Sunday, November 04, 2012
Actress Rain Li was involved in Universe International Holdings (UIH) chairman, Daneil Lam Siu Ming (a filmmaker) and his ex-wife, Chui Suet Ying's lawsuit. Chiu exposed in court, Rain had complained in the past that Daneil forced her to provide sexual services. However, Rain later issued a statement expressing that the report is not true. At the time, the lawyers from both sides agreed to delete the words in court. Two nights ago, Rain accompanied by Chiu, suddenly changed her statement and accused Daneil for asking her to do something unethical outside of her contract, but she refused to do it. Daneil believed Rain's accusation is considered defamation and vows to sue her until the end.
Last night Rain and Chiu accepted an interview to explain the whole scandal. Rain expressed that day when she issued the statement, the purpose was to clarify that she did not do anything unethical. She was not saying that Daneil didn't ask her to do it. Because she was in Mainland at the time, she was unable to clear it all up. As for the court deleting the related wording, Chiu said at the time neither she or Daneil were in court. The judge asked their respective lawyers whether the wording would cause harm to Rain, the lawyers both agreed and therefore the wording was removed.
Rain reiterated she's speaking the truth and she does not want the public to speculate any further. If it is necessary for her to testify in court, she would do so. She expressed she entered the industry as a teenager and after this incident, she finally saw how complex the entertainment circle was.
That day, Chiu helped Rain terminate the contract she had with Daneil, it was one of the conditions on the divorce contract. She said money is not that important in her life because for her, earning money is not considered too difficult. However, she absolutely cannot allow others to make easy money by unethical means. She became emotional as she spoke, she said before her divorce she lived in a 7,000 square feet single family home, but after the divorce Daneil made her move into a 600 square feet home, gave her HK$10 million and she does not have custody of her children. In 2010, the court ruled that Daneil would have to pay an alimony of HK$30 million over 8 years. He currently still owes her HK$25 million.
[Mingpao] contacted Daneil by phone last night, he stressed: "I did not force Rain Li to do anything unethical. If it was true, then why didn't she sue me back then when she had to be ransom. My company doesn't just have one artist, there are other artists and models. If something like this happens (unethical conduct), then everyone would know about."
As to the accusations Rain and his ex-wife made on him? Daneil expressed he will sue them until the end, he said: "Today I already told my lawyer to do the paperwork for everything. Tomorrow, they should receive the letter from my lawyer, as soon as possible. I hope Rain Li will get the fixed penalty notice by Monday. I will sue everyone in the back too."
Has he been really troubled by this case? Daneil believes this is disturbance, so he must sue them. Does he want the issue of splitting property with his wife to be resolved as soon as possible, so he'll have no relationship with her? Daneil said: "It already ended August 2010, the judge already had a ruling. I already gave everything she wanted. The case had already ended. She also resigned from her director position at UIH. So, just exactly what does she want? I don't know!"
Translated by: aZnangel @ AsianEU Forum
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