Drugs have been the downfall of many people, including stars and celebrities. It often seems harmless in the beginning, however, by the time people realise something is wrong, they’re in too deep.
Earlier this year, Taiwanese artist Ricky Jiang Junhan (江俊翰) was arrested for drug possession. Ricky admitted that he’s been using them since January. However, as it turns out, the actor may have tried to get his boyfriend hooked on drugs, particularly for sex!
This isn’t the first time the Triple Toast (三片吐司) member has been dealing with drugs. He was arrested in 2007 for participating in a drug party. In 2018, he was caught using again twice. Although many hoped he had changed, in 2021, he was caught again. Regretfully, his most recent addiction apparently not only affected him, but Ricky’s alleged boyfriend as well.
A man claiming to be Ricky’s boyfriend shared the story of his relationship with the actor on IG. It was not a happy one. The man stated he’d met Ricky in April last year (2020) and hit off really well. However, things soon turned sour when Ricky’s friend got him into using amphetamine again mid-year. “Jiang Junhan urged me to use (amphetamine) to enhance our sex and help us make love,” he said. “You even asked me to use an app to arrange for group sex.”
The combination of group sex and drug usage left him mentally confused. “We argued endlessly,” he recalled. “You even wanted me to become stronger so you gave me a steroid injection.” According to Ricky’s ex, the steroid injection has left him with folliculitis. “The scars on my body will never heal well and will leave a mark for a lifetime. Thank you,” he wrote.
The alleged boyfriend included detailed descriptions of Ricky’s private parts and photos of the two as proof. Ricky’s agent has explained they are still investigating the matter and as such, do not have a response at the moment. However, Ricky himself has posted a reply on his Facebook.
Ricky admitted he is indeed gay and he did have a boyfriend whom he met on Instagram last April. They lived together until Ricky’s boyfriend became suspicious of him. That apparently led to them quarrelling and Ricky stated his boyfriend had unresolved insecurities. Additionally, his boyfriend allegedly took sleeping pills which often affected his grasp on logic and reality.
Their relationship failed the test of time under such strain and became toxic fairly quickly. This led to Ricky harming himself until his boyfriend finally left under extenuating circumstances. However, Ricky maintains that the accusations made against him were merely the aftermath of his ugly breakup. He denied encouraging his ex to use. Although Ricky had recommended steroids, it was only because his ex wanted a way to bulk up. He still cares for his ex, but has asked him to stop the slander.
Although Ricky’s case began earlier this year, he’s still dealing with the fallout of using drugs it seems. Hopefully, this issue with his ex will not interrupt his road to recovery.
Update (29th September; 5.37pm):
Ricky has admitted that he hid his sexual identity for so long as he was afraid of the potential fallout in his career. Unfortunately, that left an opening for his ex-boyfriend to exploit which he has via the accusations on Instagram. Ricky also added that his ex has made use of his history with drugs to worsen the accusations. “I have not touched any drugs at all,” he swore. The artist maintains his ex-lover is merely using the doubt and shock to get back at him for breaking up. According to Ricky, this was triggered when he blocked his ex on Instagram.
While he has already come out to his immediate family, he has been dreading being outed to everyone else. His mother has been his biggest supporter since then. However, after the news broke, he has received nothing but warm encouragement. With all the support, Ricky no longer feels as alone. He has also announced that he will be taking legal actions against the false accusations and has appointed a lawyer.