Chapter 297 Happy With My Gift?
“I don’t know what you mean.”
Victor sneered, “The Best Actress is your sister and your company’s artist. I’m sure you’re smug about it. This award should have been ours.”
“How are you so sure?” Maia smiled and asked.
“Scarlett’s end–of–the–year results were better than Hope’s. Furthermore, her viewership was almost the same as Hope’s. Judging from all the facts, it should’ve been Scarlett’s. Besides, Hope had been a nominee for a few years, so why win now?
Ms. Maia, you should stop pretending. This event’s main organizer is HL Corporation. Mr. Cedric had publicly shown that he wanted to get back with you. You got this award by sleeping with him.
“He would give you anything if you slept with him a few more times. I’m sure that’s how you’ve managed to make your company such a success, too, right?”
Victor’s words were revolting. It was no surprise that such unsightly conduct had been transpiring in his company. Fortunately, his disgusting acts in the industry would all be ending tonight!
Maia was relieved that she had made the wise choice of getting rid of him and purchasing the rights to Mykonos Studios. She would not allow someone like him to continue to exist in the industry.
“I’m shocked that you’d think so highly of me. Starlight Entertainment is known for being fair. Scarlett’s year–end results were better, but I’m sure you know how much money you’ve spent on tweaking them.
“Furthermore, Mr. Cedric wouldn’t stoop so low as he has an admirable character, unlike some who only take advantage of the weak and innocent. Wouldn’t you agree?”
Every word she said was powerful, and it made Victor shut up. His hands, which were on his lap, were balled up into fists as he looked at her with hatred.
Maia added, “This seat is not yours. The Horizon Award places the utmost importance on
order. You should leave. It’s rude to claim a seat that’s not rightfully yours.”
‘Are you sure you want to be enemies?”
“That’s not the right way to put it. I’m not your enemy because you’re unworthy.” Maia said sharply.
Victor could only glare at her, too angry to respond. Moreover, there were others around them, including security personnel. He knew that it was not the right place to do anything
Victor could only stand up and walk back to his seat in defeat. As he was on his performance ended on stage.
When the emcees started to gather to give their closing comments, the hall suddenly fell back
A video was played on the massive screen on stage. The main characters‘ faces had mosaic
filters over them.
“Mr. Victor, will you give me the second female lead role in that movie?”
“Of course, but you’ll have to show me what you’ve got tonight!” Victor replied.
The audience knew who the male was as his voice and face outline were exactly like Victor’s.
The female actress in the video was doing something unspeakable to the man. Even with the censoring, what they were up to was obvious.
When the video showed Victor’s face clearly, the live broadcast of the award show suddenly gained many new viewers. News about him taking advantage of his company’s artists was again brought up, and netizens were all discussing it.
Victor could feel all eyes on him. They looked at him like he was some filth, as they could not hide the disgust in their eyes. He knew that this was the end of him!
Seconds later, the video showed footage of him taking advantage of an unconscious female
“M–My goodness, isn’t she one of the members of a popular girl group?”
“You’re right! She’s also one of the faces of that girl group!”
“No wonder that girl group suddenly disappeared. Rumors had it that one of their members had committed suicide. I’ve worked with her once, and it was such a shame that this happened.”
“Victor Terrence is vile. It looks like he had been exploiting his artists for a while.”
“It is always those that look good on the outside that are rotten to the core. I thought those news stories were just groundless rumors.”
“I feel so sad for those girls. Victor Terrence is garbage!”
The audience was shocked at the video footage as they continued to discuss him. This was the first time something this controversial happened at a major award ceremony. Moreover, the video footage was evidence of Victor’s crimes!
“What’s going on here? Hurry and stop the video!” Victor yelled at the backstage crew.
To his dismay, no one cared about him. It was as if this was all planned. They were ignoring him as the video footage continued to play out.
It finally dawned on Victor that this was a setup. He turned to Maia and looked at her with hatred.
Maia smiled coldly at him and mouthed, “Are you happy with my gift?”
The next scene on the screen shocked everyone in the hall.