Edison Chen has REALLY broken his silence this time around to appear on CNN’s Talk Asia to chat about the sex scandal that ruined his life (though, perhaps, not for as long as the more schadenfraude-prone of us would like) and the lives of countless female starlets in Hong Kong.
Since we’re assuming everybody already knows the story – and if you don’t, here’s a chance to catch up on our extensive Edison Chen coverage – we’ll just give a smattering of some of the quotes:
“I believed I was a victim. I believed that I was hurt by this a lot… I knew that I had nothing to do with the spreading of these photos.”
“I was afraid to go anywhere. I was travelling around when I was still in Hong Kong in trunks of taxis, literally, just to get to places… I had to be in the trunk for 15 minutes. I didn’t even know if I had enough oxygen to be honest with you.”
“Even when I had left Asia and I had went to Canada and America, it took me three months to really get out of the shell that I had put myself in. I mean, I was in darkness for five days”
“Everything was mutual. It was all consensual… If I have a camera in front of your face and there’s a flash, do you know that I’m taking a photo of you? That’s as simple as it is.”
Okay… that last one sounded a little off to us. Perhaps we’re missing something, but we thought a lot of those 1300 pictures were taken by webcam. Last time we checked, those macbook webcams didn’t come with flash. Anyhow, you can see the full video of the interview on CNN’s Talk Asia website.