Leticia Lee See-yin, the former president of the pro-Beijing Justice Alliance, has been accused by the group of swindling money through “patriotism and support for the police.”
The group held a press conference on Tuesday asking the police to look into the matter.
A man surnamed Shi said that he lent money to Lee – who he described as a “wilted flower” – after taking pity on her. He said she “contacted me everyday, telling me that she was very lonely and wanted to find a lover.”
He claimed he lent Lee more than HK$800,000 over a period of three years.
He also said that he had mistaken Lee for being “trustworthy.” “She stole my patriotic heart,” before claiming: “I was not dating her, there’s nothing [between us].”
He showed the media pictures that Lee had sent her, including one where she was mimicking a kiss in a selfie. He said that it could not be said that his “love turned into hate” but he now has to cut down on spending because of Lee.
The vice-president of the group alleged that Lee had “never returned a single cent” and that they were now suffering because of her actions.
Lee posted on Facebook a “Love Letter to God” on Thursday morning saying that “against these most evil and most poisonous accusations without evidence, I am calm… Those who have been wronged, slandered, and abused all know how much strength is needed to keep calm. This strength comes from God.”
She also said in the evening that she was spending time trying to find all of Shi’s words and messages to “unmask all kinds of lies.”
She thanked her supporters and friends for sending text messages in support, saying that people “may feel angry towards the shameless man” after reading a statement and the truth, which she said she would publish on Friday.