FIRST, Hong Kong triads were said to want actor Edison Chen dead.
Now, word has it that an underworld figure has offered a HK$500,000 ($91,000) reward to hack off one of his hands, reported Apple Daily Hong Kong.
Chen has apparently been targeted by the triads after hundreds of obscene photos of him and several female celebrities like Bobo Chan and Gillian.
Chung were stolen from his laptop computer and posted on the Internet.
On Sunday, more photos of Chen and Chan were circulated online.
Apple Daily HK, quoting a police source, reported that someone is planning to harm Chen when he returns.
Chen is now lying low in Boston, on the advice of his management company, Media Asia.
He planned to return to Hong Kong last Saturday and hold a press conference on Sunday, but pulled out at the last minute, saying he had something to attend to.
The other reason was that AIG Building in Hong Kong's Central district allegedly declined to lease its premises for Chen's press conference, citing security reasons.
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