HK chief's daughter claims mother attacked her, calls police

HK chief's daughter claims mother attacked her, calls police

*Update: Leung Chai Yan's Facebook page seems to have been taken down. One of the last updates seen on her Facebook page said: "Been told to write: 'I've changed my mind I'm fine. Everything's fine.I do not wish to go to hospital anymore'".


The daughter of Hong Kong chief Leung Chun-ying, has accused her mom of assaulting her and announced that she would soon be 'leaving home forever'.

Leung Chai Yan is no stranger to controversy. Just two nights ago, the 23-year-old law student made heads turn when she arrived late at the AIDS Research (AmfAR) event looking disoriented. She was said to have been unable to walk steadily and ignored pleas to leave the red carpet.

On Tuesday morning, Leung updated her Facebook status and alleged that her mother, Regina Tong, had kicked her, pushed her against a wall and slapped her. She also claims her mother had verbally abused her and told her that she was behaving like a prostitute.

"I fell, hit my spine against corner of study table," Leung said, adding: "This woman has issues and I have tried to help her- encouraging her to go see a therapist/ psychologist...Now I just don't bother."

Leung continued to update her page throughout the morning, announcing that she would be leaving home, and that she had called the police but did not receive any help.

Hong Kong's Apple Daily reported that an ambulance was seen driving to the Government House but it was unclear who had called for it. According to the news website, an ambulance driver was overheard saying that someone reported a suicide within the Government House.

Leung said in a Facebook post at about noon that she was being held against her will, and could not get to the ambulance. "I don't even have the legal rights as a normal HK citizen because of who my parents are. Access to legal aid police and public hospital services. I can't even call the cops or go to A&E at a public hospital right now," she said.

According to Apple Daily, Leung Chai Yan was spotted on the balcony at the Government House just as the ambulance arrived. Her mother appeared for a moment, hugging her from behind, before an unidentified woman came and helped Ms Leung back into the house.

Chief excutive of Hong Kong Leung Chun-ying said he did not wish to comment when reporters asked him about his daughter's Facebook posts on Tuesday morning.

A student at the London School of Economics, Leung previously caused uproar over several messages posted on her Facebook account. In one photo, she appeared to have slashed her wrist, while another message she posted said that she felt no shame in living off taxpayers' money.

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