'I don't want my kids to be afraid to go home': Vivian Lai on husband's lawsuit

PHOTO: Instagram/Vivian Lai

Vivian Lai has finally broken her silence since her husband Alain Ong was removed from his post at Pokka in 2018.

Speaking to local media, she revealed that media attention over the incident has disrupted her family life.

The sight of reporters stationed outside her house has started making her children afraid to return home, the actress-host said.

"Our home should be a warm place where our kids can feel at ease."

Although Vivian admitted that she is under immense pressure, she will carry on because she has to be strong for her family.

"No matter what happens, our family of four will stay united and weather this difficult period," the tired-looking host said as she choked up.

When the news first broke, the 43-year-old shared that she was shocked because she never thought something like this would happen to her.

However, she did not comment on the case, only saying that "the truth will reveal itself in time."

Her emotional response came following recent reports of Pokka suing Ong — who was formerly deputy group CEO of Pokka Corporation (Singapore) and CEO of Pokka International — and accusing him of being part of a conspiracy that caused the beverage company to suffer at least $10 million in losses.

Ong has since issued a statement through his lawyer, saying that he is simply assisting with investigations and that he's not the person being investigated.

Shortly after he was removed from his post last September, Vivian ended a 10-year-long stint as Pokka's spokesperson.

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