As is the way with unsubstantiated rumors, people are now coming out to (also anonymously) come to the defense of the maligned party. The Shanghainese Tiger Wife who hired thugs to beat up her cheating husband may not have had a cheating husband at all, according to something that popped into our tips box:
I normally don’t comment on people’s private matters, but apparently it is no longer private. He was NOT cheating on his Shanghainese wife. He never had an affair with his secretary. The wife is erratic, angry and abusive. The husband, who feared for his children and himself was seeking a divorce. The wife is doing scary and manipulative things with their children. The father in law owns the apartment they were living in and the “tiger lady” has barred him access. When the husband tried to take his children to safety, the Shanghainese wife and her father beat him up. He is not in the hospital, currently the only observable wounds are cuts on his hands (obviously from trying to defend himself). He is fully recognizable.
Who’s in the right? Who’s in the wrong? Since it’s not “private” anymore, can we know exactly who it is?
But: even if we had a chance, would we even really want to know more? Divorce proceedings sure get sad once the husband and wife are no longer cut-out character villains, and the break up of a family (no matter how crappy the family) never seems as funny as when it was just a sound bite to gossip about.
Shanghai Shiok: How to Dump a Chinese Girlfriend (another reader’s response to Christine Tan’s post)