In a recent Ming Pao Magazine interview, Shirley Yeung (楊思琦) revealed that one of the reasons she broke-up with Gregory Lee (李泳豪) was incompatibility with his family while living together. Shirley revealed that Gregory was bullied by his elder brother, Augustine (李泳漢), and his mother, Shih Ming (施明). Yesterday, Gregory drove Augustine and Shih Ming to the interview site to meet with Orientaldaily’s reporter. It appeared that Gregory’s relationship with his family was not as terrible as Shirley had described. Appearing significantly more depressed than before, Gregory said he was on his way to work and declined to stay for a [full-length] interview.
When asked whether Gregory read Shirley’s latest interview with Ming Pao Magazine, his eyes grew red and he said, “Yes. She acknowledged that there was a third party. She has hurt me deeply. I hope she does not continue to talk more and hurt my family as well.”
Regarding Shirley’s allegations that Augustine broke Gregory’s arm in a family fight, Gregory immediately burst out that she lied. “That is not the truth. I injured my arm during boxing class. This did not involve my brother at all.” (Shirley claimed that you owed credit card debt and did not have plans to get married?) “Since we were together for nine years, why would I have no plans to getting married? I discussed marriage with her several times, but each time she said later and was afraid it would affect her career. I even saved some money for the marriage. I have more work engagements lately; why would I have credit card debt?”
Augustine Lee: “I Have to Clear My Family’s Name”
In an exclusive interview with Orientaldaily, Augustine said that Shirley ‘sullied her own lips’ and declared angrily, “I have to clear my family’s name!” Augustine indicated that from the outset, the Lee family only stated the truth. On the other hand, Shirley was interested in protecting her own image and each version of her story was different. Her recent allegations hurt Gregory deeply and did not have any evidence.
Reporter: Why are you so certain that Gregory and Shirley only recently broke-up?
Augustine: During January to February of this year, Shirley sweetly hung onto Gregory and said she wanted to get married. We discussed the wedding gown, honeymoon, and banquet together as a family. She said that she wanted to hold a 100-table banquet.
Reporter: When Shirley moved out [in April], why are you certain that it was not due to breaking-up?
Augustine: Shirley’s reason for moving out was that she wished to reunite with her elder brother. She continued to come back to our house. She still has a lot of miscellaneous items at our house.
Giving Face in Bed?
Reporter: Shirley appeared at Gregory’s birthday in May. Did she only attend as Gregory’s “girlfriend” to give him face?
Augustine: After the birthday party, Shirley came back to our house and slept in Gregory’s room. She was giving face to him in this manner?
Shirley mentioned that she contributed to the roof renovation costs at the Lee family’s apartment. Augustine stated that Shirley was full of lies, as the roof leaking occurred prior to the Lees moving into the apartment five years ago. The Lees were currently in litigation with the owner due to this issue. There was no possibility that Shirley paid for the roof repair.
Reporter: Shirley claimed that your family treated her terribly. What is the truth?
Augustine: Initially, I did not want to talk about an incident which occurred before. One night around 2 AM, Shirley was eating dragon fruit in the kitchen. My mother wanted to enter the kitchen. Aside from not stepping aside to let my mother pass, Shirley acted as if my mother was obstructing her path and angrily told my mother to eat feces! The majority of the time, Shirley is ordering my brother around to do things. After returning home from work, she will say she was hungry and Gregory will cook a cup noodles for her. When she injured her foot, she needed my brother to prepare an herbal mixture and apply it for her. When something was wrong with the computer, she will cry loudly for Gregory’s assistance. Even her cousin, Yin Yin, remarked that Shirley treated my brother like a maid.
Still Complaining Despite Being a Freeloader
Reporter: Did Shirley lose her temper irrationally in front of your family?
Augustine: One time while we were eating steak, Shirley rushed into the bedroom and started arguing with Gregory. She shouted, ‘Without even bread and vegetables, how can you afford me?’ The next day, she complained to the maid that my mother had vicious intentions since we ate steak while she had a pimple outbreak. You can see how disrespectful her manner of talking is.
Emotionally, Augustine finally said, “I hope that Shirley Yeung will speak from her conscience and reveal the truth, without resorting to vulgar tactics. Now she is using these allegations to distract people’s focus. She was living and eating off us and still had to smear our family name. Our family name needs to be cleared!”
Lee Ka Ding: “Shirley Is Lying With Her Eyes Wide Open!”
In the Ming Pao Magazine interview, Shirley noted that she put in money and efforts for the Lee family. Shirley’s statement overheated Gregory’s father, Lee Ka Ding (李家鼎), who claimed that Shirley “was lying with her eyes wide open!” When Shirley mentioned that she did not get along with the Lee family, Mr. Lee said, “Why did she not move out? I asked her about this, but she did not have any reaction. Now she is saying so much stuff, does she think I am retarded?”
Mr. Lee recounted past incidents proving his good memory. “She has treated me to meals before on several occasions: $61.50 (HKD) for a meal, $16.50 (HKD) for some small items and a pack of cigarettes, and the most expensive was a meal over $700 (HKD) to thank me for teaching her kung fu. She did not pay me for giving her horseback riding lessons. To help her build a dog house, I received two traffic tickets and did not ask for reimbursement from her!”
With Shirley claiming that the two families did not discuss marriage plans together, Mr. Lee said angrily, “She even mentioned how many banquet tables her mother requested at the wedding!” (Did you meet her parents?) “I met her mother on four occasions and her father only once, in 2002!”
Regarding his feelings towards Shirley, Mr. Lee said, “She is the smartest! I’ve been around for decades and I was fooled! Anyway, don’t stir me up or she will be in big trouble (唔好辣興我，唔係佢就富貴).”
Jayne: More allegations from the Lee family that Shirley is lying. Perhaps everyone distorted their version of the truth a bit. One clear thing that keeps reappearing is that Shirley and Gregory did not clearly break-up in Gregory’s May birthday celebration yet. Augustine said Shirley spent the night in Gregory’s room. They did appear in love in the photos, linking arms. I do believe that Shirley did not insist on breaking up with Gregory until June time frame.