Elanne Kong’s Boss Hints That She is Greedy for More Money

By on April 22, 2014 in NEWS

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Although Elanne Kong (江若琳) was once romantically linked with her boss, Daneil Lam (林小明), their work relationship has turned sour recently. Elanne cried that Universe International did not pay her a fair salary in the last ten years, and only survived on her family’s financial support. Daneil shrugged off Elanne’s claims and said, “There’s no need to act pitiful!”

Elanne’s ten-year fixed contract with Universe will be expiring on May 4. Daneil claims that Elanne accepted $500,000 HKD last year as a deposit to add five more years to her contract. Disgruntled with her salary and hoping to end her contract early, Elanne has sent a legal letter to Universe.

At Johnnie To’s (杜琪峰) birthday party, Daneil denied Elanne’s claims that she had paid for makeup, hair-styling, and transportation costs out of her own pocket. Daneil said, “If they are work-related costs, the company would definitely pay for them! Maybe someone is greedy and wants more money?”

Crossing off suggestions that Elanne is in a dire financial situation, Daneil said, “She has a car and a house; how is it possible that she doesn’t have money? Can someone spend more than they earn?” If Universe had treated Elanne so poorly over the years, Daneil believed that Elanne would have quit already.

Daneil will follow up with legal action if Elanne does not comply with work obligations while her management contract is still active. “Since she signed the contract, she has to respect the terms.”  However, Universe has been unsuccessful in contacting Elanne directly.

Source: Oriental Daily

This article is written by Jayne for JayneStars.com.

29 comments to Elanne Kong’s Boss Hints That She is Greedy for More Money

  1. Cleo says:

    because he was dating her – that’s why she didnt ask for her rights, correct?

    that sucks

    his reaction to use toxic verbal abuse kind of indicates that she might be telling the truth

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    • Agnes Tan replied:

      I agreed with you. He is a BAD guy

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    • Momo replied:

      Hey dude, this ain’t no way to treat your ex. You loved her once, lest you forget.

      HK$500,000 for 5 long years is peanuts for an actress of Elanne’s calibre. You are a stingy boss, just admit it.

      WTF, that Ip Man gets $500,000 per episode!

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      • MW replied:

        Maybe that $500,000 HKD deposit is a trap for her to cough up some penalty money if she leaves.

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  2. HeTieShou says:

    There is always 2 sides to any story. I think he also may be telling the truth as well. Her story is harder to believe because who would work for 10 years with no pay at all? That alone already sounds fishy.

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    • couffdropx replied:

      I agree that I cannot imagine anyone who’s willing to work 10 years without getting paid. Perhaps they were in some sort of relationship/affair and he gifted her many things instead of giving her an official salary. And perhaps the relationship turned sour so she’s bringing up the fact she was never compensated for her professional work.

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      • Agnes Tan replied:

        I think she has no choice since she is still under contract and she must afraid how he will make use of her or….
        Being an actress not easy.

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      • LP replied:

        but who would sign such a contract in the first place?

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    • Panzer replied:

      I wonder if it has something to do with her contract. She didn’t dare to protest in any way for fear of having to pay some HUGE penalty or getting dropped and fined.
      If she was romantically involved with him, I would imagine it was only to try and coerce what she was owed out of him. Guys will do anything for girls who act sweet for them. – Like pay them the salary they are owed lol. Doesn’t look like it worked though.
      I’m sure his ex-wife can shed a bit more light on his character and business dealings if needed in court.

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    • sandcherry replied:

      I also believe that there are 2 sides to any story, and it is hard to believe that Elanne Kong was not paid in the last 10 years. How was she able to buy a house and a car then?

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    • bloom replied:

      Agree with you HeTieShou. If the Company has not been paying you for 10 yrs would you still be working there? No way am I right? She’s definitely trying to pretend to be the victim here.

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      • HeShouWu replied:

        Well, you dont usually get regular paychecks as an artist. You get paid when you have work and sometimes you encounter exploitative scumbag companies that deduct all the costs they think you’ve incurred from the pay (makeup, promotions). You have to remember Elanne signed this contract as a 16 year old nobody. It’s easy to see how a 16 year can be blinded by the prospect of fame and fortune and not realize the minute details of the contract she was going to sign. Add on top of all that, she was dating the dirtbag. Hope she gets out of it and find a better company to work with.

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      • HeTieShou replied:

        True, but not getting any paycheck for 10 years straight?? Sorry but something is truly wrong with that…

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  3. Munkimui says:

    Elaine kong is pretty! Saw her at the action drama don’t remember the name and I find her attractive.

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    • Agnes Tan replied:

      she is pretty but that guy look terrible like gangster. pity his ex wife who has gone thru bad times

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    • HeTieShou replied:

      She needs to thank her plastic surgeon then.

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    • star replied:

      Is it the police drama EU with Ron?

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  4. Gen says:

    Regardless, that guy Daniel has absolutely no class. If truth is in his side, he should be able to defend himself without having to throw ugly accusations. Only the guilty will try to make the other party look worse than they do.

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  5. ita says:

    She might be telling the truth. The way that he used the word against her as if she cant do anything because she is still under contract. Obviouslt he has some power over her.

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  6. Panzer says:

    Easy enough to settle in court, I bet it will be the fastest trial ever, if it even gets that far. I bet he will pay up and it will never see the inside of a courtroom cause he has no proof and she can show her tax records that she wasn’t paid.

    The guy sounds like a scumbag from all accounts.
    I hope she gets everything she was owed and more for pain and suffering. This is a bit embarrassing for her reputation so she deserves something for that.

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    • HeTieShou replied:

      Even though that guy may not be a good guy,she does not sound like an angel herself.

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      • bizzybody replied:

        Yup, it takes two hands to clap and two to tango…

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    • kiwi replied:

      Yup, he’s a scumbag and she’s a fool to hook up with him. The outcome of mixing business with pleasure.

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  7. mun hon says:

    hi there

    1. just another case of washing dirty linen in the public.
    2. when things went sour and dry.

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  8. sehseh says:

    Bad break up?

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  9. megamiaow says:

    It seems to me he has avoided the big fat question all along, did he pay her salary. I can guess as much that he didnt.

    She was probably making money through endorsements etc, but wasnt reciving her basic salary. And I agree with most 500k is a bit cheap to keep her for 5 more years.

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    • MW replied:

      Agreed, Elanne Kong probably had other sources of income.

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  10. Nicole says:

    Elanne’s accusation is absurd, and for that reason, I believe her. If you are gonna make up an argument to get out of their contract, will you make up something as stupid as not being paid a single cent for 10 years? That would be easily verified in court and she cant be that dumb?

    Got to remember that they were romantically involved, and her contract was signed when she was 16-17? A girl in her teenage years, might have held on to her romantic notions of love, and might not have cared about money and only love. While she might not have been paid, if they were involved, he might have paid for her living expenses as a company expense.

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  11. Ben says:

    If the company did pay her salary, just produce the document evidence and show it to the media. End of Story!

    No need to say “blah blah blah….” Those are just empty talks, Daniel…

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