When Joey Yung (容祖兒) was 15 years old, her parents filed for divorce and she was brought up by her mother.
Despite their poor relationship, Joey has been paying all of her father’s debt in the past few years.
However, this time, his father’s debt collectors went as far as to plaster posters on the walls surrounding Joey’s apartment. Joey had no choice but to officially draw the line between her and her father, Yung Kam Fai (容錦輝).
Joey Finally Draws The Line
Joey’s manager, Mani Fok (霍汶希), announced that Joey would no longer be responsible for Joey’s father’s debts and will no longer respond towards his issues.
When the statement was released, Joey’s father stated that Joey never gave him money to start up a business and has never paid for any of his debt.
Upset at her father’s accusations, Joey released the Letter of Commitment that his father signed three years ago.
The letter, dated May 18, 2011, clearly stated that Joey’s father was steeped in debt and has been asking Joey to pay for most of his overdue bills. The letter declared that he has never taken up on his responsibilities as a father.
The letter also indicated that upon signing the agreement, Joey would pay for his debts for the last time and he would no longer be allowed to ask for any financial help again.
If Joey’s father should ever break the agreement, he would have to pay back all the money Joey has lent him over the years.
Although the numbers were purposely blacked out, it is estimated that Joey has given her father millions of dollars over the years.
Mani explained, “They’ve broken off communication already and this is the only way to settle things. Joey feels helpless because she has already done everything a daughter can. Joey has repeatedly given money to her father, and the company finally decided to release the Letter of Commitment because they wanted to set the record straight.
"They don’t want to hurt anyone. We at EEG believe that [Joey’s father's] statement was influenced by greed and simply to provoke us.”