Louis Vuitton-toting nun apologizes

Sistery Sherry, a Chumphon nun known for her charitable works and bling-bling lifestyle, held a press conference surrounded by her disciples yesterday to explain photos showing her penchant for material excesses.

Sister Sherry resurfaced yesterday to hold a press conference after coming under heavy criticism last week for photos which showed her driving a 6-million-baht Porsche and toting several brand-name bags, as nuns are expected to maintain lives of austerity.

“I insist I never take the temple’s money for personal use such as buying expensive purses.” Sister Sherry read from a prepared statement. “The purses were given to me by my disciples who respect me. I’d like to apologize to you for acting inappropriately as seen in the news, but I insist I never intended to hurt Buddhism.”

Sister Sherry held the news conference at the Kanchanaburi province home of a follower.

“From now on, I will be careful and will not repeat the incident,” she added.

Woradech Karnjana-anotai, a follower of the nun, said Sister Sherry was forced to drive the loaner Porsche that day photos were taken to deposit temple money because the temple’s regular driver was not available.

The Porsche belongs to Naulwirach Kruabua, who stayed at the temple for a seven-day meditation program offered by Sister Sherry.

Nualwirach added she respects Sister Sherry and believed loaning her the car would bring her luck and merit.

Meanwhile, the abbot of Tam Kwan Maung temple where Sister Sherry manages their meditation program, said they support Sister Sherry’s statement, Spring News and ThairathTV reported.

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Louis Vuitton-toting nun under investigation

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