Martial arts actor Gordon Liu’s (劉家輝) continues to face a litigation nightmare in trying to regain control of his savings. According to Gordon, he had entrusted 1.387 million RMB to his former assistant Eva Fung (馮英華) after he had a stroke. After they had a fallout, Eva refused to return the money to Gordon. In a court hearing earlier this week, 252,000 RMB is confirmed to be returned to Gordon, while Eva claims that the majority of the savings belongs to her.
After suffering from a stroke in August 2011, Gordon was paralyzed on the left side of his body. When Eva refused to return the assets she had held for him temporarily, Gordon brought the matter to court. After the first hearing in late June this year, the court decided to seize the funds from Eva and the custody of the assets remained with the court. Gordon was then issued $150,000 HKD in order to cover his medical expenses.
Gordon did not make an appearance at this week’s court hearing. His good friend and legal guardian, Amy Fan (樊亦敏), and his lawyer represented him in court. Amy shared, “We were eating with Master Liu yesterday. Though he was initially happy to see his friends who went to pay him a visit, he was later agitated when the court case was brought up.” Although Gordon has been recuperating well and even put on 6 pounds under Amy’s care, he was often worried about being unable to retrieve back his money.
Under oath in court, Eva revealed that out of the contested funds, 670,000 RMB was in fact her personal savings. She noted that when she was working for Gordon, she made an advanced payment of 446,000 HKD for him which has not been accounted for yet. Therefore, only 370,000 RMB officially belonged to Gordon. After deliberation, the judge ordered that the uncontested amount of 252,000 RMB be returned to Gordon for the time being.
Amy expressed that the 252,000 RMB may not even be enough to cover Gordon’s medical fees and everyday expenditures. According to the lawyer, the court case may be stretched for another half year if Gordon contests for the full amount since Eva is purposely making things difficult for Gordon.
Amy understands the final decision lies with Gordon. She said, “Out of Master Liu’s assets, he is only left with the house that his family is staying in, and this amount of money. Master Liu will surely be agitated when he hears of this outcome. The doctor said not to agitate him so we must find a way to talk to him.”