Chapter 510: Forced To Compromise
“What does this have to do with you?” Zhou Zhou helped Shen Nian up and raised the camera in his hand. He smiled coldly at her. “This is evidence that you’ve been abusing your assistant. Just wait until you get kicked out of the entertainment circle!”
“Let’s talk nicely.” Zhen Li was in so much pain that she could not move. Her waist had hit the edge of the bed, and she did not know if her bones were alright. She looked at Shen Nian. “Niannian, come and help me. It’s all my fault. I let you down.”
Shen Nian knew that she was pretending. How could she be mistaken? She had just been threatened and forced to compromise.
After all, as long as that video was released, she would not be able to survive in the entertainment circle anymore.
“Niannian.” Zhen Li called out to her softly, her eyes full of regret. “I know I was wrong. I was angry too. You’ll forgive me, right?”
She had heard from Sister Zhang that the ugly freak’s father was quite rich. He was a nouveau riche. Two years ago, he had discovered that the ugly freak was not his biological daughter. Back when his wife had married him, she had been pregnant with someone else’s child.
He had been made a cuckold for 20 years and had also raised an adulterer’s child for 20 years. He had gotten so angry that he had kicked the mother and daughter out of the house and had even threatened them that he would not provide them with any work.
The ugly freak’s mother had been diagnosed with cancer and had been in desperate need for money. Given her looks, even if she became the cheapest prostitute that got paid 10 yuan each time, no one would bat an eyelid at her. In the end, Sister Zhang had pitied her and taken her in.
When she had seen that she could endure hardships without venting her emotions, she had promoted her to an assistant. When she was in a good mood, she would be rewarded with two dollars. She was also grateful to her.
Shen Nian wanted to help her up, but Zhou Zhou grabbed her arm. The man looked at her angrily. “Aren’t you angry that she hit you like this? Don’t you care about your dignity?”
Shen Nian looked at him and nodded, her eyes full of bitterness.
She was that much of a slut!
People who had not experienced it would not know what it meant to be stumped by a seemingly trivial problem.
What was dignity? Could dignity be exchanged for money? Could it be exchanged for life-saving medicine for her mother? No!
Her mother did not have the money to treat her illness. It had been snowing late at night when they had been kicked out of the hospital.
While her mother had had no money to buy medicine and had been convulsing in pain on her bed, she had gone to find the man she had called her father for 20 years. She had knelt in front of him and begged him, her head bleeding from the kowtowing. She had begged him for help. When she had asked him for money, no one had come to help the two of them out of pity.
She had long known that there was no so-called savior in the world, nor were there so-called miracles. If one wanted to live, one could only rely on oneself. No matter how difficult it was, one could only rely on oneself.
She hated Zhen Li, but as long as she could earn money, it did not matter what she did to her. All she needed was money.
“Niannian, I promise I won’t do anything to you in the future. I’ll give you a raise and commission. In the future, I’ll definitely treat you well, and you’ll share my success.” Zhen Li knew her weakness. She needed money, and a lot of it, to treat her d*mn mother.
She definitely would not let a video of her beating someone spread. Otherwise, her life would be over! She would not be able to make a comeback.
If one said that she was scheming against Huo Ci, it would be possible to whitewash it. She could apologize, cry, or say that she had been possessed. After all, which female celebrity had not done such a thing? As time passed, everyone would forget about it.
However, if she hit someone, there would be no whitewashing. Once the law was involved—once this was exposed—she would be finished.