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. The photographs, which appear to show Chung naked in bed with male star Edison Chen, and suggestive images purportedly of around half a dozen other celebrities, including actress Cecilia Cheung, were recently posted online, provoking blanket tabloid coverage in celebrity-mad Hong Kong. Edison Chen, 27, apologized last week in a video statement, and called the postings of the photographs "intentionally hurtful and malicious.
Highs and lows for singer-actress Gillian Chung, 39 today
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Canto-pop star and actress Gillian Chung Yan-tung, of the duo Twins, celebrates her 39th birthday on Tuesday. She's come a long way since being picked to form one half of Hong Kong musical duo Twins. These are some of the milestones in her life and career. They have released close to a dozen albums and toured around the world, playing concerts in North America, Australia, China and Malaysia. While many of the duo's singles and albums topped the charts in Hong Kong, Chung and Choi have also been active in the film industry and won numerous commercial endorsements. Chung's last screen outing was in film Missing , in which she played a social worker whose policeman father vanishes on a hike.
Twins singer Gillian Chung has revealed that she, like actress Cecilia Cheung, bumped into an apologetic Edison Chen on a plane after the rapper's sleazy pictures of the women were stolen and circulated online. Unlike Cheung - who made peace with Chen on a flight from Taipei to Hong Kong on Mother's Day in - Chung did not know how to face her former boyfriend and asked to change seats so she would not have to sit behind him, the singer was quoted as saying. According to Sing Tao Daily and Nownews website, which cited Chung's interview with a magazine that was released on Sunday, Chen noticed her on the flight out of Hong Kong but did not disturb her.
Many local newspapers headlined the story consecutively during the first fortnight of February , relegating 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.