Wang Leehom and Lee Jinglei’s Legal Battle Continues: A Tale of Celebrities and Family Rights
The Dispute between Wang Leehom and Lee Jinglei
Two years since their marriage scandal, celebrity Wang Leehom and ex-wife Lee Jinglei continue to be embroiled in legal disputes over family rights in Taiwan and New York. Wang Leehom, expressing his yearning for his family in his song “If you want to see, you can see”, reportedly petitioned for enforcement alleging that Lee Jinglei did not comply with the court’s decision, impeding him from seeing his family. Both parties recently appeared in court in Taipei for mediation, but neither commented on the case to the media.
Lee Jinglei and Wang Leehom in Court
Lee Jinglei entered the courtroom alongside her lawyer, greeted the media but refrained from expressing her opinion. On the other hand, Wang Leehom, dressed in a long-sleeved white shirt and jeans, arrived at the courthouse, maintaining a smile yet not responding to any media inquiries.
The Online Disputes and Court Appearances
In 2021, Lee Jinglei had criticized Wang Leehom several times online, leading to his several months’ work hiatus. Consequently, the two ended up in court over issues related to family meetings and rights. Both agreed to adhere to the principle of confidentiality and not to share information with the media.
The Song Controversy
In February of this year, Wang Leehom released a new song, “If you want to see, you can see”. His attorney, Lai Fangyu, co-wrote the lyrics, which resulted in more online disputes with Lee Jinglei. Wang Leehom’s lawyers fired back, asking Lee Jinglei not to stoke the fire and over-associate.
Lee Jinglei’s lawyer issued a statement expressing regret that Wang Leehom and his family lawyer collaborated to create and release a song that smeared and distorted family privacy, and manipulated public opinion through press releases, misleading the public.
Enforcement Case and Mediation
Wang Leehom’s lawyer emphasized that Lee Jinglei did not comply with the court’s ruling, preventing him from meeting with his family. The Taipei District Court had summoned both parties to appear in court in May, but there was no outcome. The family court of the North Court opened the court at 10 am today, marking the second time the two parties have been in court for the enforcement case, allowing the two parties an opportunity for mediation.
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