Chapter 114: Do You Have Evidence?
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Very soon, all the reporters and paparazzi from different media outlets were gathered in the venue prepared by Dongheng Enterprise, equipped with cameras of various sizes.
At this time, Fu Yahui and Huo Zhendong were still resting in the VIP lounge as they waited for the press conference to begin.
Huo Zhendong had already transferred all of his shares over to Fu Yahui as promised. This was contrary to what Fu Yahui had expected of him. She had initially thought that both Huo Zhendong and Huo Yuxi were out to rob her of her money, but now that he had done everything in accordance to their agreement, it seemed as though their marital status and affection was Huo Zhendong&x2019;s priority.
&x201C;Yahui, wouldn&x2019;t it be too risky to allow Jiang Yuning to attend the press conference later?&x201D; Huo Zhendong was afraid that Jiang Yuning would be up to no good, since she had voluntarily offered to attend the press conference.
&x201C;I have already received confirmation from my lawyer that there is insufficient evidence and the police will therefore not file a case. As long as I am able to provide clear explanation on how I had obtained the seven billion yuan funds that I invested into Dongheng Enterprise, everyone will be convinced that Jiang Yuning is just a shrewd person who would do anything for money, including framing her own biological mother without any hesitation to gain what she wants,&x201D; Fu Yahui confidently replied Huo Zhendong.
&x201C;Well, since you are so confident about this, I am relieved.&x201D;
&x201C;It is almost time. Let&x2019;s go out now and get ready for the press conference. I really want to know if that woman has the courage to attend the press conference,&x201D; Fu Yahui said as she looked at the time on her watch before getting up from the sofa. She had already told her subordinate to prepare a special seat for Jiang Yuning so that the media would be able to get an excellent view and photographs of Jiang Yuning later.
At this time, Jiang Yuning was on her way to Dongheng Enterprise.
She had dressed accordingly to Shen Yichen&x2019;s wish. She was wearing a little white dress that she had paired off with a pair of Chanel diamond earrings, and she had applied some perfume and light makeup on herself. Although the entire outfit was very simplistic, Jiang Yuning looked extremely elegant and classy in the attire.
As they were afraid that there would be unplanned surprises, Ku Jie decided to personally drive Jiang Yuning to Dongheng Enterprise.
Lu Jingzhi had arranged for four bodyguards to follow closely behind and he had already instructed them to ensure Jiang Yuning&x2019;s safety. He had also told them that they were not allowed to let Jiang Yuning out of their sight.
The young paparazzo wanted to tag along, but Ku Jie did not allow him to because this was a family matter after all.
&x201C;What did Lawyer Zou say?&x201D;
&x201C;The police will arrive a short while after we do,&x201D; Jiang Yuning replied as she looked at the time on her watch.
&x201C;Did Lu Jingzhi arrange for that to happen?&x201D;
If Fu Yahui was arrested on the spot, that would really be very entertaining.
&x201C;No. The police officers are just acting in accordance to their normal protocol. Miss Fu is the one with bad timing,&x201D; Jiang Yuning quickly explained.
&x201C;Do you really believe that?&x201D; Ku Jie snorted. &x201C;But I have to admit that this has been planned beautifully.&x201D;
Ku Jie could not help but to speed up the car because he could not wait to watch the show that was about to unfold. At this time, the hall where the press conference was supposed to be held was packed with reporters and members of the media, but the special seat that Fu Yahui had arranged for Jiang Yuning was still empty at the moment.
&x201C;The press conference is about to begin. Is Jiang Yuning coming or not?&x201D; the media kept talking about it amongst themselves.
&x201C;She might come. I do not know what is going on in her mind.&x201D;
&x201C;If you put it that way, you are obviously taking Dongheng Enterprise&x2019;s side on this matter then?&x201D;
&x201C;Dongheng Enterprise is such a big company and all Jiang Yuning has is that mouth of hers. No matter how you look at it, it is obvious that she is just doing all this for money. Furthermore, she has such a bad reputation and it seems as though she has no future in the entertainment industry. I would say that her actions are really predictable.&x201D;
The people sitting in the audience continued debating amongst themselves.
Fu Yahui, who was already seated on the stage, was also getting a little impatient. At this time, someone suddenly announced that Jiang Yuning had arrived. Everyone immediately turned their eyes to the door.
Jiang Yuning made a grand entrance as she entered the hall, clutching onto a dazzling white purse. As she faced the media and Fu Yahui, Jiang Yuning took off her sunglasses before she walked to the front of the stage and said, &x201C;Sorry, but I am not actually late.&x201D;
&x201C;Your seat is over there,&x201D; Fu Yahui replied as she pointed at the chair that was placed alone in between the stage and the audience. &x201C;If there is nothing else, please have a seat. The press conference is about to begin.&x201D;
Jiang Yuning smiled before turning around and sitting down at the seat that was specially prepared for her.
&x201C;Hello to all the dear reporters and member of the media present here today. I am Ava, the deputy director of Dongheng Enterprise and also the biological mother of this woman, Jiang Yuning.&x201D;
&x201C;The reason I am standing before you today is to make a public statement to refute the allegations that my daughter has recently made about me.&x201D;
&x201C;I hope that the media and my daughter will only make judgments after listening to my explanation.&x201D;
&x201C;My daughter has accused me of misappropriating money belonging to the Jiang family. First of all, I would like to clarify that the reason behind the Jiang family&x2019;s company collapse and the family&x2019;s subsequent bankruptcy would be her father&x2019;s sudden disappearance. At that time, the managers and people in charge were unable to cope with the management of the company, leading to the company&x2019;s eventual collapse. It had nothing to do with me, and I was also a victim of the consequences. I was forced to go overseas in order to gather money to pay off the debts incurred by the Jiang family. I did not elope with another man, as you have made it out to be.&x201D;
Fu Yahui stared at Jiang Yuning, full of confidence as she made her statement.
After listening to Fu Yahui&x2019;s words, Jiang Yuning could not help but shake her head. This was probably because Fu Yahui did not know that Lu Jingzhi had a lot of information and insider news regarding everything that had happened five years ago.
Therefore, Jiang Yuning was very calm and could even smile as she faced the media:
&x201C;Initially, I did not want to publicize this matter, only wanting to keep this matter between ourselves as this is a family matter. However, since Miss Fu has already chosen to hold a press conference to clarify this matter publicly, then I will also ask you a few questions in public then. Miss Fu, you said that the Jiang family went bankrupt because of my father&x2019;s sudden disappearance, but that is not the truth. In fact, there was already a twenty million yuan shortage in the company funds even before my father&x2019;s disappearance. Do you remember Li Yang and Duan Honghong who used to work in the finance department of Star Enterprise?&x201D;
Fu Yahui&x2019;s expression changed immediately after hearing those two names.
&x201C;Secondly, you said that you are a victim and that you only left Luo City in order to get some funds to pay off the Jiang family&x2019;s debts. Let me ask you then&x2014;were you the one to eventually pay off the Jiang family&x2019;s debts? Not only had you not repaid the debts, you even had an additional seven billion yuan to invest in Dongheng Enterprise. How can you say that you were a victim of what happened?&x201D;
&x201C;Thirdly, my father had only been missing for sixteen days when you decided to leave the country for the United States. Two months later, you were already cohabitating with Mr. Huo, who is also your current husband. You said that you did not elope with another man. Then, could you please explain what kind of behaviour this is? Under China&x2019;s marital laws, the court will only grant an automatic divorce after one&x2019;s partner has gone missing for at least two years. Therefore, you had no right to abandon your own daughter and family when my father had just gone missing for sixteen days, five years ago.&x201D;
&x201C;Everything that you have just said is full of loopholes. Miss Fu, I would advise you to consider and think properly before you say any more. Now, can you explain where you obtained the seven billion yuan from?&x201D;
Jiang Yuning pointed out all the loopholes in Fu Yahui&x2019;s statement before she returned the stage to Fu Yahui.
Jiang Yuning looked extremely confident, as if everything that she had just said was well-founded.
Fu Yahui started to panic but did not reveal her weakness. She pretended to be calm as she looked at Jiang Yuning and asked, &x201C;Do you have any evidence?&x201D;
&x201C;Everything that you have just said has merely been your own assumptions. Do you have any evidence to back up everything you have said? Yuning, I really do not want you to make all these false and humiliating accusations against your own biological mother just to get some money.&x201D;