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Tycoon Offers £40m Dowry For Lesbian Daughter
A highly successful businessman from Hong Kong has offered a $65m (£40.2m) dowry to any man who can win the heart of his lesbian daughter.
Cecil Chao announced the financial reward after his daughter, Gigi, married her same-sex partner of seven years in France earlier this year, according to a report in the South China Morning Post.
"I don't mind whether he is rich or poor. The important thing is that he is generous and kind hearted," 76-year-old Mr Chao was quoted as saying.
"Gigi is a very good woman with both talents and looks. She is devoted to her parents, is generous and does volunteer work," he added.
The tycoon, who owns publicly-listed property developer Cheuk Nang, also insisted that the reports that 33-year-old Gigi had married abroad were "false".
Same-sex marriages are not recognised in Hong Kong, where homosexuality was only decriminalised in 1991.
Mr Chao is well known in Hong Kong's social circles and regularly appears at public events with his latest young girlfriend.
He reportedly once claimed to have had intimate relations with 10,000 women.
what do you think?
What a rat. Wonder how she's reacted to this. If it's true, that is.
My thoughts exactly Emma.
Ain't hard to figure out why she is a lesbian with a father like that.
He's allowed to do what he wants, can't he afford his daughter the same privilege.
Sorry, accidentally gave that a thumbs down. Keep doing that. I wouldn't mind knowing why the other negative votes have been cast though. Homophobics on this site perhaps? Or people who believe that children should obey their parents in all matters?
You cannot buy happiness sounds like he's ashamed of her to me
I'll marry her, split the money and both go our seperate ways happy but better off. That'll please daddy!