On November 14, Chinese actors Jia Nailiang (贾乃亮) and Li Xiaolu (李小璐) officially announced their divorce. It was a speculation that had long been rumored ever since Chinese media publicized Li’s cheating scandal with rapper PG One in December 2017. Though at one point it was said that Jia and Li had rekindled their relationship, they ultimately failed to mend their marriage.
Last month, nearly two years after the scandal broke, a video featuring Li and PG One kissing in an hotel room was leaked online. Li had stayed quiet about the leak until early Friday morning, one day after confirming her split from Jia, when Li finally broke down on Weibo, sharing her experiences of being blackmailed and threatened with the video.
In a long essay she posted on Weibo, Li claimed that the private videos were used to threaten her. She had received a mysterious phone call, which taunted her about releasing some of her private videos online. Li originally ignored the threat, but on the next day, the video of her kissing PG One was published.
“I was pushed to the edge of my life,” she said. “Nobody is perfect. Do not use a feudal society’s way of treating a woman to judge others. Do not use such obscene vocabulary! Do not steal someone’s privacy and use it to harm them! You guys do not understand the situation. You do not know the truth, because others’ family matters is none of your business! I’ve never harmed a single one of you!
Because of the scandal, the leaked videos, and the cyber bullying that Li had to endure, she had contemplated suicide. It wasn’t until she heard her daughter call for her when she realized that she still has something to live for.
“My head is now clear. I cired as I held onto my daughter, who was also in tears. I told her, baby, mother will never leave you.”
Li said she is only a simple woman, an average individual among the millions that live among us. “I am not perfect. I am just an average woman.”
Several netizens have come to Li’s defense. One netizen, claiming to be Li’s lawyer friend, told followers that Li and PG One are no longer in a relationship despite rumors saying otherwise. The netizen also claimed that the clip of her kissing PG One was filmed after she and Jia divorced, implying that Li’s rocky relationship with Jia had been ongoing for years, even before PG One became involved.
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.