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Gillian Chung contemplated suicide over sex photos: report

 HONG KONG  - A Hong Kong pop star contemplated suicide after explicit photos of her with another famous singer were plastered on the Internet last year, a report said Friday.

Gillian Chung, half of Canto-pop duo Twins, said she was devastated when
photos of her with actor Edison Chen appeared on the Web, the South China  Morning Post reported.

Chung said the idea of killing herself was only fleeting, the newspaper

"If I died, all my problems will be passed on to the people around me, the
people who care about me," she said in a television interview due to be
screened on Saturday, according to the Post.

Chung was one of several starlets pictured in compromising positions with
Chen, who has told a court the images were posted on the Web after his computer
was stolen.

Chung said she lost all her dignity when the photos were released.

"There’s no privacy any more," she was quoted as saying.

"I showed everything to everyone, and no matter what I do I’ll get the
blame. But dignity is the most important."

Images from Chung's tearful interview were plastered across the front pages
of Friday's newspapers in celebrity-obsessed but conservative Hong Kong, where
the photos caused a storm when they appeared in February last year.

Chung and Chen are hugely popular across Asia, though Chen, one of the
region's biggest film and music stars, saw his career destroyed by the

He was forced into early retirement and fled to Canada, his childhood

Chung was the second victim of the scandal to break her silence over the
photos, after actress Cecilia Cheung lashed out at Chen last week for not

"I blame myself for doing such a foolish thing," said Chung, who has kept a low profile over the past year but is hoping to make a comeback in a high-profile ad campaign next week, the report said.

A computer technician in Hong Kong has been charged with illegally posting
the photos online.

readers' comments
Lets not be too quick to condemn, we must remember it is their right how they want to behave as a couple and how they want to enjoy their love life as it is after all their own private life.We have no right to condemn nor intrude (violate) into such private areas of anyones life. Not only did the people violated into their private life, on top of that people have ruthlessly condemned the ex-couple. Remember, if it can happen to them, it can happen to our children, What then? who will cry?who will plea? Who will commit suicide? who will condemn? Who will be allowed to violate and intrude? Be humane and understanding and not take away individual right for basic privacy and freedom to enjoy one's love life in private
Posted by qymho on Sun, 8 Mar 2009 at 05:08 AM
she can do CAT 3 movies now since everyone has seen HER :)
Posted by DrShaggy on Fri, 6 Mar 2009 at 19:46 PM
why are my comment not posted?
Posted by middleman on Fri, 6 Mar 2009 at 18:57 PM
Oh,man! Don't be a hypocrite! You created your problem and what do you expect? Face the world and the consequences!
Posted by middleman on Fri, 6 Mar 2009 at 18:54 PM
Oh,man! don't be a hypocrite! You created the problem so face the world Gillian!
Posted by middleman on Fri, 6 Mar 2009 at 18:49 PM
It takes two hands to clap. When things goes wrong, both parties need to take responsibility.
Posted by lovemelovemenot on Fri, 6 Mar 2009 at 16:57 PM
Unless you are being provocative, I believe we should not be too hasty to judge and be all righteous

No one is all righteous and we should all learn to be more forgiving.
Posted by TangKwokChoon on Fri, 6 Mar 2009 at 16:25 PM
What a hypocrite! Coming out to create a sensation with news like that just when she's making a come back. Her timing is uncanny.
Posted by bienni2008 on Fri, 6 Mar 2009 at 15:46 PM

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