Lawyers representing Hon Hai Precision Industry Co (鴻海精密) chairman Terry Gou (郭台銘) yesterday filed a provisional disposition lawsuit to a district court in an attempt to block a private detective from publishing evidence relating to Gou alleged extramarital relationship with a woman.
"We filed a provisional disposition lawsuit with the Banciao District Court to prevent Hsu Ching-wei (徐靖崴) from publishing any letters, videotapes and photographs relating to Gou alleged affair," one of Gou lawyers, Yan Ting-yu (顏廷鈺), said yesterday.
"Gou would never respond to Hsu's blackmail, and would never pay him any money," Yan added.
Hsu last week told the press that Gou had an extramarital affair 19 years ago and was later responsible for ensuring the woman was sent to jail when he was breaking up with her.
Hsu said he would testify against Gou in court if necessary because he was an intermediary in the case involving Gou and his alleged mistress.
Hsu showed a legal document which he claimed was a verdict handed down by the Taiwan High Court. The document said that former stock dealer Chen Chung-mei (陳崇美) was sentenced to four months in jail for blackmailing Gou.
Hsu alleged he possessed nude pictures of Gou, a videotape of Gou and Chen having sex and a video camera among other evidence.
He said Chen was Gou's mistress and the affair began in 1988.
"When Gou tried to break up with her in 1992, Chen hired a private detective to videotape the two of them having intercourse and asked for `compensation,'" Hsu said.