Ambrose Hui

Ambrose Hui has denied any connection to the underworld in an emotional press conference on Monday, after recently being hauled up by the police for questioning on a shooting incident last October.

The Taiwan-based actor sounded agitated as he spoke. "I'm a victim. If I don't clear the air, how do I keep my head up from now on?"

The 33-year-old was accompanied by his lawyer and father, who flew in from the US. Ambrose, the star of dramas like Lavender and At Dolphin Bay, was born in Hong Kong but raised in the US.

On his birthday last October, gun-bearing triad members beat up a man at the nightclub where he was holding his party, and fired shots. Reports said the victim is the boyfriend of a girl Ambrose hit on at the nightspot, and claimed that he had summoned his triad friends to do the deed.

At the press conference, Ambrose denied the allegations and explained that he already left the nightspot before the incident.

"I did not instigate anything, hurt anyone or use guns. I'm not related to the underworld."

He then lost hold of himself and started thumping the table, "The media's speculations are too much. If I'm related to the triads, how could I just leave that night?"

He added he was "scared to death" when he took the same police car with the triad members.

As police investigations will go on for approximately the next four months, Ambrose lamented his career has plummeted to an all-time low.

Choking back tears, he said, "I don't know if I can still be an artiste, or if the Taiwanese audience can still accept me."