Both photos were secretly taken by a paparazzo.
It was said that this paparazzo intended to upload the photos online, which would, indubitably, cause an upheaval in public opinion.
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Whether such a scandal was true or not, it would cause a negative backlash to a celebrity's reputation, especially in terms of popularity.
Take Tang Yu as an example; after she got exposed for making use of the unspoken rules, she was banned and terminated by Huanyu. Her popularity plummeted to rock bottom; all her advertising endorsements were canceled, and she even had to pay an exorbitant sum as penalty. Now, she was reduced to only receiving some online dramas and maintaining a pathetic amount of exposure rate.
Previously, there was even a rumor of her committing suicide at one point.
Even though that was her desperate method of creating hype, her life was indeed difficult after her scandal.
Due to the negative publicity of her scandal, all the advertisers requested for a penalty for her breach of many contracts, and she was now heavily in debt from having to pay an astronomical sum of money.
Some time ago, she even lowered her pride to discuss a contract for a pornographic film with a production team from Hong Kong.
One could imagine how difficult her situation was for her to star in such a film!
It seemed that she was leading a miserable life.
Naturally, newbies like Yun Shishi could not have their reputations tainted even for a bit.
If she were to meet with such a scandal, it was bound to have a great impact on her rise to fame in her performing arts career.
If these two photos were uploaded online, Chengguang Entertainment would surely take advantage of this situation to incite public opinion against her and create rumors of her snatching Lin Zhi's role through the unspoken rules.
Now that her popularity was on the rise, she kept receiving filming contracts, and many big advertisers, targeting her pure temperament, suggested collaborating with her.
Qin Zhou had just accepted three cosmetic endorsements, which were all international luxury brands, on her behalf, and he even managed to negotiate a seven-figure endorsement fee.
This was an astronomical sum for a newbie, making a lot of people green with envy.
Rumors came alongside popularity.
After the incident, Huanyu sent people to investigate all those involved in that day's dinner party.
Photos showing even a bit of her were all deleted from their phones.
Still, they overlooked some.
Just as that reporter moved to upload the photos online, it was quickly stopped by the site's technicians during the reviewing stage. Fortunately, the site he wanted to upload those photos was Huanyu's top media portal.
Having received news of this at first notice, Min Yu promptly got in touch with the reporter and offered a large sum to buy over the photos.
Surprisingly, the reporter refused to sell the photos them.
He could not help feeling suspicious. The sum that he had quoted was not low, yet that reporter refused to budge even for a bit.
Could it be that these two photos were taken at the behest of someone else?
His refusal, however, did not mean that the assistant could not do anything about it.
He was only making things harder for himself.
Soon, he was taken to the police station where he was detained for twenty-four hours.
During that period, after they employed some means on him, he finally complied and handed over the negatives. Only after he had signed the agreement did Min Yu allow him to be released.
After his release, the reporter gave a call to his employer and said that Huanyu had sent people to confiscate his camera and negatives.
The employer was enraged. She had spent a lot to take those secret snapshots but to no avail.