Bryant Lu Hing-yiu, great grandson of the late philanthropist Lui Ming-choi, said he had been set up after selfie video clips in which he was passionately expressing his love to a woman, who is apparently not his wife, went viral on social media.
Lu, an architect by profession, said in a statement on Thursday that he has reported the incident to the police. He also apologized to his family and friends for the distress it may have caused.
In the video clips, apparently taken by Lu himself, he is seen talking to a woman and calling her “baby” and “wife”, Apple Daily reports. There is no indication when and where the videos were taken.
Netizens who have viewed the footage said Lu apparently wasn’t addressing his real wife, Noelle Kwok, the daughter of property tycoon Thomas Kwok Ping-kwong, former co-chairman of Sun Hung Kai Properties, who is in prison after being convicted of bribery.
In the clips, Lu is seen blowing kisses and saying “I love you so much”, “I will marry you”, and “you are No. 1 in my heart”. One clip shows him lying in bed and wearing no clothes in the upper portion of his body.
The second unit of the Wan Chai Police District crime squad is following up on the case, the report said. There has been no arrest.
According to Lu’s statement, he met a woman on Facebook last year and they became romantically involved, although they have never seen nor interacted with each other in real life.
Not long after the cyber affair began, the woman attempted several times to intimidate and blackmail him, he said.
Lu also said he and his wife reached a divorce agreement last year, pending court approval.
Noelle Kwok, who married Lu in 2006, also issued a statement saying they are undergoing the process of divorce.
The videos, earlier available on YouTube, were taken down around 4 p.m. Friday.
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