In January 2008, Edison Chen was involved in a widely publicized sex scandal when sexually explicit nude photographs of himself taken four years earlier became widely circulated on the Internet. Celebrities implicated in the scandal included very popular entertainment personalities like Gillian Chung, Bobo Chan, Mandy Chen, Candice Chan, Rachel Ngan and Cecilia Cheung. Nude photos of Edison’s current girlfriend, Vincy Yeung, were also made public.
Hong Kong authorities have stated that they confiscated a collection of sex-related photos that involve 6 other identifiable females and other unidentifiable males.At first, the authenticity of the photos was denied, and digital manipulation was used as the primary explanation for the pictures. However, the police and Photoshop experts argued that the photos were in fact real and not digitally altered; this brought about a serious reaction towards all parties involved in the scandal. As a result, Edison indirectly admitted his role and expressed remorse and subsequently announced his indefinite departure from the Hong Kong entertainment industry.
Edison Chen starred in the Infernal Affairs movie trilogy, he was in The Grudge 2 with Sarah Michelle Gellar. He was last seen in a cameo role in The Dark Knight. If you want to know more about the Edison Chen photo scandal, just click on the link.