Chapter 199 – If you start too many rumors, sooner or later, you’ll face retribution! (1)
There were still people that didn’t believe it. The original poster said they should wait and see. Lu Corporation would be issuing a statement soon.
Sure enough, Lu Corporation issued a statement the next day.
The forum finally quieted down by a lot.
Since Lu Corporation had issued a statement, it meant that the rumors of Ye Zhen coming in between Lu Beichuan and Shen Weiyin were untrue. The original poster requested that the moderator delete all the posts that had started the rumor, but the moderator didn’t immediately act.
On the day that Lu Corporation issued the statement, a lawyer sent a letter to the forum’s moderator requesting that moderator delete all the posts that started the rumor, ban the IP address for the people that wrote those posts, and write a post to apologize and clarify the issue and pin that post. Otherwise, they would take legal measures against the forum.
With one move, this big fish dealt with these little shrimp. The posts related to that rumor were all deleted and the post to clarify and apologize was pinned to the top of the forum. Within five minutes, the forum’s historical record was maxed out.
This farce from minor players finally came to an end.
However, how could the entertainment industry insiders not understand the methods of these minor players?
“No way, was Shen Weiyin really behind this? How do you know this? Do you have a friend that was hired by Shen Weiyin to do this marketing?
“Shen Weiyin wouldn’t have hired someone herself to do this marketing.” That person sneered. “For something like this, Shen Weiyin must keep herself completely clean. There can’t be any mistakes. Otherwise, if someone sells her out, Shen Weiyin’s future will be ruined.
“I still don’t understand why Shen Weiyin would do this. She’s a famous actresss… How do you know it’s her?”
“I don’t know why she would do this, but think about it. This incident happened so suddenly, and the rumor was spread over so many channels, including many posts that were posted at the same time on numerous forums. If Shen Weiyin’s rivals were behind the rumor, they would have written something that would damage her reputation. They wouldn’t have portrayed Lu Beichuan and her relationship status in such a touching way. They would have embellished the details to portray Shen Weiyin as the third party. In the rumor, Mrs. Lu was put into the role of the third party while Shen Weiyin played the role of someone who was infatuated, which made a lot of fans feel sorry for her.”
“But older sister Qin, those rumors were spread over lowly media. It wasn’t reported by any well-known magazines or news channels. Shen Weiyin didn’t clarify…”
“Did you forget? We took a photo of her and a male celebrity looking quite intimate three years ago and speculated if they were dating. Less than five hours after this news was released, Shen Weiyin’s studio released a stern clarification statement. At that time, we were a small company that only got 100 reposts a day on Weibo, but Shen Weiyin got antsy. There’s been so much gossip about that rumor of her, Lu Beichuan, and Ye Zhen, but Shen Weiyin has been totally silent until recently. Why do you think her response is so different?”
“Older sister Qin, when you say it like that, it makes a lot of sense.”
A pile of documents was dropped on the desk between them. There was a paunchy man standing behind the desk. “Qin Zhiyin, get yourself familiar with Shen Weiyin’s matter and see how we can leach some views from it.”
Qin Zhiyin’s expression didn’t change. “Editor-in-chief Wang, Lu Corporation and Shen Weiyin’s studio have already issued clarifying statements. You came too late, other people have already snatched the popularity we could have gotten from writing about that topic.”
Editor-in-chief Wang thought over her words. “Then issue the stuff we previously dug up on Shen Weiyin. If we can get a little bit of popularity from this, we should do it.”