2014 has been a bad year for many, with multi-hyphenate Jackie Chan being among those having a less than spectacular year. His only son Jaycee was arrested for marijuana abuse in August and filming for his upcoming movie Skiptrace has been riddled with accidents.
The 60-year-old was reported to blame himself for his late cameraman Chan Kwok Hung’s drowning earlier this month. Last week, he is said to have cracked several ribs while attempting a stunt but persevered with filming so as to not delay the movie’s schedule.
In recent days, black-and-white flyers accusing Jackie of multiple misdeeds have appeared all over Hong Kong in locations such as pedestrian bridges, train stations and near schools. The flyers are emblazoned with his birth name, Chan Kong-sang, and claim to show his “true colours”.
Its contents are fully written by hand and allege that he treated his late cameraman poorly, is fickle-hearted and has accepted personal favours from female entertainers in exchange for giving them a leg up in the industry.
Jackie has maintained his silence despite the vicious allegations. In an earlier interview, he declared himself to be unsuperstitious and believes that the new year will bring him good luck.