The arrest of veteran actor Eric Tsang (曾志伟) last week has sent shockwaves across the Hong Kong showbiz industry.
It is rumored the arrest was made after Eric’s good friend, singer Edmond Leung (梁汉文), testified to save his own skin.
Edmond witnessed the dispute earlier this month when Eric allegedly slapped Kenny Wong (黄浩), the owner of the restaurant where some HK celebrities were accused of taking drugs.
The 59-year-old Eric was arrested last Wednesday and stayed at the police station for questioning for nearly nine hours.
In line with procedure, Eric had his fingerprints and mugshots taken, and spent four hours giving his statement.
When police officers told him he now has his own criminal file and number, Eric broke down in tears.
Singer Edmond was the only celebrity friend who was not invited to Eric’s “Doomsday Party” on December 20.
When asked whether he sold out Eric, Edmond immediately looked down and refused to say anything more.