one's just ridiculous!
TVB Production and Resource Manager (Virgina Lok) voiced her support to Raymond's statement. She expressed that Raymond is still TVB's frontline actor, therefore his image is very important: "If he isn't careful and if there really was this incident, then his promises means nothing. However, this time the reports are truly ridiculous! Those pictures are taken when Raymond had a party. The photos in the bathroom and living room were not taken at his house. This incident also made Angel and her husband unhappy when they innocently got involved!" Raymond's mother also called Miss Lok to complain: "Last time the Mavis Pan incident already hurt Raymond deeply, he was depressed for a long time. He just got back on his feet and can concentrate on work, and now they attack him again!"
Miss Lok expressed after the magazines published those pictures, reporters contacted her to confirm. At the time, she already denied that the photos were from Raymond's house: "But I just don't understand why Apple Daily still published them. Raymond already got TVB's approval before issuing the statement. After so many other negative reports prior to this, his image is greatly affected. Soon, TVB will have a meeting to discuss what we can do."
Source: Oriental Daily
Translated by: aZnangel @ AEU
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