Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Jack Neo admits affair 

Mar 7, 2010 

JACK Neo, Singapore's most successful film-maker, has confessed to a two-year affair with a freelance model less than half his age after the young woman exposed it by showing up at his Pasir Ris semi-detached home.

Chinese evening daily Lianhe Wanbao said Miss Wendy Chong, 22, was upset that Neo, 50, had apparently lied to her and demanded to see his wife on Friday. Neo met Chong when she got a bit role as a nurse in his movie, Money No Enough 2, two years ago, and has a meatier role as Mark Lee's sister-in-law in his latest film, Being Human, which opened on Thursday, said The New Paper on Sunday.

The 1.63m tall model said Neo took her on trips overseas, including Taiwan, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia. 'I would go shopping while he work. After he finished his work, we would meet up and enjoy our time together,' she told TNP on Sunday.

Lianhe Wanbao said she had tried calling Jack several times on Friday but he did not answer her calls. She then went to Jack's home at about 3 pm and waited till he returned home. She told him she wanted to go in and talk to his wife, Madam Irene Kng, 46. To her surprise, Neo let her into the house and called his wife to come downstairs.

Chong said Madam Kng's reaction to her husband's affair shocked her. 'She asked me, 'What do you want?' She said that she did not care about who Jack involved with as she was content that she loved him.' The three of them later left for a meeting in a restaurant at Changi Airport's Crowne Plaza Hotel in a car driven by Madam Kng.

Jack admitted to Lianhe Wanbao that he was at fault, adding that he felt terrible but had been unable to end the affair as Chong had threatened to harm herself, and that he was worried that his wife could not forgive him.

In a surprising revelation, Madam Kng said she had known about the affair for a year but she chose to 'close one eye' and did not confront her husband.


Second woman comes forward with allegations about 

Jack Neo

Posted: 09 March 2010 0738 hrs 

SINGAPORE: A second woman has come forward with allegations about popular local film-maker Jack Neo, claiming that she was sexually harassed by him about five years ago.

This comes days after freelance model Wendy Chong, 22, told the Chinese language press that she had a two-year affair with Mr Neo - allegations that sparked a storm of reactions online, and had a few speculating about whether it was real or an elaborate publicity stunt.

Even Foreign Minister George Yeo was drawn into the buzz, blogging on Sunday to say that the Cultural Medallion recipient had called him the previous night to confess his "infidelity".

In the latest apparent revelations, Ms Foyce Le Xuan, 25, told Lianhe Wanbao on Monday that Mr Neo had wooed her aggressively and even allegedly booked a room at a hotel so they could "get to know each other better", but she did not turn up.

Ms Le told the paper she was 20 when she signed up as an artiste with Mr Neo's entertainment group in 2004. The film-maker had initially offered to give her a lift home; she lived in Tampines, he in Pasir Ris.

But soon after, she claimed, he hit on her, promising to groom her into "Fann Wong No 2". "I was just a small girl ... When he held my hand tight, I didn't even dare to resist," she told Wanbao.

He would also allegedly send her up to 30 SMSes a day and ring her up late in the night, the evening daily reported. Ms Le, whose boyfriend broke up with her because of the frequent rides she hitched with the director, said she was afraid to fall out with Mr Neo as her career was vital to her.

Ms Le said she was spurred to go public after reading about Ms Chong's story and wanted to prevent further such incidents.

Wanbao was the first to report on Saturday about the alleged affair, after Ms Chong had showed up at Mr Neo's house demanding to see his wife. The three then held a four-hour meeting at Changi Airport's Crowne Plaza Hotel, which Ms Chong informed the press about. Mr Neo's pastor and manager, as well as Ms Chong's father and sister, were also present.

The model, who claimed to Shin Min Daily News that she had sex with Mr Neo in his car a month after meeting him at a 2008 audition for "Money No Enough 2", on Monday was reported as saying she regretted alerting a reporter.

"I was a little rash and wondered if I had caused harm to innocent children. But the next day, after reading the reports, my guilt subsided. Because Jack Neo lied. He told me that besides me and his wife, there weren't any other women," she reportedly told Shin Min.

Mr Neo's wife, Madam Irene Kng, 46, was reported as saying she knew about her husband's trysts, but had chosen to "close one eye" as she knew he still loved his family.

She said they and their four children had moved out of their Pasir Ris home to stay elsewhere temporarily.

According to Lianhe Zaobao, Mr Neo's manager Tang Wing Fai said the director would come clean on his two-year affair with the model after he had settled the matter with the affected parties and "made peace" with his wife and children.

- TODAY/sc


KNS!! I hate unfaithful guys! And I feel damn disgusted with guys, particularly those se/horny/lustful ones. WTF~

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