Cecilia Cheung Denies Rearing Infant Ghosts; Will Not Take Single Cent From Tse Family

By on August 11, 2011 in NEWS, Scandals

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Yesterday, the newly-signed management company of Cecilia Cheung (張栢芝) broke their silence for the first time to clarify about the divorce proceedings between Cecilia and Nicholas Tse (謝霆鋒) . Cecilia’s management company expressed that they planned to sue the two Hong Kong media sources for fabricating reports that Cecilia was “rearing infant ghosts” and wanting custody of both her sons as well as money in the divorce.

In addition, Cecilia’s management company also announced that they planned to take renowned radio talkshow host, Eileen Cha (查小欣) to court. Earlier, Eileen exposed that Nicholas and Cecilia had intentions to divorce, to court. At the same time, Cecilia also re-emphasized through her management company that she does not want money and only wants her kids.

According to insiders, after celebrating Lucas’ 4th birthday, Cecilia rushed back to Xiangshan, Ningbo, to continue filming work on The Lion Roars Again<河东狮吼2>.

Sent Out Lawyer’s Letter To Sue Eileen Cha And Two Publishing Houses

On August 7th, Hong Kong’s Ming Pao Weekly revealed that just before Lucas’ birthday party, Cecilia sat down with Nicholas and both of their lawyers to negotiate the divorce proceedings. In that report, there was a sentence stating, “Not only does Cecilia want custody rights of the kids, she also wanted to divide Nicholas’ assets equally, thus betraying Nicholas’ trust.” The statement did not align with what Cecilia’s management company’s boss had stated earlier, “Cecilia only wants her two sons; she does not want a single cent from the Tse family.”

Regarding the reports of Ming Pao Weekly, the president of Cecilia’s management company,Yu Yuxing (余毓兴) of the New Asia Entertainment Group (AEG),  responded that the news reports were purely fabricated and creating trouble unnecessarily. Mr. Yu expressed, “Ming Pao Weekly’s malicious intent have caused grief to Cecilia. This leaves anyone feeling indignant and appalled. We have already represented Cecilia to issue a lawyer’s letter as of yesterday, pursuing Ming Pao Weekly of their legal responsibility.” In their statement to the press, it was also mentioned that they would also be pursuing Oriental Sunday, the magazine under the EEG label, of any legal responsibility for their fabricated report on August 8th about Cecilia’s alleged “rearing of infant ghosts.”

Besides that, Mr. Yu also voiced, “As a veteran radio show host with the longest work experiences, Eileen Cha (查小欣) did not bother to clarify the matter and took her own liberty to spread rumors about Nicholas and Cecilia’s divorce on her radio show. For this, Eileen Cha would also have to bear responsibility.”

Cecilia Only Wants Sons; Determined Not To Take A Single Cent From The Tse Family

Besides letting her management company act on her behalf and issue out the lawyer’s letters, Cecilia who was currently filming The Lion Roars Again in Ningbo, re-iterated her stance on the divorce. Cecilia conveyed determinedly that she only wanted custody rights of her sons and did not wish to take a single cent from Nicholas Tse. Cecilia also added that she has the financial ability to provide for her two sons.

Yu Yuxing affirmed that although Cecilia was situated at Ningbo, there was never a time that she didn’t think of her sons. He also revealed that upon reading the sensationalized media reports about her, Cecilia could only express her helplessness on the matter.

Cecilia Cheung’s Management Company Circulated Statement to the Press

After verifying matters, Cecilia Cheung’s management company confirmed that there was no truth in those reports and that those reports were all fabricated. Cecilia’s company issued a statement to the media to shed light on the inaccurate reports about their artist, Cecilia Cheung:

1. In recent days, there have been false or misleading reports about Cecilia Cheung herself or her divorce matters. In particular, Ming Pao Weekly’s Issue No. 2230 which was published on August 6, 2011 and Oriental Sunday’s Issue No. 713 which was published on August 8, 2011, after some verification, have been proven to be totally different from the truth. The reports in question were also detrimental to Cecilia’s reputation. Our company and Cecilia feel extremely disappointed with regards to this and will not condone any more false or misleading reports in the future. Strictly speaking, our company have already engaged a lawyer to take legal actions against the shamed companies and reserve the rights to pursue future legal responsibilities.

2. As known to many, Nicholas and Cecilia’s divorce matters were, at an early stage, assigned to be handled by both of their lawyers. Cecilia and her family and friends have suffered many unnecessary pressures and speculation from the outside world. Thus, for the well-being of Cecilia and her loved ones, we take this opportunity to urge the media to kindly give them space to focus on domestic and work-related matters. And even if there are reports on her in the future, we hope that the media will report them in a true and factual manner.

3. Last but not least, we would like thank everyone who has shown concern for Cecilia in one way or another.

Regards,

New Asia Entertainment Group Private Limited, August 8, 2011.

Recaps On the Disputed Articles:
Cecilia Cheung Wants Both Money And Kids; Rearing Infant Ghosts

Ever since word of Nicholas-Cecilia’s troubled marriage broke out, there were plentiful rumors and disturbances. On August 6th, Hong Kong’s Ming Pao Weekly disclosed that an insider revealed that Cecilia wanted half of Nicholas’ assets. Lifting an extract from the article, “It wasn’t true that Cecilia Cheung was willing to forsake and not take a single cent of money. Quite the contrary, not only did Cecilia want her sons, she also wanted to liquidate Nicholas’ assets and possess half of it.”

The article also stated the following:

Other than the above requests, Cecilia also requested for Nicholas to pay her alimony fees every single month. Nicholas’ lawyer thus rebutted whether Cecilia was asking for too much. Cecilia then replied, “Okay, then in that case, I do not want anything, I only want my two kids!” Just as everyone thought that Cecilia arrived to a new decision, she changed her mind and said, “I think it’s best to wait for me to consider things over.” The report also stated that Nicholas’ lawyer was given the impression that they have been played around by Cecilia whereas Nicholas, who fathoms Cecilia’s temperament, was not visibly affected in any way.

Oriental Sunday, published an article on August 8th, claiming that Cecilia placed an evil formation in her Yang Ming Shan mansion to honor twelve ominous god figurines when faced with Nicholas who possessed a determined will to divorce. The twelve “gods” possessed child-like figures and the offering presented to them were candies.

Oriental Sunday discussed the matter as if it were real, even pointing out that last week, during Lucas’ birthday, when Nicholas visited her at Yang Ming Shan mansion, he was suppressed and cursed by the “gods.” This resulted in Nicholas’ high fever for three days in a row. As a result, Nicholas had to cancel a performance in mainland, losing several millions HKD of income. The magazine reported that Nicholas’ mother, Deborah Li (狄波拉) was worried and quickly headed to Thailand to seek advice from the White Dragon King (an extremely popular divine figure in the Hong Kong entertainment industry).

The magazine further reported that in a past interview with Cecilia, reporters saw the mentioned figurines in Cecilia’s Yang Ming Shan home. To pray to those “gods”, Cecilia had to do some complicated ritual everyday, making it seem like she was following black magic and rearing “infant ghosts” indeed!

Source: ifeng.com

This article was translated by Ah K, a Contributing Writer at JayneStars.com.

Ah K: Now that Cecilia’s management company seemed bent on suing Eileen Cha for irresponsible speech over a public platform, wonder how would things progress on from here and how would Deborah Li, as Eileen Cha’s good friend and alleged mastermind, jump to Eileen Cha’s defense?

I doubt that it is true that the twelve dubious figures are indeed of evil origin and absurdly, “infant ghosts”! Although Cecilia may not be one of the brightest actresses around but if the figurines were really of a black magic descent, I don’t think Cecilia would be dumb enough to display them so openly on the altar for all to see! Not least to say when she’s an A-list HK celebrity who is constantly hawked over by the paparazzi!”

35 comments to Cecilia Cheung Denies Rearing Infant Ghosts; Will Not Take Single Cent From Tse Family

  1. exoidus says:

    heard she’s getting hk$500 million for a 3 year contract? is she that popular after the nude scandal and the divorce going on.

    the hk market is small and even though the chinese market is huge there is the problem with piracy.

    i don’t get the number to add up. im sure there is alot of money laundrying in the movie business.

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    • Vivien replied:

      She’s very infamous now after all these scandals, so might explain why her price keep increasing which have nothing to do with her talent at all.

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  2. Ijules says:

    What is she suing Eileen for? Cecil and nic ARE having a divorce now aren’t they? Unless Cecil thinks Eileen ruined her chances with Nic?

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    • Jenni replied:

      agreed.

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    • Vivien replied:

      She must be thinking that Eileen made her image and chances go downhill

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      • Jenni replied:

        actually her image went downhill after her x-rate pictures. Nothing Eileen could be done to made more downhill.

        I read some news, Ceci already signed divorced paper on Aug 1. Is it true ?

        If it is true, I am glad that Ceci and Nic can move on with their life now. I hope that Ceci will let Nic and his family to visit kids regulary.

        I personally think Ceci would do that… However I do hope she won’t use the kids to demand something again.

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  3. Funn Lim says:

    Actually Rearing Infant Ghosts is very common in asia. It doesn’t imply any evil voodoo stuff, just for luck. You must know how to rear and then how to give them away.

    Did Eileen speak untruths and destroys Cecilia’s reputation? If yes then Cecilia can sue. I feel she has grounds. All these news were negative in nature to Cecilia.

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    • Jayne replied:

      Funn,
      What is behind the belief that rearing infant ghosts would increase one’s luck? And how many years are you supposed to keep such spirits?

      Why would people choose keeping infant ghosts as opposed to simply praying to the chinese gods?

      Glad you are back from vacation to help answer such obsure questions. My family is not very well versed in such matters.

      Eileen Cha claimed Cecilia pressured Nicholas to transfer property ownership titles to Cecilia’s name and that she has sucked dry Nic’s wealth. This statement paints very negative image of Cecilia, so I understand if her company wants to sue.

      Anyhow, it’s really throwing legal weight around to curb continuation of malicious rumors. If the media can write about black magic matters, they can get carried away further.

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      • Ah K replied:

        Hmm…if I may, maybe I could recount what I remember from the past. Anyway, so when I was in secondary school, I got to know my friend’s friend when they played basketball together and apparently he was planning to rear infant ghosts.

        Think he wanted to rear them to protect himself and to curse other gangs (I think lahs cause they were a bunch of bad company and he has underworld relations) so anyway he did some research about it and told us that in order to rear infant ghosts, you must find one that is willing to follow you but it was a very dangerous matter, you have to treat it well and give it candies regularly so it will do your bidding and make you powerful but if you don’t then it might instead kill you. And also after making use of it, you cannot just dump it away carelessly too.

        Anyway, infant ghosts are usually those babies that are aborted during a miscarriage so their grievances are strong and hence their believed strong powers.

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      • Ah K replied:

        *Oops I meant babies that were aborted away and not “aborted during a miscarriage”, too sleepy already! :O

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      • Funn Lim replied:

        My mother reared one many years ago. There are those which you can place them on altars next to god statue, those are benign but you must properly feed them, rear them and in the end return them to temples. The purpose I believe is to increase luck as rearing such infants is believed that those infants will give you fortune, etc. I never asked my mom if they indeed helped. All I remember was being creeped out, and my mom did buy toys!

        Now there are those my mum says that are for malevolent reasons and are usually hidden under the bed, etc. I do not have in depth knowledge on infant ghosts, all I know is of stories of how not properly taking care of such infants will in the end bring bad luck. And your reason must not be evil since evil begets evil. Praying to god is one thing, but having an infant is like your little helper, a sense of that infant is there to help you. Praying to god may mean god may be too busy elsewhere so to speak.

        I remember my mum properly paid respect and paid some taoist monks or someone of such temple connection to give the infant prayers to return them to the temple, also to alleviate their sufferings and hope the infant can cross to the other world and be reborn again.

        There are no set number of years. You keep for as long as you want/need.

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      • jayne replied:

        @Funn @Ah K
        Thanks for your detailed messages regarding the rearing of infant ghosts. The combination of your explanations seem to indicate that by bringing up an infant ghost, who was aborted and given up by the natural parents, the adoptive family is giving the infant ghosts a good home. In return, the infant ghosts will use their powers to benefit the family. The underlying message is that kind acts will bring forth good rewards.

        “I remember my mum properly paid respect and paid some taoist monks or someone of such temple connection”

        Is the rearing of infant ghosts Taoist or Buddhist in nature? I thought this would be done through a fortune-teller. My mother goes to a regular fortune teller and I believe she arranged one of the Chinese dieties to be my godmother. Although I don’t believe in the practices and did not ask her in detail.

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      • Funn Lim replied:

        “Anyhow, it’s really throwing legal weight around to curb continuation of malicious rumors. If the media can write about black magic matters, they can get carried away further.”

        Gossip magazine probably has a huge pot for compensation payment, so they wouldn’t care. See if she really sues. Most are just threats but some do sue and win but in HK it is not a compensation society so in the end the damages may be minimal, unlike USA

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      • Ah K replied:

        @Funn:

        Just wondering, so did it even work? As in I know you didn’t ask your mom whether it indeed helped but just curious to know whether did you notice that your family’s wealth increased after that lol!

        And damn, it really sounds spooky to actually live with them under one roof! I think I won’t be able to sleep every night and will be staring at the jars every day to make sure that they don’t suddenly open their eyes and come to life! And being panaroid me, I think I will “cleanse” the entire house with holy water or something after they are returned back to the temple! :O

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      • jayne replied:

        Ah K,
        “I think I won’t be able to sleep every night and will be staring at the jars every day to make sure that they don’t suddenly open their eyes and come to life!”

        Is it popular films’ portrayal of keeping infant ghosts in a jar? I don’t watch Asian horror films because I find it too unsettling to sleep at night.

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      • Funn Lim replied:

        jayne, it benefits the one who rears them, not the entire family.

        Sometimes religion is so muddled and mixed, it is hard to say which brand. I don’t believe in such nonsense but to each his own . I remember my mother putting the infant next to Kuanyin, and I didn’t question her. Kuanyin is buddhist in nature, and yet we see so many taoist elements on an altar. So frankly it is so mixed these days.

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      • Funn Lim replied:

        Ah K, I suppose my mother had her confidence increased so in a way it helped. Fortune is not just wealth, it can encompass many things. But of course she was hoping to strike lottery which she didn’t. But she wasn’t in any way worse off.

        No no, they;re not in some jars etc. It is a wooden representation, a small wooden craving in the shape of an infant, no babies in jars. Not that graphic. I was very young, I was creeped out but since it sat next to Kuanyin I wasn’t afraid because I believe Kuanyin protects. And if it can sit next to Kuanyin, it wasn’t malevolent.

        i wonder is the practice still prevalent these days?

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      • jayne replied:

        Funn,
        “No no, they;re not in some jars etc. It is a wooden representation, a small wooden craving in the shape of an infant, no babies in jars. Not that graphic.”

        Thanks for sharing the story; it was very enlightening. I think rearing infant ghosts is likely still popular, especially in Hong Kong where people are still very superstitious and feng shui is so popular. Since the rearing of infant ghosts is an act of kindness, then people may be willing to try it.

        Btw, how do you give the infant ghosts away? Do you have to find another proper home for them first? In addition, do you have to communicate on a regular basis with them, via the help of the Taoist priests to ensure they are spiritually happy?

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      • Veejay replied:

        @Funn and Ah K,

        Thanks for sharing the rearing infant ghost story (sorry , really don’t know how to put this to word). I have a question here, you said this kind of infant ghost is those babies who got aborted away, seriously is there such spirit? it’s kinda creepy to think about it too..because I used to have a miscarriage before and my bb was only 2 months old and I didnt pray to any temple to have it rest in peace because my mon-inlaw said it’s not necessary as the baby is not fully form yet. xD Now you’re speaking about this infant ghost, i really wonder if mine will become one in the alternate world..because I didnt perform any ritual ceremony for him/her to rest in peace.

        Funn, I’m definitely not questioning about your story but I heard some infant ghost feed on the blood from its owner (those Malay’s infant ghost)

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      • Ah K replied:

        @Jayne:

        Yes, good summary about the topic!

        “My mother goes to a regular fortune teller and I believe she arranged one of the Chinese dieties to be my godmother.”

        I think it probably had something to do with the Chinese character in your name? Or probably the fortune teller predicted that you would have an upcoming calamity back then so she arranged for this deity to protect you?

        I think “infant ghosts” are probably more of Taoism belief? Cause I’m a Buddhist and I never heard of such things! Not sure actually! :Z

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      • Ah K replied:

        @Funn Lim:

        Oohs I see, very interesting, thank you for sharing! 😀

        I guess it might be appropriate to say that it probably just help to stabilize one’s current financial conditions and safeguards your family. Whether it really works or not is still a myth.

        Ahh I agree, I’m a Buddhist too, always felt that Guan Yin has this benevolent thing in her eyes so I guess sitting beside her, she also helped to suppress it from doing evil?

        “i wonder is the practice still prevalent these days?”

        I wonder too, lol, can I go ask Cecilia lol! 😀

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      • Ah K replied:

        @Veejay:

        Oh dear, very sorry to hear about your loss! It must have been devastating for you then, I hoped you recuperate well with chinese herbs and stuff?

        I think it should be okay lahs, don’t think too much! Your family hasn’t seen any calamities to date right? If not, then I think it would be good to find a priest and chant to release it’s soul, and at the the same time give yourself closure and a peace of mind lest letting it weigh on your mind.

        But don’t worry lahs, don’t think so much, you didn’t aborted it and your’s was a miscarriage, it’s not like you purposely went to abort it and of course you wanted to let it come out to see the world and I believe you already tried to keep your infant but I guess the inevitable happened, I’m sure him/her would understand that and wouldn’t blame you since you didn’t want it to happen too 🙂

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      • Veejay replied:

        @Ah K,

        thanks for your concern and dont worry it’s already been almost 1 year now and I already got my 2nd bb born last year so it’s all cool. And yeah i had loads of chinese herbs for recuperation.

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      • Jayne replied:

        Ah K,
        “I think it probably had something to do with the Chinese character in your name? Or probably the fortune teller predicted that you would have an upcoming calamity back then so she arranged for this deity to protect you?”

        My mother did not share any knowledge of imminent calamities that I would be facing. LOL, but it makes her feel more secure if we went through the process.

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  4. Lola says:

    Can someone tell me what “infant ghost” is in Cantonese? I’ve never heard of that term.

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    • Jayne replied:

      Lola,
      It’s yeung siu gwai, literally “keeping little ghost.” The adoptive parent takes care of a grieved infant ghost to increase one’s fortune.

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      • Lola replied:

        Thanks Jayne! Makes sense to me now!

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  5. bloom says:

    Hi Jayne, some people said in Cantonese it’s called “yeung gwai jai”. There’s a Hong Kong programme that discuss all these like yeung gwai jai, black magic, fortune etc etc. They usually get in a few masters for discussion, there’ll also be callers calling in to share their experience such as bump into a ghost, or was charmed etc. etc. Very interesting show but I forgot the title of the show. You may want to check it out.

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    • Veejay replied:

      @bloom,

      I wouldnt dare to watch this kind of series when i’m home alone LOL probably because I’ve had been thru such experience with “spirit” xD which really scared the hell of me.

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    • Veejay replied:

      @bloom,

      Speaking about supernatural series by tvb, I remember watching a series which show pics and scenes of murder/victims etc. The series was really horrify with tons of murdered victim pics..and etc etc. The crew also captured the scene of a dead man hanging on the fan.. before it got put down and wrapped up by teh police officer. I think the whole video was shoot in thailand./

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      • Vivien replied:

        @Veejay

        What is the title?

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    • Jayne replied:

      Bloom,
      “There’s a Hong Kong programme that discuss all these like yeung gwai jai, black magic, fortune etc ”

      I’m not about to watch this program about black magic. Don’t want to dwell on these matters too much. I even skip the cable programs about haunted house attractions.

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      • Jenni replied:

        I live in US. Is it a same like Voodoo ?

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  6. Pineapple says:

    I’m the other way around as I have always been fascinated by ghosts, haunted houses etc and simply love scary movies.

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  7. comet says:

    I can’t believe that Cecilia would go to that extent! Nicholas, is after all the father of her kids.

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