Acclaimed Hongkong director Stephen Chow is currently embroiled in a dramatic financial lawsuit in which his ex-girlfriend, socialite and construction heiress Alice Yu, is claiming that he owes her HK$70mil (S$12.1mil) in commission fees from his property investment profits.

The first hearing was held on Wednesday (Nov 18), during which Stephen’s attorney argued that the star’s offer to give Alice a portion of his investment profits is not legally binding as it was simply a case of lovers whispering sweet nothings to one another. The trial continued yesterday (Nov 19), with Alice personally showing up to tell her side of the story.

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