Although Coffee Lam (林芊妤) is on the verge of being fired, she has done little to persuade TVB to let her keep her job. Due to the gravity of Coffee’s public restroom sex scandal, TVB executive Virginia Lok (樂易玲) hinted that the company will terminate Coffee. Though TVB intended to give her one last chance to explain her controversial actions in person, Coffee suddenly fell ill and was unable to attend the meeting on June 24.
Coffee’s 30-minute rendezvous last week has quickly become the talk of the town. Although the scandal has made her more famous than her dramas ever could, fame certainly came with a hefty price tag. Virginia Lok, head of TVB’s artiste management department, publicly denounced Coffee’s restroom tryst and seems even angrier about her alleged escape to China afterwards. Although Coffee has apologized on her Weibo and to the media soon after the incident, Ms. Lok has stated that TVB has never received a personal apology from Coffee. Ms. Lok also chastised the 24-year-old for not notifying the company when she left Hong Kong, which is a serious violation of TVB’s management contract.
Coffee was called back to TVB to explain herself yesterday, but instead she stayed home due to a high fever and requested to take the next few days off to rest. Responding to reporters, she promised to meet with her company as soon as possible and clarified that she flew to Beijing last week only to negotiate a job offer to teach yoga.
Ms. Lok updated the media on the same day, saying that the company has granted Coffee’s request and delayed the meeting but emphasized that it will be difficult to sway TVB’s decision. “This incident is very serious. Sometimes we cannot take matters lightly because we must protect the company’s image.”
Other accusations against Coffee’s character have also surfaced in light of the restroom scandal. Most recently, a leaked photo of her kissing Come Home Love <愛．回家> star Joey Law (羅天宇) came to the public’s attention. Although Coffee has yet to comment, Joey admitted that he had dated her about four or five years ago, adding that Coffee told him that the photo was leaked by her friend. Even though Joey seems to trust Coffee’s claims, Ms. Lok sounded far more sarcastic when asked to comment, “The photo was taken with a personal device; it is obvious who was truly behind this.”
Source: Oriental Daily
This article is written by Katrine for JayneStars.com.