As much as people like joking about sending nudes, it always seems to cause more trouble than it’s worth. For instance, earlier this week, a local entrepreneur claimed his ex-girlfriend had extorted him of RM180,000 using his nudes. The young man garnered plenty of sympathy online. However, it seems there was more to the story.
His ex-girlfriend recently came forth to explain her side of things. She not only claimed her former boyfriend owed her money, she added that she hadn’t been involved in the blackmailing. Apparently, that had been his cousin. Talk about a messy breakup!
The former girlfriend, surnamed Lau, apparently first heard about her boyfriend’s allegations when a friend alerted her to the mess. Ms. Lau immediately realised what had happened and took to Facebook to clear her name. According to her, the mess started in 2020 when she invested money in his business. She apparently invested RM350,000 after listening to his advice.
Unfortunately, there were businesses which failed during the epidemic and Ms. Lau ended up losing her investments. Her then-boyfriend had promised to repay her RM80,000 to make up for the losses. However, he never did, not even after her subsequent return to China in December and their breakup in February 2021. Ms. Lau supposedly gave him time and patiently waited for him, taking into consideration his circumstances.
The final straw came when he blocked her. Ms. Lau later confronted him about his promise and showed him the message, but he told her that was only when he was in love with her. After reaching out to all his family members, she finally got in touch with his cousin, named Jeff.
Jeff offered to help her by exposing the issue online. “I said no to posting (nudes),” Ms. Lau said firmly. “I told Jeff not to overdo it, I just wanted my money back, not to make a big deal out of it.” Jeff did manage to get her cash back for her, but that was when things started getting out of control.
The cousin apparently asked for RM30,000 as payment for his help. The girl offered RM10,000 instead and threw in an extra RM3,000. She thought the issue had come to an end and immediately deleted all their contacts. However, when news of her former boyfriend being extorted of RM100,000 popped up, she was shocked. She assumes Jeff had been the one to blackmail her ex but was using her as a cover.
Ms. Lau stressed that she had only asked Jeff to help her reclaim the RM80,000 promised to her. Although she had provided the cousin with the nude footage, she had never meant for it to be used as blackmail. However, she did add that she might sue her ex for leaking her information on the internet.
The victim has since corroborated her story on his Instagram. He confirmed that Ms. Lau had not been involved in the blackmailing and that he knew her ‘accomplice’. Additionally, he is washing his hands of the matter and will be handing it to the relevant authorities instead. He did not say anything about his girlfriend’s claims, however.
Well, we suppose this is why you never involve others in your breakups. Hopefully the former couple can sort everything out amiably with the help of the authorities.