PETALING JAYA, Feb 13 — National badminton ace Datuk Lee Chong Wei has denied claims of him being in a supposed sex tape that has recently gone viral.
According to the New Straits Times, the three-time Olympic medalist said he plans to lodge a police report at Bukit Aman today.
Lee was quoted saying the alleged video could be the work of certain people looking to see him fail, in light of his upcoming movie Lee Chong Wei: Rise of the Legend.
“It is not me.
“This is ridiculous, take one look at the video and you know it’s not me,” he was quoted in a response to the daily.
The report said Lee had received many calls from people looking to confirm if it was indeed him in the video.
“Initially I just wanted to ignore because it is just a waste of time.
“However it is getting out of hand and I will be lodging a police report at Bukit Aman today,” Lee was quoted saying.
Lee said he was used to being the subject of such accusations, but revealed how it was not always a laughing matter.
“There will always be people who are not happy with your success and this is how they try to bring you down.
“I am not bothered, but sometimes it does get to you,” he was quoted in the daily.
The police have yet to respond to Malay Mail's request for further information regarding the report.
Meanwhile, Lee also commented on a separate topic, concerning at least one local shuttler who has since been suspended and is being investigated by the Badminton World Federation for match fixing.
“All I can say is it’s a huge disgrace to our country and the sport.
“They may not be BAM (Badminton Association of Malaysia) players, but they still carry the Jalur Gemilang on their chest when they play.
“As a top player, I think I can comment on this, and I am ashamed. I hope the matter will be resolved soon and urge BAM to take stern action against those involved,” Lee told the daily.