Henry Huo Zun (霍尊) saw his reputation tank after his ex took to social media to claim he cheated multiple times throughout their 9 year relationship. Huo Zun has lost projects as a result of her many revelations such as the talent show “Call Me By Fire” which he withdrew from the day it premiered. On August 14, Huo Zun released a statement through his studio to announce his withdrawal from the entertainment industry.
He started off with an apology to everyone and said that his pridefulness, thoughtless words and inappropriate actions have had a negative impact on society. He said, “I am very sad and reluctant, but I am still bidding farewell to my showbiz career.” He also apologized to his ex and thanked her for their 8 years together. He reveals the incident has negatively impacted the people around him such as his friends and his mother who has gone into severe depression. Towards the end of his statement, he said “stop hurting the innocent, I will take responsibility for the faults that should be mine.”
Huo Zun Claims He Never Cheated
In his statement, Huo Zun details his side of the story saying that he first met his ex Lulu in 2012 and started dating 2013. They were together during his hard times as a singer. His career took a bright turn through the reality show Sing My Song 中国好歌曲 in 2014. He said he began regularly showering his girlfriend with money and gifts. Huo Zun admits the existence of a group chat with friends. He said, “Just a bunch of jerks with some despicable habits, such as, we talk about sex.” In order to not appear inexperienced, he would brag about having other women but claims it was just to show off. He reiterates that until their breakup in September 2020, Lulu was the only one, he never cheated on her and didn’t have sex with other women.
Huo Zun claims that his ex asked to meet up May of this year. She then slammed a copy of chat records and asked him to name a price. He says they signed an agreement and he sent her 580k yuan. When he realized he couldn’t give anymore and that Lulu’s actions can get her in trouble, he said that he called a lawyer to meet with Lulu in an attempt to explain the gravity of the situation. He said that the atmosphere was good so he never expected that Lulu and her friend would say that it was his scheme to threaten her.
Chen Lu’s Claims Were Much Different
A week ago, a dancer named Chen Lu posted a photo of herself with the singer on social media but the latter made no response. Chen Lu then went online to make a number of claims along with screenshots. She said that she and Huo Zun started dating in 2012 before he found fame and they’ve been together for 9 years. She claims Huo Zun had multiple one-night stands while they were together. She reveals giving up many opportunities for him. She thought they would end up married. She would scrimp on herself and spend on him.
Chen Lu reveals that she was the girl paparazzi photographed with Huo Zun in 2017. She had wanted to go public with their relationship back then but he told her to delete all traces of him on social media. She was cyberbullied by his fans at the time. She reveals that he would also talk behind her back and ridicule her in chats with his friends. When she finally confronted him, she claims that he offered to pay her off which is why they eventually signed an agreement. However, she says he found a lawyer to threaten her later on.
Huo Zun had initially posted a handwritten apology on Aug. 11 in response to her accusations. Many felt it was too vague as he simply said they watched their first movie together in May 2013 and broke up after 8 years in September 2020. He said they were happy then, experienced the bitterness of life together yet their love eventually reached a fork on the road. Huo Zun gained fame after winning the first season of talent competition Sing My Song. He was also part of the recent Word of Honor concert singing Jin Shu Lai 锦书来 from the OST.
Character is a backbone of a person. Some people when they have money & fame they started to change. This is a good example of it. I like his voice, but i think his career is probably over now.
His exes are no better. One of the reasons he is attractive to many ladies is his fame and money. People who would blackmail their other halves when the relationship is done are just as low-life. There was no sincerity in the relationships in the first place. All about money at the end of the day.
Eh. She was together when him before he got famous and when he was financially struggling, and it’s unclear if she blackmailed him, or he tried to buy her silence first. He was at fault in the break up it’s not weird to compensate her in some way to keep his misdeeds from reaching the public.
Always with the misogyny. He was a nobody when they got together. In fact SHE gave up her dance career to work and support HIM.
She was with him before he got famous. She gave up her dreams of being a dancer to work and support him. She used to be the one paying the bills, and bought him the $$ gifts when he made no money. I wouldn’t be so quick to judge her to say it’s about money. I don’t think it’s necessarily right of her to publicize their relationship like this, but you know the phrase… h*ll hath no fury like a woman scorned. She lost 8+ years of her youth and gave up her dreams for him. He’s definitely going down in flames. She admitted to taking the money, and her side of the story is that he offered it to her to cover up his incriminating chats. But we’ll never know the truth!
Why should she shut her mouth, when she knows the truth? Doesn’t the world deserve to know he’s a piece of shit since the public pays for his paychecks? It’s only proper for her to share what she knows, to prevent future victims and to remove this man from appearing on screen. If he wanted to prevent this, he shouldn’t have done what he did. He only has himself to blame for his career self-destructing.
LULU is not a nice woman. We need to hear both sides of story before making a judgment. It seems that LULU was the one looking for money. A woman in love would not try to destroy her ex boyfriend’s career just because they can not be a couple. She is very selfish and dangerous. She should not trusted.
You think HE is innocent in this scandal ? Why would HE leave the entertainment industry it what SHE said is untrue ?
Who knows which party is innocent? It could be that neither is innocent. Not taking sides. But that’s the reality. People always think the woman is the innocent party. Half the time, the woman is just as guilty or even more guilty. Takes 2 hands to clap.
There are many reasons to leave. Not necessarily out of any guilty conscience. If he was heartless, he wouldn’t have a conscience to bother him.
One of the possible consequences is that she has killed her golden goose. That should free both parties to move on from the failed relationship. Anyway, it’s their affair to sort out, which they should have done so privately.
I’m not saying she’s a bad person but her story reminds me of a Taiwanese drama 我們不能是朋友 (Before We Get Married)…
Sorry but anyone- man or woman- who resorts to extortion and blackmail of their ex after they broke up needs to get a life. That’s not a healthy way to deal with a breakup. This happens a LOT in China when one of the party is a celebrity with money. They demand “break up money”. How is that a normal thing to so? Like I’m sorry but she wasn’t his wife, they weren’t married. Under what legal grounds is he required to give her money lol? Are all people allowed now to blackmail their exes when the relationships end? That’s a dangerous trajectory for Chinese society to go down, and that’s probably why there are so many people in their middle age in showbiz who are still single. They don’t wanna deal with this shit. I’ve been through horrible breakups, and nine years of emotional investment only for it to end sucks and is devastating. But this is just not how you respond to a breakup.
Also, Huo Zun left the industry likely because he just doesn’t want to put himself or his family through any more of netizen bullshit. Chinese netizens are a nasty bunch who insert themselves into the private lives and affairs of celebrities like they’re insiders or something and deserve to morally judge people they don’t personally know. If THEY decide you’ve done something wrong, they will drive you into a corner and bully you until they get what they want. It’s a court of public opinion. That’s usually how it works; if you don’t agree, then you just don’t hang out on Weibo enough lol.
Uh you know when executive level employees gets fired/leave, they get severance pay, right? This is a) to prevent suing in the future over unsavory history with the company and b) to address non-compete and nondisclosure clauses regarding their business. She built his career with him, I think that counts as partners. If that’s the case, if one party decides to fire the other one without proper closure, then it’s only normal for that party to compensate/bribe the employee for their shut mouths.
The money you mention is always hush hush money to keep their secrets from getting out. Who’s fault is it that there’s a secret to be leaked out? Who committed the wrong doing first? This wouldn’t be happening if they didn’t do anything wrong in the first place.
Having a secret is not crime. Most people have secrets that they don’t want others know. Invading others privacy and use it to threat for money is crime..
Let’s admit that the crap he said wasn’t kind. At all. If you saw your ex saying you’re not worthy of them and that you’ve been cheated on all along and that your ex conspired with friends to dump you, your first thought isn’t to confront them for the cheating, lying, disgusting skunk that they are? She’s been kept ignorant of everything while he boasts to his friends about how unworthy she is and when he saw she had evidence to indicate his terrible behavior, he offered hush money to seal this info. It’s called a deal. A deal that he eventually consulted a freaking lawyer to coerce her into giving up. That’s a low effin blow. She even said she gave an astronomical number thinking he wouldn’t agree and would then try to work things out with her. Her stupidity was for staying with him for 9 years – time she could’ve invested into someone actually worthy of her. He wasted her youth. Men like this is the reason why women are now money-oriented and practical. Love? It won’t pay the bills or have your kids.
One of my favorite singers , with an extraordinary voice., cultivated, genteel. Through him I heard the beauty of Chinese music.I am not interested in his private life, I am interested in what he does through his work. Too bad chinese people don’t hear his voice full of skylark trills (bird), they don’t see his work.
THANK YOU! The public is so quick to judge and condemn before knowing all the facts, and the amount of people that had completely overlooked Huo Zun’s side is staggering… he had to leave the public sphere if he was to save any modicum of dignity. If he had stayed longer, the insults to him and potential threats could harm him and his family.
Everyone, please don’t make any assumptions and take sides without seeing all evidence. Almost 5 months has past since and much evidence has emerged during this time. Chen Lu did not build Huo’s career, and she did not give up her own career because of him. We can see from evidence presented so far that it was Huo and his mother who helped Chen Lu along in her career. She quit because she could not reach the skill level to continue on as a professional dancer. Chen also could not provide any evidence of money she had spent on Huo. Conversely, Huo’s wechat records show he is constantly buying her expensive gifts and sending her 10K – 20K spending money on a regular basis. When questioned by police, Chen has also admitted that Huo did not cheat on her. All along, it was her greed for money from which all the fabricated accusations came. And now, she is arrested by police for her actions.