Veronica’s legal letter elevated the plagiarism incident to a new level. The official statement from the Starlight Jewelry Competition announced that Violet would be permanently blacklisted from the competition. However, there was still no response from the Century Jewelry Competition.
Shortly after Veronica’s legal letter was sent, Russell called Violet. She answered the call, still expressionless, and recorded the conversation. “Violet, what the hell were you thinking? Who gave you the right to enter the competition with that design draft?” Russell’s anger was evident in his voice.
Violet had no expectations for this person. She had to admit that she
once loved him, but at the same time, she knew that he was not the man she used to know anymore. Now, she detested him to the core. She replied in a calm voice, “Why am I not allowed to use the design draft I created?”
Russell was furious as he exclaimed, “But you didn’t say you were going to use it for the competition!”
Violet’s eyes flickered. She said, “I remember I never promised to give the design draft to Veronica. Besides, it’s my design draft, not hers. I have the right to use my own design draft, right?”
Hearing this, Russell’s tone softened a little. “Violet, listen to me.
Veronica’s value is much more important to Oceanen Jewelry than yours. You will ruin the entire Oceanen Jewelry if you do that!”
Violet coldly laughed. “She is very important to Oceanen Jewelry, huh?” she teased inwardly. “I guess you’re saying that she is very important to you.”
Russell continued pleading, “Listen, let’s hold a press conference later. Admit to the plagiarism, and I’ll make Veronica drop the lawsuit. After all, you’re going to be a full-time wife in the future, so it won’t affect you!”
Violet couldn’t imagine there was such a shameless person on this planet, “Russell, if I admit to the plagiarism, I’ll be blacklisted from all the competitions. How can you say something like that?”
Russell grew anxious as he retorted, “Even if you’re blacklisted, it’s still better than Veronica being blacklisted. You have no idea how much more valuable she is than you! Let me tell you something. If you still want to be with me, listen to me and admit to plagiarizing Veronica’s work at the
Violet’s eyes flickered as she replied, “Fine, I’ll come to the company.”
Russell finally breathed a sigh of relief. “The press conference is at ten o’clock. Don’t be late, Violet. I’m doing this for our future. You need to understand.”
Violet didn’t want to listen to his disgusting words anymore and said in a natural tone, “I’ll be there on time.”
Then, she hung up the phone.
Five minutes before the press conference, a post with pictures, evidence, and videos quietly appeared online.
In the CEO’s office of Foreverie Jewelry, the assistant looked at the CEO and said, “Mr. Hersey, Mrs. Hersey has posted something!”
Patrick stood up and said, “It’s one minute before the press conference. Help her increase the traffic and maintain it as long as possible! I’ll go out for a minute!”
After Patrick said that, he grabbed his coat from the couch and left.
Before the press conference, Russell once again emphasized to Violet backstage, “Do you know what you should say later?”
Violet nodded calmly. “I know.”
Russell reached out to hug Violet, but she avoided him.
Russell sighed helplessly. “I know you’ve been wronged this time. I’m sorry. But don’t worry, it won’t happen again in the future!”
Violet remained silent.
At exactly 10 o’clock in the morning, the press conference began. Violet once again faced a barrage of questions from the reporters.
The first reporter in the front row asked sharply, “Miss Violet, regarding the plagiarism of Miss Veronica’s design draft, how do you plan to apologize?”
Violet sneered. “So, you’ve already concluded that I plagiarized Veronica’s design?”
The reporter was taken aback by Violet’s response and then said bluntly, “Isn’t it obvious? Based on Veronica’s level, if she plagiarized you,
wouldn’t that be ridiculous?”
Violet’s eyes flickered as she calmly answered, “What if she plagiarized
Russell’s face turned dark, and he whispered, “Violet, what are you trying to do?”
Violet ignored him.
The reporter in the front row made a bold statement, saying, “If Veronica plagiarized you, I’ll eat ten pounds of excrement! What would you say?” The reporters present burst into laughter.
Violet didn’t think much of it and responded, “Well, then you better prepare yourself for that!”
After Violet finished speaking, she glanced at her phone and realized that her post had quickly gone viral, even faster than she had imagined. Its traffic increased like a soaring rocket.
Violet’s eyes flickered, and she instantly understood what had happened. She guessed that Patrick had taken pity on her and helped her out. She lifted her head and looked at the reporters with a smile, saying, “Now, I hope everyone will take a look at the post that is trending number one on Twitter. After reading it, please feel free to ask your questions!”