Chapter 232 Bad News
Mrs. Smith’s face turned pale in an instant. She clenched her fists so tight that her sharp fingernails dug into her palms.
She struggled to hold back her tears and said with a sneer, “That’s right. I’m just an outsider. No matter how much I devote myself to this family, you won’t take what I say seriously!”
Louis tugged at her sleeve with a frown. “Mom, stop…”
Mrs. Smith shook off his hand and glanced at him coldly before she said with a snort, “Let me finish.”
Since she married into the Smith family, the old man had never said a word to her in a pleasant manner. He would reprimand her at any time without taking her dignity into consideration.
After all, she had given birth to the children of the Smith family. Even if she did not make any contributions, she deserved to be respected.
However, it turned out that the old man only took her as an outsider!
This was ridiculous!
Before Mrs. Smith could speak, Mr. Smith rushed into the room. “Bad news! Something big happened!”
“What happened? Why are you in such a panic?”
Old Mr. Smith hated it the most when his son panicked every time something
Otherwise, he would not have passed his son and handed the company to his grandson, Louis.
When meeting Old Mr. Smith’s displeased gaze, Mr. Smith managed to calm himself down. He swallowed hard and explained, “Rachel just posted a statement online, saying that the photos that went viral on the Internet were fake. Adrian Johnson, the lawyer she hired also personally filed a lawsuit against those who spread rumors!”
“What?” Old Mr. Smith stood up and looked at him in disbelief. “Did you just say ‘Adrian Johnson‘?”
Adrian was a well–known lawyer who had never lost a case.
Not only was he one of the top 10 lawyers in the world, but he was also the
second son of the Johnson family.
He was proud and picky, and would not defend anyone simply for money.
The Smith family wanted to hire him as a consultant at its peak but was mercilessly rejected.
Now, he was personally defending a nobody like Rachel?
If what had happened before was a coincidence, how could this be explained
Though he knew it was a little ridiculous, Old Mr. Smith’s suspicion about Rachel’s identity was getting stronger.
Panic flickered in his eyes as he fell onto the sofa with a heavy heart.
“Could it be that Rachel really is a Johnson?” he wondered.
Unlike Old Mr. Smith, what Mrs. Smith was worried about was that Jane might be punished because of the incident.
She grabbed her husband’s hand and asked nervously, “Have they found out who did it?”
“I haven’t heard anything yet.” Mr. Smith shook his head.
Hearing that, Mrs. Smith calmed down a little.
At this moment, Louis‘ phone suddenly rang. It was his assistant.
“Mr. Smith, bad news! Miss Grey exposed the recording of the conversation between you two!”
“What recording?” Louis frowned.
The assistant said, “You contacted Miss Grey in private today. She recorded your conversation. Now, this incident has become a trending topic online…”
Before he could finish speaking, Louis suddenly disconnected the call.
As soon as he opened Twitter, he saw an article titled “Recording! Exposing the scumbag from the despicable Smith family in Seaxas!” on the trending
The recording exposed Louis‘ dirty laundry. From the conversation between him and Rachel, the netizens could tell that the so–called erotic photos of Rachel were just a way for the Smith family to divert attention.
The most serious problem was that everyone knew what Jane had done!
Louis‘ pupils constricted, and his eyes were filled with panic.
“What’s wrong?” Mrs. Smith was the first to notice that something was not right with him.
Louis raised his eyes and said angrily, gritting his teeth, “Rachel secretly recorded our conversation and posted it online. Now, the netizens are all condemning the Smith family. They want Jane to pay the price.”