updated 9 Jan 2010, 22:19
    Powered by
user id password
Sat, Jan 09, 2010
The Straits Times
EmailPrintDecrease text sizeIncrease text size
Pop star said to be unfilial

Taipei - Pop star Angela Chang's image as a dutiful daughter has suffered, after her divorced parents accused her of abandoning them financially.

She was known to have been supporting her family since her teens, before she became an actress-singer in 2001. According to reports, her father is ill and has not worked for 20 years.

In an interview with Next Magazine published yesterday, her mother said the star has cut her off and left her with unpaid taxes of more than NT$1 million (S$43,700). She said she has been working as a waitress and living on about NT$10,000 a month.

Her parents blamed her Vietnamese friend, Jenny, for influencing the star negatively, the report said.

Chang, who will release a new record soon, did not respond to her parents' interview yesterday. 'Let me think,' she said through a record label executive.

But last week, Apple Daily quoted her as saying of her relationship from her mother: 'Our fate has come to an end.'

According to the record label executive, Chang is supporting her younger brother and sister.

This article was first published in The Straits Times.

readers' comments

Copyright © 2010 Singapore Press Holdings Ltd. Co. Regn. No. 198402868E. All rights reserved.