Monday, February 15, 2010

Actor Gallen Lo threatens to take legal action against HK mag

HONG KONG: Actor Gallen Lo has threatened to sue Hong Kong entertainment rag Next Magazine over reports that portrayed him as an irresponsible father.

The magazine had previously claimed that Lo was having the time of his life with his current wife, Chinese actress Sophie Su, whom Lo married in December last year, and ignored his 10-year-old son with ex-wife Clare Fong.

"Next Magazine recently featured a news article about me on its cover without confirming it with me or the other people mentioned in it. To create sensational news, they fabricated the truth, reported irresponsibly and misled the public," said Lo in a statement on Wednesday. "Next Magazine's actions have seriously damaged my public image as an entertainer."

The 47-year-old actor denounced the article and promised to take legal action against the publication.

Lo, who is currently on vacation in Japan, told reporters that he will return to Hong Kong during the Lunar New Year holidays to visit his parents, his ex-wife and his son like he always had.

Fong also defended her ex-husband and spoke out against the report in a separate statement. She said the report was untrue and that Lo has done his part as a father and takes care of his son.

She added that she hopes she and her son will not be embroiled in baseless reports and rumours as they are not in the entertainment industry.

Fong had been married to Lo for almost a decade before separating amicably in 2008 due to "communication problems".

- CNA/ha


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