TVB actress Coffee Lam (林芊妤) virtually destroyed her career after her public restroom sex scandal with 31-year-old heir Will Lam (林知譽).
Although she apologized for her inappropriate behavior, Coffee continued to face public criticism, reports Popular Asians. Worried that the negativity will affect Coffee’s personal life and career, Coffee’s mother could not help but tear up in the aftermath of the scandal.
Since the incident broke out, Coffee has been allegedly crying at a friend’s house and has not been able to face her parents due to shame. On the other hand, Will immediately left Hong Kong for Hangzhou to avoid the paparazzi.
Coffee’s only response was through WhatsApp – pleading to the paparazzi and asking them to not bother her family members. However, those pleas fell on deaf ears – reporters quickly paid a visit to the video game store owned by Coffee’s parents.
When asked to speak about Coffee’s indecency, Coffee’s mother immediately defended her daughter’s honor, vehemently stating that she was innocent.
While crying at the same time, Coffee’s mother said, “This is her personal life, why go after her? Why write about this to such an extreme extent?”
Although the reports have pointed at Coffee for possibly being a gold digger due to Will being the heir to a $900 million HKD company, it may not be entirely true.
Coming from a rather humble family, Coffee’s parents, elder brother, nephew, and niece live together in a small public house. Besides relying on the video game store income, Coffee is the primary income provider.
Even when she underwent cervical cancer surgery last year, she resumed filming My Bounty Lady <My盛Lady> after a short break to prevent delays in production.
Since Coffee was never a major star at TVB, there is a possibility that the company will cut her jobs. Already announcing that Coffee has to take responsibility for her own actions, TVB executive Virginia Lok (樂易玲) disclosed that the upper management team will make a decision soon regarding Coffee’s scandal.
Luckily, Coffee maintained good relationships with people in the industry. Some of her friends and colleagues recommended jobs in Beijing for Coffee to secure additional income.