A shocking rumour abounded last month (August) regarding renown filmmaker Stephen Chow (周星馳). Many suspected the legendary actor was dating Miss Hong Kong Pageant 2021 participant Ukei Cheung (張曉祺)!
Although Stephen’s assistant denied it, it was not enough to dissuade doubters. As such, Stephen has taken it a step further and sent a lawyer’s letter to Ukei.
According to Stephen’s assistant, Chris, the yacht trip which sparked the rumours had been for rest and recreation. The 17-year-old girl had then approached Stephen to go surfing but was ignored. “They aren’t close,” Chris emphasised. The photos from the trip later became a thorn in Stephen’s side and he finally decided to take legal action.
According to the lawyer’s letter sent to Ukei, Stephen had apparently informed his guests that photos were not allowed during the trip to maintain his privacy. This included taking photos in his yacht as well as with the yacht in the background. The guests, including Ukei, apparently agreed. However, after the rumour started spreading, Stephen suspected a violation of the confidentiality agreement. It was then that he discovered Ukei’s Instagram with her selfies on the yacht.
As her photos have already negatively affected him, Stephen supposedly asked Ukei to deal with the matter as soon as possible. He requested she delete the photos of the trip from her social media and asked her not to publish or post the photos again. If the photos are ever released to the public again, Stephen announced that he will take legal action against Ukei and claim all legal fees and expenses from her.
Ukei has confirmed she received the letter, but she will not disclose any more than that. The 17-year-old did mention that she is “a little unhappy” about it. Stephen’s assistant also verified that the letter has been sent. “The content of the lawyer’s letter has been clearly written. I have nothing to add,” he stated.
It is not known if Ukei will accede to Stephen’s requests or if she will try her luck. It is also unclear if Stephen has made the same request of the other guests who went on the trip. Either way, it seems clear that the two aren’t dating.