Hong Kong model-actress Liddy Li‘s (李悅彤) affair with married director Oxide Pang (彭順) was heavily criticized.
When the media uncovered Liddy’s background, she turned out to be the daughter of Li Duk Yun (李德仁), the gunman who had committed suicide in a standoff with the police.
After two hard-hitting events, Liddy contemplated suicide in order to end her pain, reports an article on Jayne Stars.
“My dad left and and I was also being called a mistress. I thought that maybe I should just die. Then perhaps the public would hate me less? I took a knife and just collapsed. Thankfully, my family stopped me in time.
"Now that I’m able to face everyone, I really want to say that there can be a lot of negative things in one’s life. Making that one mistake makes all the difference. True bravery is not taking a knife and slashing yourself; it’s to face the challenges.
"I can continue with my family’s [support] and I’ll live on behalf of my father too. I’ve conquered it and I know that the road ahead of me will be bright,” Liddy said.
After three months of torment, Liddy finally decided to open up about her relationship with Oxide Pang when she found out Oxide was married.
Liddy disclosed, “I tried breaking up with him three to four times because I I didn’t want to be the third wheel. But my heart would soften every time and I allowed myself to continue on with the mistake.”
Reflecting on the nearly year-long affair, Liddy only blamed herself for trusting the director and his empty promises.
Liddy exclaimed, “When I love someone, I believe everything he says. I’m not the type to give empty promises but apparently there are people who can easily say something and pretend like it never happened. I blame that I trust people too easily.”
When Liddy and Oxide’s affair was publicly exposed, Oxide declared his dedication to stay with his wife Angelica Lee (李心潔), but failed to give a firm answer to Liddy. Not wanting to drag the relationship on any longer, Liddy ultimately decided to break things off.
Liddy takes responsibility and understands that it was her fault. After making one of the biggest mistakes in her life, she will avoid married men at all costs in the future.
In June, Liddy’s father committed suicide by shooting himself in the mouth. Although Liddy’s father was always at odds with the family, Liddy cried.
“My relationship with my father is odd. Sometimes, I hate him because he was on such bad terms with my family. But at the same time, I felt so hurt because I really miss him.
"When I was preparing for his funeral, I had to avoid the media. It was so difficult! My relatives told me not to go and let them handle the situation, but I wanted to see him for the last time.”