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‘Kuso Cat’ denies he was involved in sex scandal

By Loa Iok-sin  /  Staff Reporter

Internet celebrity Liao Chia-jui (廖家瑞) — better known by his online pseudonym Kuso Cat (廖小貓) — denied media reports that he was involved in a sex scandal and vowed to take legal action against his accusers. Some Internet users also said the allegation could be a conspiracy to discredit Liao because of his political stance.

“Everything that the magazine reported about me is not true,” Liao said in a statement posted on his own Facebook page, referring to the latest issue of the Chinese-language Next Magazine, published on Wednesday. “I will take legal action against this malicious behavior, which has seriously damaged my name and honor.”

The 33-year-old blogger is well known among Taiwan’s netizens for his satirical online music videos mocking the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) and pan-blue politicians, including President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) and Greater Taichung Mayor Jason Hu (胡志強).

Liao’s online statement was issued in response to Next Magazine’s cover story. Quoting an unnamed female Internet user, the magazine reported that Liao had purposely hidden the fact that he was married and had sex with several female Internet users who admired him for his creative music videos.

In his statement, Liao denied that he has ever hidden the fact that he is married.

“I’ve announced my marriage and shared my wedding photos on [the social networking Web site] Plurk and have mentioned several times on Facebook that I am married,” the statement said. “Many Internet users gave me their warm wishes when I was married, and I have never tried to hide the fact that I am married.”

He added that he and his wife live happily together and enjoy their married life, and thanked his wife for her support during the fallout from the Next Magazine report.

“I don’t know what the motivation [behind the accusation] is, but I believe it must have something to do with my comments and criticism on politics, current events and politicians,” Liao said at the end of his statement.

Some netizens echoed Liao’s accusations, saying the allegations were a conspiracy aimed at smashing Liao because of his political stance and popularity.

A member of the popular Bulletin Board System PTT, “asiasssh,” said: “this is a KMT conspiracy, it’s political manipulation.”

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