Wang Leehom announced his divorce on December 15. On December 17, his ex-wife Lee Jinglei publicly aired her grievances. Alleged mistress Yumi Bai filed a case for slander on December 18. Vivian Hsu distances herself. Wang Leehom’s dad defended his son on December 19. That same night at 11:09pm, the 45-year-old singer-actor finally breaks his silence.
Wang Leehom Denies Affair and Allegations He Dated His Ex-Wife When She Was a Minor
Wang Leehom started off by saying, “Today is the hardest day of my life, an intensely painful nightmare. I have two difficulties, if I refute these false accusations, it’ll be bad for the mother of my three kids. But if I don’t respond, everyone will believe it to be true. So my social responsibility is to respond to each one while weighing how it’ll affect the mother of my three children.” Wang Leehom denies having an affair as he says, “I can say with certainty, I was not unfaithful to our marriage.”
He shares that he first met his ex-wife, who went by the name Nishimura Michiko at the time, in 2003 during his concert but he says they only started contact approximately ten years later. He says, “I told her “haven’t seen you in forever,” at the time, she was already 26, not a minor as she implied.” Leehom also included the alleged screencap of their convo.
On Their Marriage, “I lived in terror, under blackmail and threat.”
Leehom explains they got married on November 27, 2013 and began living separately since August 5, 2019. He says Lee Jinglei got pregnant not long after they got together. He was very happy since he has always wanted kids though they weren’t at the marrying stage yet. He claims Lee Jinglei coerced him into marrying her that very day or she’d disappear with the child. He agreed and they registered their marriage in New York City that day.
He says they had many problems during their marriage. He writes, “During the 5 years and 8 months, I lived in terror, under blackmail and threat.” As they were discussing their divorce, he claims that Lee Jinglei told the mediator that she’s willing to go to the media to destroy him if he doesn’t cooperate.
Leehom Lists Out Alleged Details from Their Settlement
Wang Leehom writes, “Lee Jinglei is not like her image of not wanting to take even a single cent.” At first, she wanted 200 million RMB (approx 31m USD), at the end, the version signed by both parties was a total of 150 million RMB (approx 23.5m USD) along with half the property in Los Angeles, half of the stock investments (in USD) and 210K RMB (approx 33k USD) monthly living allowance. This in addition to the nanny, driver, dedicated car, 24-hour helper, free to stay property in Taipei for 18 years, etc.” He says he hopes she can live comfortably but she always felt this was still too little.
Nonetheless, Leehom says money is not the issue but the children. Through his statement which he says is his only way to reach out to Jinglei, he asks her to target her anger towards him only and says the internet leaves a history. He asks her to stop leaving these records for their three children to face in the future and asks for her to let him see the kids. He ends his letter with an apology to Jinglei for not meeting standards as a husband as well as an apology for failing to handle his marriage well to the public, to the friends innocently pulled into this and to his parents. He intends to have a detailed response to Lee Jinglei’s long statement.
Lee Jinglei Refutes Leehom
Over 2 hours after Wang Leehom broke his silence, his ex-wife Lee Jinglei was back on social media with five points summarized below:
- On his statement that he didn’t cheat, she looks forward to his detailed response.
- She claims that they were involved since 2003 and many friends can prove it.
- She claims that she didn’t receive a dime and even included their alleged agreement stating how the wife waives the husband from any obligations to support the wife. She also point out that the LA property Leehom is referring to as well as their joint account are their own assets. She says it has nothing to do with the divorce. The only thing she confirms are the living and education expenses for the kids as well as the staff and the house he’s lending her for “free” for 18 years.
- Instead of Wang Leehom living in terror, she says the truth is the opposite. She also included alleged screenshots from their psychologist mentioning that a certain Bobby’s actions are mentally abusive to Sasha. She says Bobby is Leehom while Sasha is her nickname.
- She intends to continue responding.
I don’t believe in any of these screenshots. Who’s keeping those old messages this long? Don’t they get wiped out? If those are real, did he scheme it all along? I’m not taking neither of their sides, they are made for each other.
Well, who is this nishimura Michiko, it could be anyone he talked to >_> or have an affair with lol. And you can kinda keep scrolling back on your history until that date, but like you said it was a fair while back. Maybe when you desperate you can scroll that much back lol. But like I said he claimed it was her, but who knows whether that’s true. I could say A pretend to be B, and converse with me, where I make B to be anyone lol
Oh god I have cringe worthy emails I made from 2007 in my yahoo account that my toes curl every time I reread them lol. I’ve kept my emails in my inbox just to go down memory lane about conversations with friends and what we were doing. Youd be surprised but emails were a very common way to communicate because texting costed money or you as a kid didnt have a phone at all. Your emails do not get wiped out unless you manually delete them. Lee Jinglei is on fire though calling him out. Grab your popcorn and enjoy this ride. Dudes older than her by 10 years. What makes you think he didnt marry her besides her physical looks?
She said she never told anyone, not even her friends about the relationship to protect him and his family. Now she also said many friends can prove they’re together since 2003. Both of them are telling lies!
When she said she didn’t tell anyone, she was referring to his emotional abuse and continuing to put on a happy face in front of friends and family. I don’t think that means she didn’t tell anyone about them before marriage…
I don’t want to pick his side but I’m very surprised she didn’t jump at him posting fake screenshots. If they are fake, her reactions to it would be super strong and most likely the first thing will tackle. Even if he schemed everything and kept such meaningless messages that are so old, if they are actually real then they did have a long break since 2003 and met again in 2013 as implied in those messages. Will like to see how this drama plays out. This is very sad for the kids.
I hope this drama comes to an end. Both are divorced and need to move on and focus on their kids. Stop fighting. LWH is taking a break from work to focus on the family matter.
Taking a break to stop further damaging his career. Dude isn’t genuinely care about his family at all lol. Because if he did, he would have been a better father and husband!
Ending here is too easy on him. He gets to be a DB, reaps money and benefits from his fans and now withdraw easily. What? A 2yrs holidays is that hard? And tbqh, during that time, he can produce his music, then pump them out as soon as his “break” finishes
Apparently it is her Japanese name because she’s half Japanese. However, the reason why he used that screenshot is to ignite c-netizens hate on her because she’s Japanese. She did call out on him for citing her Japanese name, saying he knew it was a painful part of her life (her dad left her, she doesn’t connect much to the Japanese part of her life), but he used it anyway hoping the public will hate her due to nationalism
that is an asshole move!!! this guy is shit. Hope no fans will support him, his music isn’t that good lol.
I find it weird how they meet, and then 10 years later he and her get together??? This sounds oddly suspicious unless he and her keep in contact?? But meet and then 10 years later, meet again?? Seems suspicious.
Anyways the children really get hurt in all of this, hopefully, these two will figure something out and find a solution that can satisfy themselves.
Now it’s she say he say
right? and if they did keep in contact even if it wasn’t physical, what, did he give his number to a 16 year old fan? as if that makes him any less sus.
My sympathy to him for having such a vindictive god digger as his (ex) wife.
The ex-wife even says so she doesn’t want his money. This is not about money, she is smart and capable she can make her own money. This is about her not taking any of WLH’s bullshits. This is about her finally standing up for herself. This is about revealing all the craps she endured long enough from WLM’s mistreatments. She was not going to say anything, but WLM went public blaming her for not getting along with his mom, so she has to resort to this, he gets what is coming for him.
My sympathy to her for having such a manipulative, cheating, gaslighting husband, that continues to portray her as the villain even after divorce that she finally couldn’t take it anymore and broke her silence.
Gold digger? She didn’t get anything? She had a prenup that literally nullify her of anything. And should she not get any money for child support? Plus, after marriage, he gets to work while she has to care for her children, and that 8 years, she should get $0 out of that??? And you think it’s fair? Only people like you can idol such SB like WLH!