Friendly Fire <法網狙擊> star, Ronan Pak (白健恩), has recently been accused by Hong Kong tabloids for offering sexual services to men for money, ranging between $35,000 HKD to $100,000 HKD per client.
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Two weeks ago, a Hong Kong tabloid magazine received exclusive news from a reader that someone has been selling escort services in a gay online chat room with the title, “Starting Price $35,000 HKD and Play with Mr. Hong Kong.” A male reporter from the magazine successfully contacted the man in charge of the sex service and discovered that the Mr. Hong Kong in question was Ronan Pak, a participant from TVB’s 2010 Mr. Hong Kong contest.
The escort agent specified that the location of the service will be at Tin Shui Wai’s Harbor Plaza Resort Hotel on Saturday, March 16, 2013. The reporter in disguise met up with the agent that night, and when he requested to meet with Ronan Pak first before paying the money, the agent immediately refused, reasoning that he did not want Ronan to be seen. The agent finally agreed to allow the reporter to have a chat with Ronan through the phone. The man on the phone allegedly said to the reporter, “Don’t worry, I am Ronan Pak.” The reporter also claimed that he recognized Ronan’s soft voice.
Coincidentally, Ronan was also in Tin Shui Wai that night, looking uneasy and pacing nervously around the entrance of the Harbor Plaza Resort Hotel. When another group of reporters swarmed over to Ronan, he immediately tried to run away. Asked if Ronan was there to “receive customers,” Ronan nervously replied that he did not know what they were talking about. Ronan initially said that he did not know what agent the reporters were talking about, but then was swayed to reveal that the alleged escort agent was a friend he met on Facebook.
On Tuesday, March 21, Ronan released a statement through his manager, Tiffany, saying that he was never involved in the aforementioned sex service for men. The statement also said that he was “very disappointed” with his friend for betraying him.
Ronan held a press conference to deny the gay escort allegations once again, and clarified that he had been used by his friend.
Ronan stated, “On Saturday night, my friend invited me to a late dinner at Tin Shui Wai. I waited for my friend for a long time, but he never showed up. He also did not pick up the phone when I called him several times. Soon afterwards, four reporters suddenly rushed towards me and cornered me. I got scared so I naturally tried to run away.
“I was there to meet up with a friend for dinner. I was not there to receive customers. I never saw [the friend] after that. He still would not reply to my calls. He deleted his Facebook too. It is like he vanished from thin air.”
In regards to the claim that he replied to his client through the phone, Ronan insisted that the conversation never took place. “[The reporter] could not prove that the person was me. Having a random person reply through the phone to say that he was Ronan Pak does not mean that he is really Ronan Pak.”
Ronan also denied that he is gay. “I’ve already clarified this a couple of years ago. I do like girls. Maybe it’s because I look genteel and have a soft voice, which can send off a feeling to others that I may be gay.”
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.