Hong Kong - A Hong Kong computer technician was on Wednesday jailed for eight and a half months for stealing more than 17 sexually explicit photos of singer Edison Chen with a string of starlets. Sze had copied 1 sex photos from Chen's laptop when the Canadian-born singer-actor brought it in for repairs in The prosecution said that the year-old saved the images of Chen and other local celebrities on a compact disc, which he then passed to another of his customers.
Sexually explicit pictures and a steamy video shot by Cantopop icon Edison Chen with female singers and actresses who have shared his bed have spread like wildfire around Asia over the past few weeks. In a business that carefully grooms starlets with innocent, virginal images, the scandal is threatening to destroy careers and fortunes. It called for Baidu to make a public apology for the harm it has done to the society.
An unlikely coalition of pop idols, communist censors, Hong Kong police and a Catholic bishop are fighting to stifle the biggest celebrity sex scandal in the history of the Chinese internet. They are struggling to halt the spread of thousands of lurid digital photographs apparently showing one of Hong Kong's most famous actors, Edison Chen, in bed with eight of the territory's top actresses and singers. The images - illegally copied from the star's customised pink MacBook - have prompted a media frenzy here that has eclipsed the fixation about Britney Spears in the English-language web.
In an interview with CNN's Talk Asia, the Canadian-born star said the explicit pictures, which caused a huge scandal when they found their way on to the Internet last year, had been agreed with the stars. It was all consensual," he said in the interview, which is set to be aired on Wednesday. That's as simple as it is. More than 1, photos, which show Chen and the starlets in compromising positions, shocked many in the celebrity-obsessed but culturally conservative city and ruined the careers of some of the actresses and singers involved.
Chung was one of eight Hong Kong female stars who was seen performing sex acts with Canadian-Chinese entertainer Edison Chen in nude pictures leaked onto the Internet in The pictures, stolen off Chen's laptop, created a huge uproar in the Chinese-speaking world and derailed the careers of the stars in the photos. But Chung has mounted a comeback, signing commercial endorsements and appearing in a play in August.
The actor at the centre of an Internet sex photos scandal involving a string of Hong Kong stars admitted Thursday that he took them and announced his retirement from the local entertainment scene. The explicit photographs of Edison Chen with actresses and pop stars have been plastered across the Internet over the past few weeks, causing a storm in this celebrity-obsessed city. Speaking publicly for the first time since the scandal broke, Canadian-born Chen, 27, said he had returned to Hong Kong to account for himself.
The photos -- taken by her boyfriend, Chinese-Canadian actor-singer Edison Chen -- showed him and eight Hong Kong stars performing sex acts. The resulting scandal early last year forced Chen and the stars to take a break from the entertainment industry. Chen resurfaced two weeks ago to testify against the computer technician who allegedly stole the pictures from his laptop.
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Posted by Kate Zhao Feb 17, From Earthtimes. Singer and actor Edison Chenthe star at the centre of a nude photo scandalis to return to Hong Kong to face the music.
Many local newspapers headlined the story consecutively during the first fortnight of Februaryrelegating 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.