Ko denies sex transaction claim

‘LOW-CLASS’: The Taipei mayor said he has grown tired of the smear campaigns directed at him, such as the rumor that he was involved in organ trafficking

Taipei Times
Date: Sep 27, 2018
By: Lee I-chia  /  Staff reporter

Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) yesterday rejected a claim that he was

An oBike rental bicycle occupies a YouBike docking station in Miaoli County yesterday.  Photo: Cheng Ming-hsiang, Taipei Times

involved in a sexual transaction in China a few years ago.

Political commentator Yang Hsien-hung (楊憲宏) said at a political talk show on Monday that Ko had bragged to former vice president Annette Lu (呂秀蓮) that during a visit to China someone had offered him a booklet filled with photographs of prostitutes and told him that if he wrote his hotel room number next to the photograph of the woman of his choosing, she would go to his room.

Ko’s wife, Peggy Chen (陳佩琪), was also present at the dinner in Lu’s home, reprimanded Ko for his remarks and the two had an argument, Yang said.

Asked about the remarks, Ko said Yang was not in Lu’s home when they had dinner, adding that he could not understand what story he heard and from whom.    [FULL  STORY]

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