TAIPEI (TVBS News) — President Tsai Ying-wen declined on Wednesday (June 28) to comment on the Presidential Office spokeswoman's alleged affair with a married man. The president accepted Kolas Yotaka's resignation earlier that day amid media speculation on the nature of her relationship with her former bodyguard.
According to reports, Yotaka is involved in a romantic relationship with a former police officer surnamed Li, who served as her security during the 2022 local elections when she ran for the position of Hualien County's magistrate.
Li's wife reportedly obtained chat records between Yotaka and her husband, which she used to expose the alleged affair. As a result, she is now suing the former Taiwanese official for millions.
In response to these developments, Yotaka tendered her resignation from her position and cleared her Facebook account, leaving only one post in which she denied the allegations and refuted any claims of an intimate relationship with the man.
"I was not aware of the person's marital status," Yotaka wrote. "I have had no contact with Mr. Li. I would like to extend my apologies to all parties involved and their families. The truth will ultimately be revealed."
Li also took to Facebook to emphasize that Yotaka had only offered support during these difficult times. He explained that due to his unhappy marital life, he refrained from disclosing his marital status to Yotaka.
"I apologize to my family for the many years of unhappiness in our marriage, which has resulted in hurting so many people," Li wrote in his post. He also denied any claims of an intimate relationship.