Jaycee Chan and Kai Ko Arrested for Drugs in China
Jackie Chan‘s (成龍) son Jaycee Chan (房祖名) and Taiwanese actor Kai Ko (柯震東) were arrested by mainland Chinese authorities for drug use last week. Authorities seized over 50 grams of drugs at Jaycee’s house, where he was hosting a party in which Kai was one of the guests. Due to their criminal offenses, Kai and Jayce may face three to five years in prison in China.
Hong Kong actor and singer, Jaycee Chan, is known for his extravagant lifestyle and nightlife. Jaycee was born in California and largely raised by his mother, retired actress Joan Lin (林鳳嬌), with little involvement from father Jackie Chan. Frustrated by Jaycee’s escapades and box office failures, Jackie had declared that he will give all of his financial assets to charity after death while forcing Jaycee to earn his own money.
Kai Ko debuted in 2011 through the Taiwanese film You’re the Apple of My Eye <那些年，我們一起追的女孩>, which set box office records in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Singapore. Shooting to instant fame, Kai released his debut album that same year and received numerous love calls to star in mainland Chinese dramas and films. The 23-year-old was previously linked with Elva Hsiao (蕭亞軒) and rumored to be dating Dream Girls’ Tia Li (李毓芬).
Manager Said Kai Ko Must Be Held Responsible
A Chinese netizen on Weibo first leaked the news of Kai Ko’s drug arrest on August 17. The netizen wrote, “Kai Ko was arrested for doing drugs. My father interrogated him overnight.”
The news was at first met with speculation by Kai’s manager, Angie Chai (柴智屏). Losing contact with Kai Ko over the last few days, Angie and her lawyer flew to Beijing to confirm that Kai has been detained by mainland authorities for 14 days.
In a press statement issued today, Angie expressed her disappointment in Kai’s behavior. “The company emphasized that young people, no matter what they play with, cannot touch drugs. Kai also told me in person that he promised his mother he will not touch drugs!” Angie said that Kai’s “youth is not an excuse” and that “he should be held legally responsible” for violating the law.
To add further irony to the situation, Kai had previously promoted an anti-drug campaign. At the time, he stated, “Perhaps people think that using drugs can help them relax and solve problems. But I don’t think this method has any effects.”
Jaycee Fong’s Arrest Confirmed
Last night, Jaycee Fong’s management company confirmed his arrest for drug use. In the press statement, the company stood firmly behind Jaycee and asked the public for forgiveness: “We believe in Jaycee’s character. We are willing to monitor him, along with the public and involved agencies, to allow him to correct his mistakes and go back on the right path”.
The press was unable to reach Jackie Chan for comment on the drug arrest.
Source: Oriental Daily
This article is written by Addy and Jayne for JayneStars.com.