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Edison Chen Quits After Sex Scandal

Edison Chen Quits After Sex Scandal

Hong Kong actor/singer Edison Chen made his first public appearance since his sex scandal broke earlier today, announcing his stepping away from the entertainment industry to heal himself.

“I would like now to apologize to all the people for all the suffering that has been caused and the problems that have arisen from this,” Edison said at a press conference. “I would like to apologize to all the ladies and to all their families for any harm or hurt that they have been feeling. I am sorry.”

1,300 explicit photographs of Edison with a string of Hong Kong starlets and pop stars flooded the Internet over the past few weeks. The pictures were copied by the staff of a computer repair shop from a faulty laptop believed to belong to Edison.

“These photos were very private and have not been shown to people and were never intended to be shown to anyone,” the 27-year-old said. “I have failed as a role model. However I wish that this matter will teach everyone a lesson. I’ve decided to do this to give myself an opportunity to heal myself and to search my soul. I will dedicate my time to charity and community work within the next few months.”

Ten arrests in connection with the scandal have already been made by Hong Kong police.

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  • pc

    Is it odd that I find him a little attractive? LOL, guy should have known better than to drop the laptop off for repair with those photos. Major mistake.

  • God

    Given a break. The the people who print these stories, the regular press and most politicians to more than this far more than this I launch. Are you getting paid to talk like an idiot. No quit on things like this you get a raise. Don’t be stupid.

  • eyes rolling

    shut up #2

    people like Paris, Lindsay, Pamela and all of hollywood’s skanks and man whores as well as UR dumb american politicians should take note and try doing the same.
    Then maybe we’ll have some more civilized behavior from our public figures.

    Why are people such enablers…im talking to you #2

  • Shar

    TO #2: WTF!!! YOU MAKE NO SENSE!!!

  • God

    It’s the legal what they did at the repair shop. They should be shot in the skull and left next to the constitution of the United States.

    The pope and all the Vatican consider what you did it typical Sunday for them. :)

  • justcruising

    Who??

  • Linds

    What a crock. This guy wants media attention and he’s willing to whore out whoever to get it. The whole “I want to apologize” spiel just makes me sick with rage. He doesn’t want to apologize – he wants to launch his career and this transparent stunt just proves it! Note to the ladies – if a guy wants to take dirty pics with you RUN, do not walk, in the opposite direction.

  • jay

    Why do Chinese people have so many pubes?? Looks like you would need a safari had and a machete to get through there, damn!

  • t

    all I know him from is The Grudge 2

  • eyes rolling

    again #5 you make no sense

    take time to think through whatever your opinion is before writing.

    Your talking giberish, and most of us don’t understand that type of speech ;)

  • http://thetabloids.blogspot.com TheTabloidsChic

    Ahhh…I was trying to figure out who the hell this man was. Thanks, #9.

    http://thetabloids.blogspot.com

  • [☆F a m o u s☆]

    um, i’m not in hong kong so i don’t care. but all celeb’s sould quit and “heal” after a scandal.

  • Youwillmissme

    Let it rest. Everyone involved suffered enough!

  • blackfriday1978

    I watched his press conference on YouTube, and somehow, I feel a lot “hate” from his so called apology. You can tell that he just hated to be there, he hated that he has to come out live and make the statement. I don’t find him any more disgusting than before (this incident), he has always been this rude and gross anyway. One part I did blame him is that being stupid. How stupid can you be as a CEO, who has absolutely no sense of computer security?! If those people are not good at computer, why would you send your computer to them for fixing? And a password lock will keep your information confidential?! I blame him for being dumb, not for the photos because the girls gotta agreed to be taken those photos in the first place.

    Look at Vanessa Hudgen, who took responsbility right away and got support from the public, the incident almost died down immediately! Now, look at Bobo Chen or Ceilia Cheung or Gillian Chung. If Edison is ugly and poor, they would not have dated him, and they sure would not be agreed to be in those photos. Not to mention, the gifts that Bobo Chen (and others) had been receiving from Edison.. now, somehow I believe that is Karma! I think it is a great lesson for any girls out there who thinks it is okay to take advantage of the guys in a relaionship, somehow, you have to pay back.

    But Edison… seirously?! Charity?! Say something that is at least believable, don’t think the public is so dumb that we will believe you will invest anything in charity or good will.

  • pipi

    1,300?!! what a dumb move!

    Anyway, I don’t think a video apology will be enough for some of the people who control the HK industry. He might need to hire an army of bodyguards and go and make personal apologies or he’ll be stuck in Canada watching his back.

  • suzy86

    Ok, so who is he and why is this relevant to our US celebutards?

  • tessa

    What a perv, he’s always been a pervy kind of guy.

    he’s a canton star who’s born in canada, he’s actually a HUGE canton star.

  • shabba

    he’ slept with so many of the celebs over there, i wonder if they all knew they were fucking the same guy.

    anyway like he gives a rap about “healing” he was born in raised in canada he doesnt have the same morals as his fans.

  • flirtlikecrazy

    To be more precise: He said he’d step out from HK entertainment industry: Hollywood- heads up!

  • talula

    He’s so handsome.

  • http://eatingourwaythrula.blogspot.com/ Alwayshungry

    What I didn’t get is why he did his apology and resignation in English. It seems that it would have been more respectful to reach out to the majority of his fans in the language they understand. Yes I know many are bilingual but for some reason his methods have irked me

  • God

    I talked type through speech recognition. I proof read it. But after it gets sent it looks like I’m on drugs. It’s the people at Jared or the goverment. Because I’m the real Jesus Christ and they don’t like my behavior. There trying to pass me off as some fckn world leader. :)

    Be prepared to cross your hands again and go bda bda bda.

  • flirtlikecrazy

    He grew up and studied in Canada, English is his 1st language.

  • kovas

    dumb pervs

  • lily

    he’s hott.

    haha. so funny, he’s stepping away to “heal himself” from what, having sex?

    Apparently he was being threatened because he exposed all the “innocent” chinese girl costars images and so he had no choice to walk away.

    if he was in america, it wouldnt be so. hahah

  • http://www.healthluxe.com J

    Honestly, it’s tabloid fodder and no one really cares (well, except maybe the people in Asia who do have a different idea of how things should or should not be).

    As long as he wasn’t doing anything questionable with children or animals, it’s fine.

  • jlyn

    he’s hot.

    just move to the states!!! hollywood loves these kind of stuff.

  • yvonne

    can’t believe you also have this…

  • michelle

    i don’t get it, in hollywood almost everybody has a sex tape but they still manage to keep their careers and be respected, while in hong kong he has a sex scandal and they take down billboards featuring him? there’s such a big cultural difference

  • bataglio

    where the heck are the pics? he is hawt, sure he’s getting kitty galore.

  • sarath

    He’s still Hot!!!

  • sarath

    He’s still Hot!!!

  • kate

    who???

  • MK

    He is going to be in the new Batman movie. He got a part when they were shooting in Hong Kong.

    I dont understand why everyone is blamming him alone for the whole thing. 1st, the pics were stolen – he did not distribute them. 2nd all the females are willing participants when the pics were taken and they now all appear as if they were the victims…..come on give me a break. they all have to be responsible for their actions!

  • cecilia

    love you, love you! it.s not all your fault. be strong!

  • possum

    don’t understand why is he apologizing for things like this?
    i would love him more if he told everyone to leave him alone and he did nothing wrong…what’s wrong is those people who place expectations on him and think of him in a certain way.

    he’s handsome and he’s single . hence he can DO anyone he wants so long as the girls want him. Just take a look a those leaking pictures , the gals apparently ENJOYED it .

  • blah

    1. if they weren’t celebrities, none of this would have gained any media traction.
    2. they like sex (who doesn’t?) and enjoy taping themselves. so what.
    3. reality check: men who are wildly wealthy get chicks. chicks fall for men who are wildly wealthy regardless of reputation. so if all was mutual, well then, who are we to judge?
    4. the photos were illegally stolen. thieves ought to be punished. period.
    5. immence resources are being wasted to protect him. police… body guards… etc. although necessary, what a waste of tax payers money!

  • oh

    what???????????

    I wonder if anyone who sympathizes him has ever seen those photos!

    imaging the pics of Venessa expose all her private parts in minute details and having oral and bj …. with a guy came out on the internet. How will the US people react?

  • z

    well, i am a chinese, got to say something …
    Hong Kong is a really small island, and those celebs involved are all local hongkong stars, those girls , you know their company will set a image of them, most of them are the sweet and pure kind..just not the sexy ones. and many fans of them are still teenagers…the pics really shocks many of the fans..and Edison, who’s always a “bad boy”,we just can’t link them together
    besides, the entertainment cirlce of hongkong is rather small…in every concert or TV shows etc.you just keep seeing the same people. i mean if there are many more celebs you have more choice, it’s ok.but,this?it just make the small circle more chaotic dirty..
    but Edison is really hot, the face is born with, that true…

  • Eri

    I’ve heard that sex is the most like sports he does.lol thats so funny! and so true!
    I dont think he need leaving. all of girls who piced also have to have responsibility to take pic.
    how old are they? 12??? they all adult.
    they took pics becouse they wanted or they didnt mind.

    what I saw from these pics is they look so enjoying! especially girls.

    if they didnt want to distroy thire “image” they shouldnt take pics.

    most of us are able to enjoy sex without cameras.

  • z

    duty comes with wealth. if you gain more, you should at least behave better. why do politician keep healthy image all the time? public influence. no offence to the states though, i do think entertainment circle needs regulation

  • jeeze

    Edison is at fault for storing those images and then took it to repair. He’s not at fault for having hot sex with the starlets.

    He’s at fault though for having sex with girls that didn’t wax or shave. That was horrid to see. People should just forget and move on with this. Everyone is having sex in Hong Kong and everyone knows how to dispose images if they’re careful. Why the hell did those girls let him keep it then, huh?

    He should be able to go back to what his job and let him be. Jesus, big fukching deal these people already.

  • pinkdragon

    all i want to say is those who posted the pics on the net need to have their balls chopped off. if you’re bored dont ruin people’s lives posting their private pics on the net, post your own pics.

  • anne

    his story is very similar to vanessa’s…
    he had a sex scandal, she had a ‘u kno what’ scandal..
    both apologized and both said the ‘pictures weren’t supposed
    to be seen by anyone.’
    also, they said the pics were meant to be private..
    except the part when he says he failed as a role model…
    vanessa went on with buisness while he needed to heal…
    soo wierd—it’s so similar…wut do u think??

  • Mavis

    EDISON CHEN IS THE STUPID ACTOR FROM HONG KONG. I live in Hong Kong – this whole naked scandal has caused such a big mess!
    Everyone hates him now cause he is SOOO INSANE! He took these HORRIBLE and TERRIBLE photos of naked celebrities.

    WE ALL HATE HIM NOW>

  • Hello?

    oh @ 02/21/2008 at 10:23 pm what???????????

    I wonder if anyone who sympathizes him has ever seen those photos!

    imaging the pics of Venessa expose all her private parts in minute details and having oral and bj …. with a guy came out on the internet. How will the US people react?

    ======================================================

    Yes, I’ve seen the pics and at the end of the day the girls agreed to get their pics taken!!!!! If that happened to Vanessa then I would blame her too.

    If you don’t want people to know what you do behind doors then don;t take videos or pics!!!!

    Just because people to see the girls giving a guy a bj or whatever it doesn’t mean that they are virgins. Sheesh!!!

  • Hello?

    oh @ 02/21/2008 at 10:23 pm what???????????

    I wonder if anyone who sympathizes him has ever seen those photos!

    imaging the pics of Venessa expose all her private parts in minute details and having oral and bj …. with a guy came out on the internet. How will the US people react?

    ======================================================

    Yes, I’ve seen the pics and at the end of the day the girls agreed to get their pics taken!!!!! If that happened to Vanessa then I would blame her too.

    If you don’t want people to know what you do behind doors then don;t take videos or pics!!!!

    Just because people to see the girls giving a guy a bj or whatever it doesn’t mean that they are virgins. Sheesh!!!

  • Hello?

    Mavis @ 02/22/2008 at 4:44 am EDISON CHEN IS THE STUPID ACTOR FROM HONG KONG. I live in Hong Kong – this whole naked scandal has caused such a big mess!
    Everyone hates him now cause he is SOOO INSANE! He took these HORRIBLE and TERRIBLE photos of naked celebrities.

    WE ALL HATE HIM NOW

    +====================================================

    He took terrible photos??/ but the girls weren’t getting raped were they? In fact the girls looked liked they were enjoying themselves and deliberately POSING for the camera. The girls seemed quite happy for their pics to be taken.

    So why are you just blaming him??

    I say they were both at fault. Stupid girls as well.

    The most horrible thing about these pics are that the girls don’t wax or shave. I was disgusted with what I saw “down there”. It was like a forest, in fact worst… a jungle.

    Maybe Edison Chen likes his women hairy.

  • Get Real

    Mavis @ 02/22/2008 at 4:44 am EDISON CHEN IS THE STUPID ACTOR FROM HONG KONG. I live in Hong Kong – this whole naked scandal has caused such a big mess!
    Everyone hates him now cause he is SOOO INSANE! He took these HORRIBLE and TERRIBLE photos of naked celebrities.

    WE ALL HATE HIM NOW

    +====================================================

    He took terrible photos??/ but the girls weren’t getting raped were they? In fact the girls looked liked they were enjoying themselves and deliberately POSING for the camera. The girls seemed quite happy for their pics to be taken.

    So why are you just blaming him??

    I say they were both at fault. Stupid girls as well.

    The most horrible thing about these pics are that the girls don’t wax or shave. I was disgusted with what I saw “down there”. It was like a forest, in fact worst… a jungle.

    Maybe Edison Chen likes his women hairy

  • moosh

    what i heard was that he had a pink apple laptop
    and clean installed the hard drive
    (and avg ppl normally assume that it is relativelly ok then)
    the computer shop ppl knew it was his laptop
    hence recovered everything

    also regarding the pics
    some were snapshops from video clips
    and most were of bj or legs wide open
    no actual vaginal intercourse pics released

    and his role in the batman seems to have gone to someone else
    check imdb

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