Jackie Chan cried over his love child, says a friend in his defence

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HONG KONG - Movie producer Tiffany Chen has spoken up for actor Jackie Chan, saying her friend is a man of affection who has cried over his love child, Etta Ng, many times.

Chen spoke to reporters at a charity dinner last Saturday, two days after beauty queen Elaine Ng and lawyer Mary Jean Reimer said at a press conference that Ng had not received a cent from her daughter's father, Chan.

Chen said it was Ng who put her former lover Chan and his wife Lin Feng-jiao in a dilemma, reported Ming Pao Daily News. "Someone was determined to give birth. Etta is the most innocent, most pitiful one because she had no choice. Her mummy had a choice."

She said she did not know about Ng's financial difficulties, but added: "When Etta is big enough, 21, I believe Jackie Chan will give Etta money, but not her mummy."

She said Chan's and Lin's hands were tied. Even if Lin means to help her husband's child, she cannot because Etta is another woman's child, Chen said.

Someone on Ng's side, who has since died, blackmailed Chan, and the actor "embraced us and cried", Chen said.

Last Thursday, Ms Reimer said Chan rebuffed her request for help for Ng, who was jobless in 2015.

Chen said Ng's actions made Chan give up on her. Asked about Chen's comments, Ng told Oriental Daily News: "I dare not answer."

Jackie Chan 'finally' wins Oscar at Governors Awards

  • On Saturday at the annual Governors Awards, the Chinese actor and martial arts star finally received his little gold statuette, an honorary Oscar for his decades of work in film.
  • "After 56 years in the film industry, making more than 200 films, after so many bones, finally," Chan, 62, quipped at the star-studded gala dinner while holding his Oscar.
  • The actor recalled watching the ceremony with his parents and his father always asking him why he didn't have Hollywood's top accolade despite having made so many movies.
  • He praised his hometown Hong Kong for making him "proud to be Chinese," and thanked his fans, saying they were the reason"I continue to make movies, jumping through windows, kicking and punching, breaking my bones."
  • Actors Annette Being (L) and Warren Beatty attend the 8th Annual Governors Awards hosted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on November 12, 2016, at the Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, California.
  • Actors Ben Foster (L) and Chris Pine
  • Actor Armie Hammer
  • Actress Leslie Mann
  • Director Ava DuVernay
  • Actor Jeff Bridges and wife Susan Geston Bridges
  • Actress Hailee Steinfiel
  • Actors Elizabeth Chambers (L) and Armie Hammer
  • Actress Michelle Williams
  • Actor Dev Patel
  • Actress Nicole Kidman
  • Actress Emma Stone
  • Recording artist Pharrell Williams
  • Actress Felicity Jones

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This article was first published on April 2, 2017.
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