After reportedly having relationships with three women at the same time, Wang Yan-chun (王燕軍), director of former president Lee Teng-hui’s (李登輝) office, yesterday apologized to the three women, Lee and the public.
The 52-year-old Wang, who is divorced, reportedly dated former Taipei 101 chairperson Diana Chen (陳敏薰), United Geotech chairperson Wang Mei-na (王美娜) and TVBS reporter Lu Chia-ying (呂佳穎) in the space of two weeks, according to yesterday’s Liberty Times (the sister newspaper of the Taipei Times).
According to the Liberty Times, Lu was photographed leaving Taipei’s Mulan Motel and entering Wang Yan-chun’s vehicle three-and-a-half hours after the car was photographed arriving at the motel in late January.
The newspaper cited sources as reporting that Wang Yan-chun was seen parking near the TVBS earlier that evening waiting for Lu.
The latest edition of Chinese-language Next Magazine also reported on Wang Yan-chun’s alleged liaisons, with similar details.
Wang Yan-chun was reportedly tailed for two weeks in January by Next Magazine reporters, who found that Chen frequented Wang Yan-chun’s place often and Wang Yan-chun went to Wang Mei-na’s place at night.
Before the Liberty Times and Next Magazine hit the stands yesterday morning, the Chinese-language Wang Weekly broke the news at midnight with an interview with Wang Yun-chun and Chen published online.
Chen said she and Wang Yan-chun started seeing each other in August last year and she had known that he was cheating on her, the Wang Weekly reported.
“People make mistakes. I would like to give him one more chance,” Chen said.
Lu, who was married, did not comment on the reports yesterday, but she told the Liberty Times when the newspaper contacted her on Tuesday night that Wang Yun-chun and she went to the motel to meet with a friend who wanted to publish a biography.
The friend, who had just returned to Taiwan from abroad, lives in the motel, Lu said, adding that there were four people in the room that night.
Wang Yan-chun said he introduced Lu to the friend, a Taiwanese living in Malaysia, and denied being in a relationship with Lu.
Recently promoted to chairperson of United Geotech from vice chairperson, succeeding Wang Mei-na, Wang Yan-chun said Wang Mei-na is his business partner.
In a statement issued yesterday, Wang Yan-chun offered no further explanation of his relationships with Chen, Wang Mei-na and Lu, saying his account of he and Lu going to the motel was already reported in the Liberty Times and Next Magazine.
He apologized to the women involved, especially Lu and her family, to the public for the disturbance caused, as well as to Lee.
Wang Yan-chun said he was urged by Lee to behave discreetly.
“I will reflect upon how to make myself better in this regard,” he said.
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