The person who made the mistake didn’t come forward to clarify and apologize, but Xandra, a victim, spoke up instead. That alone was enough to intensify everyone’s anger toward Christina to another level.
Xandra’s eyes were red. It looked as if she had just cried. “I don’t know how that video got leaked. It should have been my private matter. I want to apologize to everyone here for taking up public resources. Thank you to the fans who care about me and stand up for me. My relationship with Nathaniel has always been good. It’s just because we’ve been too busy with work that it gave Christina a chance to take advantage.”
Every word she spoke was filled with a victim’s vulnerability and helplessness.
Inside the live broadcast room, it was packed with people in no time. Everyone was cursing Christina and sympathizing with Xandra.
That’s right. Everyone’s reaction is exactly what I want. I’m going to make Christina disappear completely.
Once she becomes a woman with a tarnished reputation, Nathaniel won’t allow her to stay by his side.
When the time comes, it will be the perfect opportunity for me!
When that happens, it doesn’t matter who is right or wrong anymore; what matters is the popularity of this
Behind the constantly rising popularity lay a terrifying amount of traffic, which could bring considerable influence to the parties involved in just one hour.
Hence, every question was meant to spark the next trending topic.
Only that way could there be a constant influx of new traffic.
The door suddenly swung open with a loud bang, drawing the attention of everyone in the room.
Christina and Nathaniel appeared together at the press conference.
Upon seeing the person involved, all the reporters swarmed toward the duo, only to be stopped by the bodyguards behind Nathaniel.
“Excuse me, Ms. Christina, how would you explain the accusations from Xandra that you seduced her fiancé?”
“Ms. Christina, the company you work for also belongs to Mr. Hadley. Is your frequent promotion within the company related to your relationship?”
“Ms. Christina, shouldn’t you apologize for hitting Ms. Xandra?”
Christina replied calmly, “I won’t apologize for hitting Xandra!”
Isn’t this attitude outrageous?
In the midst of everyone’s astonished gazes, Christina continued to say, “Not only will I not apologize, but she should apologize to me!”
The reporter’s expression gradually turned disdainful. “Ms. Steele, would you say that you’re taking advantage of your position to bully others?”
Christina scoffed, her fair face showing no traces of warmth. “If you think I’m bullying others with my power, please look at the truth on the big screen!”
A video appeared on the panoramic screen.
In the video, the same two people were in the same setting, but the content of their conversation was completely different!
“Give Patty back to me!”
“Your cat is already dead!”
“Why did you kill Patty?”
“A stinky wild cat is just as annoying as you…”
Everyone inhaled a deep breath, and the venue fell silent, not a sound to be heard.
At that moment, silence was louder than words. The longer the silence lasted, the more shocking the event proved to be!
Just like the sudden surge of Cayburn River, it caught everyone off guard!
Xandra was dumbfounded. She did not expect Christina to be so capable of digging up the original video.
“No, listen to me. This video is fake!”
Some time ago, there were people claiming Xandra’s video to be fake, but no one believed that. It wasn’t until this very moment that the original video surfaced.
The truth was presented right before their eyes.
To everyone’s surprise, Xandra was actually caught abusing a cat!
She was known for being consistently voted as the most approachable actress, and she had been representing the Animal Protection Society for years, urging everyone to love and care for cats and dogs!
Behind the facade of being approachable and friendly lay her ugliness.
This was simply unacceptable to the crowd!
Suddenly, the internet went into a frenzy with people posting about how they wanted to stop being her fan.
A netizen commented: Xandra actually killed the kitten. At this moment, her smile seems terrifying!
Someone else posted: She has deceived everyone. This kind of idol is really the sc*m of the entertainment industry!
Another netizen responded: Christina was wrongly accused. If it weren’t for the original video, how long would everyone be deceived by Xandra?
More brutal comments appeared after another, seemingly wanting to drown Xandra’s live broadcast comment section.
As Xandra was still on the stage, the color drained from her face, and her legs felt as if they were filled with cement, about to fuse with the ground.
She kept shouting at the cameras, “Listen to my explanation…”
However, who would believe her words again?
It was like the boy who cried wolf; the trust was gone once a lie was exposed.
Christina walked up to her, a glint of darkness flickering in her eyes. “Xandra, do you remember what I said?
Your karma will catch up to you.”
Xandra gritted her teeth. “Christina, are you doing this on purpose, trying to ruin my reputation? You have such a vicious heart!”
After all this commotion, she now faced the risk of being blacklisted. The more accusations she hurled at Christina back then, the more horrible stuff was heading toward her way now.
Christina seemed to have heard the funniest joke in the world. “This whole commotion is obviously your doing, so how can you blame me? It’s you who put your face in my hands to be slapped!”
“You…” Xandra wanted to curse, but Iris grabbed her and pulled her backstage.
The farce finally came to an end. The reason Christina had been enduring malicious attacks from people online all this while was that she was patiently waiting for this moment.
I finally kicked Xandra off the cliff while she was all high and mighty. This is my revenge and redemption for Patty!
Reporters surrounded Christina, and there was still a difficult question that remained unclear. “Excuse me, Ms. Steele, is it true that you are with Mr. Hadley, who’s actually the former fiancé of Ms. Sullivan, and that’s why she slandered you?”
Christina narrowed her eyes slightly, determined not to let the reporters find a loophole in this issue to find an excuse on behalf of Xandra.
“Christina is my woman!”
Just as she was about to speak, Nathaniel walked over.
The towering figure exuded a cold aura, and the dark pupils beneath his thick eyebrows reflected a hawk–like glint, instilling fear in others.
Nathaniel stood in front of the reporters, pulling Christina into his embrace protectively. “I have never been Xandra’s fiancé. She made that up herself, and I have never acknowledged it publicly. However, please feel free to take as many photos as you’d like at this moment.”
Nathaniel’s words only served to admit his relationship with Christina in public.
It was well known that Nathaniel rarely appeared in public, so it was a rare opportunity to see him in person.
When a situation involved a handsome man and a beautiful woman, no matter how one looked at them, the couple would be very pleasing to the eye. Just by simply uploading a casual photo of them would attract a lot of attention.
The camera continuously snapped photos of the duo as Christina and Nathaniel appeared together in public for the first time. Christina’s face showed a hint of unease.
Nathaniel tilted his head slightly and whispered softly into her ear, “Don’t be afraid. I’m here for you.”
Suddenly, Christina’s palm was grabbed by Nathaniel, enveloped in his warm hand. The heat that emanated from it made her feel much more relaxed.
At that moment, even standing on the edge of a cliff wouldn’t feel scary to her.
Meanwhile, the still–open large screen emitted a piercing sound.
“I can’t believe how dumb this is! Why did the original video get leaked? Did you betray me and hand the video
. to Christina?”