Michelle Ye’s Manager Responds to Dog Biting Incident 

By on October 22, 2014 in Hot Gossip!, NEWS

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In the latest controversy surrounding Michelle Ye‘s (葉璇) large Alaskan pet dog mauled Mainland Chinese actress Li Yixiao (李依曉) in September. Yixiao was severely injured, incurring more than 20 stitches on the back of her head, but stated that she did not want to pursue the matter further.

Michelle Ye’s manager subsequently published a long post on Weibo, explaining Michelle’s side of the story and implying that the entire incident was not as initially perceived.

According to Michelle’s manager, the dog responsible for the injury was an abandoned stray who had recently been adopted. Many of Michelle’s friends at the party wanted to see her dog, so the group returned to Michelle’s hotel. The strong smell of alcohol from the guests caused the dog discomfort, including sneezing and whimpering. As the dog’s signs of discomfort were overlooked, it grew even more restless, eventually attacking Li Yixiao’s left ear and the back of her head.

Michelle’s manager went on to describe what happened immediately after the incident, “Michelle felt extremely remorseful and asked me to visit Yixiao on her behalf. Michelle also offered to pay for all the [medical] expenses incurred as a result of this incident. As I had prior engagements on the day of the incident, I asked Ju Chunlei (巨春雷) to visit Yixiao first. I specifically asked Chunlei for the favor as we had previously worked together. I also knew that his wife belonged to the same management company as Yixiao and was good friends with her.”

Michelle’s manager also expressed worries over Chunlei’s involvement, implying that he had an ulterior motive in publicizing the incident, “Before I made the telephone call to Chunlei, I wondered if he would take advantage of the situation for publicity gains. I thought that since we were friends, I should trust him. Furthermore, [Michelle and I] have nothing to hide. Chunlei went to visit Yixiao and later sent me many photos detailing her injuries. Seeing the photos, I felt terrible and forwarded them to Michelle, but also secretly began to worry that the photos might be used for ulterior purposes.”

Source: Sina.com

This article is written by Jingles for JayneStars.com.

44 comments to Michelle Ye’s Manager Responds to Dog Biting Incident 

  1. Kate says:

    Wow, classy. Start deflecting blame instead of being remorseful. No matter what the victim is Yixiao and not Michelle.

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  2. Tess says:

    The dog is HUGE and should be on a leash! Can’t blame on the dog as animals had instinct and will attack if provoked. Taking pics might have provoked the canine with flashes all over. And why did she ask her manager to check on her and not her apologizing to the victim? How irresponsible!!

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    • Sheila replied:

      She did not visit the victim herself because she was drunk

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  3. tvbfanatic says:

    She felt remorseful so she sent her manager, who was really too busy at the time, so he sent someone else.

    Sorry, but that doesn’t really sound remorseful to me at all. Michelle should have been there in person IMHO.

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    • Hippo replied:

      Michelle wanted to go, but was busy picking her nose. It’s all about priority.

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    • clamine replied:

      tvbfanatic: Michelle was there with Li the whole time in Hengdian.

      A loose paraphrased excerpt from the same source referenced by the above report may throw some light on that. Personally, Michelle’s manager should just explain the whole incident in plain words without the insinuation and the irrelevant info.

      Note:
      Michelle’s manager was not in Hengdian at the time of the incident, but upon Michelle’s request, flew over there the very next morning. Meanwhile, Michelle had stayed by Li’s side the whole time.

      9/24 at 2 am, received Michelle’s phone call. Said her Alaskan dog had injured an actress at their production troupe gathering. Right now she was at the hospital with the victim. She expressed she would take full responsibility for the injury. [..]

      To show utmost sincerity, Michelle wanted me to represent our company to formally apologize in person to the injured party, t the same time to reassure Li’s agent of Michelle’s intention to pay for all the medical expenses incurred. But because of my previously arranged interview with three interviewees on the afternoon of September 24, I could not fly out to Hengdian until the next morning of September 25. So meanwhile I called up Li’s good friend 巨春雷 to have him relayed my apology to Li and our (Michelle and her manager) visit the next day etc.. (note: Though 巨春雷 is a mutual friend, but why not called up Li’s agent directly instead? Third party can only messed up an already complicated issue.)

      Sept 25 afternoon. Upon arrival at Hengdian, Michelle and I met with Li on the set. Saw the futon that Michelle gave to Li so that she could rest on the set. Michelle had been at Li’s side the whole time since the incident happened.

      October 16, Michelle told me to check up on Li at Hengdian again.

      Same source – different selected info = different story/report = different perception.

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      • clamine replied:

        Jayne: My post is again awaiting moderation. I would like to know what’s the word(s) hangup on this post. Thanks!

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      • jayne replied:

        Clamine,
        Your post has been approved. Unfortunately, I can’t reveal the words currently on our filter list, as this list was put in place to avoid sensitive posts.

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      • tvbfanatic replied:

        Excellent, thank you for this Clamine… it does indeed look like Michelle is remorseful and taking care of Li. I retract my earlier comment.

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      • cuckoo replied:

        The incident happened on 22nd Sep, Michelle stayed with Li the whole time, then Michelle already had chance to say apology to Li during this period, did she say apology and why she had to wait for her manager? Michelle’s party only visited Li one time on 25 Sep, after that no more, this made Li felt hurt (maybe not yet paid for hospital bills either as promised?). On 14 Oct after discharging from hospital, Li posted the story, only then Michelle’s party remembered and wanted to visit her because it affected her reputation

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    • happybi replied:

      Totally agree.. remorseful my butt..

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  4. Crow says:

    So the dog felt discomfort and Michelle did nothing as the owner? If my dog was sneezing and whimpering, I would check on the dog and ask the people to leave or take the dog out for a walk of fresh air.

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  5. Funn Lim says:

    In American Michelle would have been sued. Luckily the bite did not ruin her face. Adopted or not, it is Michelle’s dog.

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  6. Dealsoff says:

    I saw her injury, omg that’s horrible….. Just pay for medical expenses….. i don’t even think that is enough….

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  7. spca says:

    if a dog attacks someone i thought they had to be put down

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  8. bh says:

    wow the dog is so beautiful and pretty!! but damn… pooor yixiao

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  9. Pout says:

    Michelle didn’t care enough to make a visit so she sent her manager.

    Her manager didn’t care enough so she sent someone else who had nothing to do with any of this to go be paparazzi.

    Crazy.

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    • LYLJ replied:

      Agree. After viewing d photos, instead worrying the victim condition and make things right..Michelle seem to worry more about ulterior motives.

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  10. lu says:

    Is it not cool to put a leash on a dog nowadays? cmon michelle…

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  11. LYLJ says:

    Michelle’s dog has biten someone, and d victim injury is very severe…why cant she apologize directly?? need to when through so many parties..making it more complicated & “political”?? Or insincere and irresppnsible.

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  12. Alluka says:

    I just dont understand why the dog attacked Yi Xiao’s head. Normally dog only bites hands or legs which are easier for them to reach.

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    • Little fishy replied:

      :/ maybe because it’s a big dog, and it knocked the actress over and she got panic, and start to crawl away, and so it pounce in and maul her head? It’s strange, but not that unusual :/ not too sure. There might be more to the story, but we would never know

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  13. Bingo says:

    The dog attacked her head, because he knocked her to the ground. Did you not read that in the earlier article?.

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  14. BearBear says:

    This still doesn’t explain why the dog isn’t leashed. Besides, what other more pressing issue than the person whom your dog has injured?

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    • starlit2003 replied:

      The above article stated that they went back to Michelle’s hotel. That’s explain why the dog was not leashed. Most dog owner don’t leashed their dog while at home.

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      • clamine replied:

        Exactly, most if not all dogs are not leashed when at home. Also unleashed doesn’t mean without a dog collar. Imagine the scene – aww, the dog is so cute and when at the set, it was so well behaved too. People were boisterously jostling each other to take pictures with the cute dog, not aware of its increasing agitation until the dog suddenly snapped and bit Li. But, regardless, Michelle is at complete fault for the whole incident. Hindsight is 20/20. In US, besides medical expenses, Michelle can also be sued for a large sum of impunity damages for the victim’s mental anguish.

        BearBear: Besides, what other more pressing issue than the person whom your dog has injured?

        Michelle’s manager wrote the same thing on her blog but that sentiment was deliberately/conveniently left out on the news articles.

        在这个过程中,我们一直觉得,把精力放在照料她的伤势,关注她的康复情况和是最重要的事情。对于今天事件以这样的形式爆出并引发诸多反应,也是始料未及。不管外界舆论如何发展,我相信叶璇此时最在意的事情,还是看到李依晓早日康复,一切安好。

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      • Little fishy replied:

        Again, try to yank a big dog by collar, it’s not easy when the dog is in aggression, angry, biting and mauling. Even the pet control people need a big stick with hock on it to grab the collar >_< so yes, leash is the only responsible option. Also, hotel is not your home. You should definitely use leash when you are inside a hotel. And the private hotel room is still big, at least I'm assumed big enough for after party, so having leash on is still reasonable, especially with the size of that dog -.- if it wants to, I swear it can drag Michele off by its leash lol

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      • Hannah replied:

        ^ I think it’s understandable WHY the dog wasn’t on a leash. Owners usually don’t leash their dogs when they are at home or in the comfort of home.

        And all the things that followed after were unexpected.

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  15. bloom says:

    It’s really unfortunate.

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  16. winnie says:

    Wow … such classy ladies (sarcasm of course)

    Everyone wanted to see the adopted stray … Oh eM Gee .. it’s a stray, not a baby, and not leash …. a stray recently adopted in the room with people the dog haven’t been around before. How stupid

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  17. Mingly says:

    Michelle should have been there at the hospital with Yixiao on the night of the incident. What was holding her up?

    Wondered if Michelle or her manager eventually visited Yixiao at all…

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  18. windy says:

    Seriously? Your dog bit and injured someone quiet severely and you sent your manager for apologies?
    Wow, she will get sued w/o even a thought if she is in the US I mean come on… Is that the best you can do? It’s unfortunate yes and no one knows and wants that to happen but still it’s your dog and you should compensate in PERSON in all the ways to make it up. Those bites looked horrific.

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  19. Ginale says:

    The only necessary part to mention is the apologies. Otherwise the irrelevant stuff about Ju Chunlei doesn’t need to be spoken.

    I wonder how is Ju Chunlei gonna react to Ye’s manager statement. That is so dumb of the manager to even bring up about being afraid of Chunlei betaying them.

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    • clamine replied:

      Ginale: Agree. Very dumb of Michelle’s manager indeed. Why dragged in Ju Chunlei into the whole mess in the first place and then slandered his rep with her insinuation. Now she only made the matter worse and lost a friend in the process. Very stupid.

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  20. Moon says:

    it’s a stray and it was scared. it was also in her hotel so it was unleashed. that lady took all the pictures and posted them for publicity. if she did forgave Michelle she would not be publicizing those pics. Hypocrite victim to me. I’m glad Michelle is adopting strays and not contributing to puppy mills.

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    • clamine replied:

      Moon: It wasn’t a stray, in that Michelle did not pick up it off the street. It’s a pet whose previous owner wanted to abandon,had Michelle not taken care of it, it would then become a stray. Of course, there is the matter of why the owner wanted to abandon it in the first place. Its disposition? Or often times, not saying in this case, owners purchased pets on impulse and then finding their daily care to be too troublesome for them, they abandon them.

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    • mingly replied:

      Hypocrite victim? Moon, come back to earth please.

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  21. Hannah says:

    Man, that’s one huge dog!

    Michelle’s side put the pieces together. I don’t think the victim meant to gain publicity out of the incident. Just outside parties getting involved.

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  22. Anna says:

    It’s unfortunate that Michelle’s dog attacked the actress. But give Michelle a break.

    1. it was at Michelle’s hotel- why would she leash her dog? It’s technically more the dogs home than it is the guests.

    2. Michelle was by her side the entire time–just the manager flew in.

    I’m sure Michelle feels remorseful. Haters will hate.

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    • Little fishy replied:

      If you know the Dog’s temperament, and know how well train it is, then it’s true you don’t need a leash at a hotel room/ private party/home. But judging on how she didn’t react when the dog starts to sneezing and whimpering, she is not a very good owner, and dog might not be well trained. Also, the article did not really mention the dog breed correctly, Alaskan dog is not a breed lol, anyway, one of the breed is a jealous type, where the advice is you should not have another dog with it. Michele has two… Yes, all in all, not smart girl, and not fit to be dog owner :/ not big one anyway -.-

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      • Karma replied:

        To say that Michelle shouldn’t be a dog owner is unfair. You can never really guess any animals temperament. Just look at dolphins and killer whales who suddenly attack their trainers after years of partnerships. Or Siegfried & Roy where his tiger suddenly attacked him — forcing him into retirement. I’m sure there are lots of cases of many people’s dogs where the dog suddenly snaps out of now where as well.

        And what does sneezing and whimpering have to do with aggression of a dog? I have two dogs and grew up with dogs all my life — when my dog is agitated they’ll def show some teeth, bark, or start to snap. If my dogs were sneezing and whimpering I would think it needs to go out to the potty. I don’t think Michelle anticipated for her dog to transition to attack mode.

        Also, so much debate and hate for Michelle. If the actress isn’t pressing charges then perhaps she understands the whole situation much better than us. She probably doesn’t even have any animosity towards Michelle like the commenters here.

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  23. Wayne says:

    Try to bite tavia yeung’s head and the woman’s backside beater Him Law will sue michelle to death…

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  24. melody says:

    That is such a beautiful dog :O
    That aside, if she’s only recently adopted the dog, the dog is probably still getting use to Michelle and it’s environment, it’s stupid to then invite a bunch of drunken people back to her hotel room to see the dog, the dog was probably overwhelmed and scared. Also, she can’t be that remorseful if she didn’t apologise herself in person.

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  25. YanYan Kong says:

    She has the same type of dog Raymond had, but hers look so big and unfriendly compared to his.

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