Ever since suffering from a stroke in August 2011, martial arts actor, Gordon Liu (劉家輝), was paralyzed on the left side of his body. Shortly afterwards, his former assistant, Eva Fung (馮英華) refused to return the assets he had her temporarily keep. Earlier this month, Gordon decided to file a lawsuit against Eva in hopes of regaining his assets.
After last week’s hearing, the court decided to seize the funds from Eva; custody will remain with the court until further notice. The contested funds include two accounts that amount to approximately 1.7 million RMB. Gordon was also issued $150,000 HKD in order to cover his medical expenses. The next hearing is scheduled to be on September 9.
With the court’s rulings so far, Gordon will have the likelihood of regaining control over his financial assets, which are critical to pay for his current health and physical therapy costs.
After Gordon’s dispute with Eva arose late last year, he asked good friend Amy Fan (樊亦敏) to become his new guardian. Eva had neglected Gordon’s health while she was his former assistant and did not take him to regular physical therapy sessions which hindered his post-stroke recovery.
Despite Gordon’s hospitalization earlier this year, Amy said that Gordon is recovering well and is able to speak. Having been with TVB for numerous years, many friends in the industry wished the 57-year-old actor a speedy recovery.
Gordon’s Reaction to Lau Kar Leung’s Death
Gordon was shocked by the death of his god-brother, Lau Kar Leung (劉家良), who died on June 25 of leukemia. Lau had directed martial arts classic, 36th Chamber of Shaolin <少林三十六房>, which propelled Gordon to international stardom. Amy relayed Gordon’s reaction towards Lau’s death, ““When Gordon found out, his eyes became red. He will not speak when he is unhappy, so he did not say anything. At this time, he can not be agitated; I’m afraid he won’t eat.”
This article is written by Su for JayneStars.com.