Gordon Liu Files Legal Petition Against Former Assistant over Financial Assets
Martial arts star Gordon Liu (劉家輝) has finally taken legal action against his former assistant Eva Fung to reclaim assets worth over $200 million RMB. The 57-year-old action star suffered a series of unfortunate events since a stroke left half of his body paralyzed in 2011. Gordon’s wife and children reportedly requested money from him after the incident, and he responded by cutting off contact. During this time, Eva acted as Gordon’s spokesperson and managed his finances. Late in 2012, news broke that Gordon and Eva had a nasty fall-out. Afterwards, Gordon and his sister decided to appoint close friend Amy Fan (樊亦敏) as his legal guardian. Despite repeated requests, Eva refused to return Gordon’s cash assets and declined to comment when pressed by the media.
Gordon officially filed a legal petition to Hong Kong’s High Court against Eva. The petition states that Eva is currently holding Gordon’s two accounts, a Bank of China account with $139 million RMB, and a HSBC account containing $58,000 USD. Gordon is requesting for Eva to return the funds and submit all transaction records. The petition also states that if the court does not allow funds be directly returned to Gordon, it can receive the money in full and then disburse payments according to Gordon’s living and medical needs.
Gordon’s current legal guardian, Amy Fan, clarified the situation on Wednesday. The actress stated that she and Gordon initially did not wish to take legal action due to consideration for Eva and the threat of high legal fees. Amy had attempted to contact Eva several times since January to request return of funds but to no avail. Since Gordon’s savings is dwindling, Amy hopes to quickly reclaim his assets to cover the mounting hospital bills.
Amy also spoke optimistically about Gordon’s health, revealing that Gordon has transferred to a 24-hour care facility. Amy noted that Gordon has gained 3 kilograms (about 6.6 pounds), and has a very healthy appetite, particularly for chocolates. Gordon is in good spirits and had asked to go outdoors. As a compromise, Amy promised to take him out as soon as he can sit safely inside his wheelchair.
Source: Ming Pao
This article is written by Katrine for JayneStars.com.