Xiaxue has made her stand – she is not going to apologise (although I thought she did retract her statements). In fact, she challenged Dawn, who is currently on holiday in Sydney, to sue her. Dawn’s lawyer commented that they will not be ruling out other options – including mediation and a meeting between both parties without using any points raised in such a meeting in court.

While I do not doubt that the spat is real, but I smell *ahem* publicity *cough* stunt… =P

Bloggers’ spat: Xiaxue refuses to say sorry

By Debbie Yong

BLOGGER Wendy Cheng – better known online as Xiaxue – is not going to apologise to fellow blogger Dawn Yang. She was supposed to do so by Tuesday, the deadline set in a letter sent to her last week by Ms Yang’s lawyer.

The letter referred to allegedly defamatory remarks made by Ms Cheng, in a blog entry dated June 30, about Ms Yang. Ms Cheng, 23, had written, among other things, about the other’s entertainment and endorsement deals.

She also baulked at being compared to Ms Yang, 23, in a June 25 report in Chinese-language newspaper Lianhe Zaobao. The letter had asked for Ms Cheng to publicly apologise and propose a settlement for the damages caused to Ms Yang.

‘I am not going to apologise. If she wants to embarass herself she can go ahead and sue me’, Ms Cheng told The Straits Times on Tuesday.

She is presented by Keystone Law Corporation.

Ms Yang is in Sydney on a holiday and could not be reached for comments. Mr K Anparasan from KhattarWong, the firm representing her, confirmed that he has received Ms Cheng’s letter but said he has yet to discuss the next step with Ms Yang.

However, he added that they will not rule out other options besides going to court, such as mediation or a ‘without prejudice’ meeting between both parties to settle the dispute.

This means that points raised in the meeting will not be used adversely against them in court.

The bad blood between the two bloggers goes back to November 2006, when they were compared in an online ‘hottest bloggers’ ranking.

They have been making comments about each other on their blogs since.

Ms Cheng gets 50,000 hits daily on her blog while Ms Yang gets 30,000.

Source: Straits Times Interactive, http://www.straitstimes.com/Latest%2BNews/Singapore/STIStory_260309.html

Article extracted on 22nd July 2008



Reader's Comments

  1. Vandalin | July 23rd, 2008 at 10:24 am

    I wonder how much the lawyers are getting. hmm…

  2. xizor2000 | July 23rd, 2008 at 12:36 pm

    Save us the agony. Go to court!

    I’ll be there for the hearing. LOL

  3. tanyeo | July 23rd, 2008 at 12:54 pm

    Hope they both lose big big and lawyers win big big.

  4. Vandalin | July 24th, 2008 at 12:32 pm

    pass the popcorn. *munch munch*

  5. Wealth Journey | July 24th, 2008 at 11:49 pm

    Wow! This is getting more interesting.
    Maybe it’s a new show they are promoting and trying to generate more publicity.

    But it’s amazing that we have this article in the main SINGAPORE HOME news instead of the LIFESTYLE SECTION.

    The editors should have exercised more discretion when they put something like that. Even the picture reeks of entertainment.

  6. zeezzen | July 27th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    these people have too much time i guess.. waste time and energy on such thing.. my goodness

  7. stz | August 3rd, 2008 at 5:46 pm

    showbiz is big biz

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