SINGAPORE – Taiwanese-American singer Wang Leehom has finally responded to his ex-wife’s allegations after two full days of silence.
On Sunday night (December 19), the 45-year-old hit back on a nine-page post from his ex-wife, Lee Jinglei, accusing him of multiple infidelity, solicitation of prostitutes and verbal bullying during their marriage. Lee, 35, released the revelation last Friday night, two days after Wang confirmed they were going to get a divorce.
In a four-page post on his social media accounts, Wang denied ever cheating on Lee. He wrote: “I can say with absolute certainty that I have never been unfaithful in our marriage.”
He started the post by saying, “This is the toughest day of my life. It was a painful, gigantic nightmare. My dilemma is this: if I refute these falsehoods that are directed against me, it will do badly to my mother’s three children. But if I don’t, people will believe the rumors about me. “
He cleared several allegations Lee made about their romance and marriage. Lee said that they first met when she was 16 years old and that Wang courted her and was flirtatious and intimate with her at the time.
Wang refuted this version of events and said: “I first met Michiko Nishimura (as I knew her then) in 2003 after one of my concerts. But after that we lost contact for about 10 years.”
Lee Jinglei, who is half Japanese, also has a Japanese name. Wang attached screenshots of two emails to verify his account. In it, Wang said that he had not seen Lee “in ages” and Lee opened her answer to Wang with: “Hello stranger! A long time (not seen)!”
When they got married, Wang claimed that Lee forced him to marry her when she became pregnant shortly after their date. “I was very happy because I always wanted to have children. But we weren’t into the discussion about marriage yet.”
He said that Lee had a tantrum and insisted that they marry right away or that she “go away with the baby in her womb and never be found”.
Wang added, “Our marriage began on November 27, 2013 and lasted until we separated on August 5, 2019. I lived these five years and eight months under fear, blackmail, and threats.”
He also denied failing to give Lee her fair share of the assets after their split. He claimed Lee agreed to receive approximately 150 million yuan (S $ 32.2 million) from the divorce.
Wang enclosed excerpts from what appeared to be legal documents related to the couple’s divorce and said Lee owned half of her Bel Air California estate, valued at $ 12 million ($ 16.4 million), and half of hers Investment account that is approximately $ 15.7 million.
Wang added that he also agreed to give Lee 210,000 yuan a month for pocket money and provide her with a nanny, chauffeur, car, and maid to help keep up her lifestyle.