Model Jessey Meng‘s (孟廣美) tycoon husband has been threatened by his ex-wife, who wants “his family broken and family members dead,” in a desperate attempt to get a fair share of his mammoth wealth.
Jessey married Ji Zenghe (吉增和), chairman of Beijing’s high-end shopping mall, The Place (世贸天阶), in March 2011, after dating for 16 months.
Zenghe’s ex-wife Zhang Qiuhua (张秋华), the mother of their 14-year-old son, has sued Zenghe for unequal distribution of assets.
“He has 6 billion yuan ($948 million) but I’ve only got 200 million yuan. It’s not proportional at all,” she said.
She also accused Jessey of being the third party.
The estranged couple formally divorced in January 2010 after having separated since 2005, according to Zenghe’s lawyer.
Jessey held a press conference in Beijing on Monday, denying the accusations.
She could not hold back her tears when facing a roomful of reporters.
Although she said she totally supports her husband’s decision in dealing with the family matter, she has told her friends she just puts on a happy face everyday to disguise her sadness.