Chen Ling-ling, a local commentator and screenwriter, recently unveiled on Taiwan TV show “News Wawawa” that her income had been drastically reduced due to the epidemic.
To increase her revenue, Chen started to bet on foreign sports gambling websites following recommendations from her friend.
It later turned out that the person in charge of the website was arrested and Chen allegedly lost NT$2 million (US$66,721).
Chen said that she was suddenly told that “the person in charge was caught.” Regretfully, she cannot sue or trace her money because it was a foreign website and there was no written agreement between them.
After her husband knew of her setback, she said that he angrily teared up the bank passbook and said he wanted to divorce.
She further blamed herself on the show: “That’s why I said I was as stupid as a pig.”