Oscar Leung (梁烈唯) has found deep friendships in the entertainment industry, friends who are willing to help him through his roughest moments. When restaurateur Kenny Wee (黃浩) filed a lawsuit against Oscar for defamation, Oscar was faced with the potential problem of being unable to pay for the legal fees. Fortunately, soccer teammate and good friend, Nat Chan (陳百祥) stepped up and offered to pay for Oscar’s lawsuit fees.
When Eric Tsang (曾志偉) was accused of physically assaulting Kenny Wee, Oscar Leung defended Eric and said that Kenny was only yearning for attention and had “persecutory delusions.” Oscar’s statement angered Kenny, who filed a defamation lawsuit against the rising TVB star on December 28.
Oscar defended his statement on grounds of freedom of speech and refused to publicly apologize to Kenny. Oscar’s position is supported by director Wong Jing (王晶) and good friends, Jamie Chik (戚美珍), Nat Chan and his wife, Cecilia Wong (黃杏秀). Many of Oscar’s good friends, including Nat Chan and Sharon Chan (陳敏之) offered to pay for his future wedding banquet, also offered to help him out with the lawyer fees.
“When I heard their offers, I wanted to cry,” Oscar was extremely moved by his friends’ willingness to help him.
Although Oscar was not the only one who publicly blasted Kenny Wee for his outrageous insinuations, Nat felt it was unfair for Kenny to target Oscar, who had a struggling acting career for many years. Nat said, “Do not mess with the juniors! If you want, mess with me! He [Kenny Wee] is targeting Oscar because Oscar’s popularity is on the rise. Righteousness exists in each person’s heart. I will definitely support Oscar and Eric!”
Oscar was grateful for Nat’s generous offer. Oscar said, “I hope it will not go to that extent. I am very grateful towards Nat; he is a very righteous person.” Nat was a veteran star that Oscar has known and respected for many years.
Sharon Chan has been good friends with Oscar for many years. “If there is a need, I can lend him some money! But the amount cannot be too much,” Sharon joked.
Since the lawsuit has entered the judicial process, Oscar declined to provide further details of the case.
Jayne: Oscar’s friends’ previous offers to pay for his wedding banquet and their current willingness to pay for his lawsuit speaks volumes about their friendship and Oscar as a person. Hopefully this lawsuit concludes quickly and the fees do not drain Oscar’s pockets, which were only beginning to see some cash improvement this year.