Planet China

Ladies man

Propped up in his hospital bed after a nasty car accident last month, a man surnamed Yuan from Hunan province must have wanted visiting hours to be suspended indefinitely.

That’s because he was playing host to a gaggle of girlfriends, all unaware of the existence of their love rivals.

According to media reports, at least 27 women have turned up to see Yuan, some of whom had even given birth to his children. “I was really worried when I heard that he was in hospital,” Xiao Li, one of the girlfriends, told Hunan Satellie Television. “But when I started seeing more and more beautiful girls show up, I couldn’t cry any more.”

She has even set up a ‘girlfriend group’ on WeChat so that the women can establish the full extent of his trickery.

Yuan had even convinced a number of the women to give him financial support, with one lady said to have been handing over most of her salary to him for nine years.

The disgruntled girlfriends then went to Changsha police to accuse Yuan of fraud. But while some netizens have fumed at his behaviour, others seemed rather dazzled by his duplicity. “A liar always acts perfectly,” one noted. “The only thing he paid them were compliments, which are all that women wanting a perfect life will need. So as a consequence, they were cheated on.”

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