Things are getting rough for 'It' girl, Teresa Cheung Siu-wai. The former Mrs Kenny Bee and leading socialite has less than two weeks to pay her share of a $250 million debt. A High Court ruling handed down last week has left money-lending firm, Yu Tai Hing Company, free to pursue Cheung for the money. A spokesman for the company, Dennis Law, said: '[After a six-month battle] the court has found that the loan is enforceable. This means we can use every legal means to get our money back ... We will use all possible legal recourse. We will pursue this to the end.' In a story that has come to personify Hong Kong's own struggle with excess and recession, society beauty Cheung (below) and Bee, her then-husband, took out five loans totalling $154.5 million between April and September 1997. The money was used to play the then-booming property market. The couple is believed to have invested in five luxury apartments in Shouson Hill Road, Redhill Peninsula, Plantation Road, Repulse Bay Road and Convention Plaza. Their timing could not have been worse. The property market's collapse was followed by the collapse of the couple's marriage. In the past few years, Cheung has embarked on a variety of projects to make money, including newspaper columns, an interior decoration book and a boutique in the Galleria. The court ruling means Cheung has until the middle of the month to come up with a schedule for paying back her part of the loan that satisfies Yu Tai Hing Company. The total loan now stands closer to $254.6 million because of compound interest. Although the loan was taken out jointly with her former husband, Bee was not subject to the court order. 'Kenny Bee is co-operating with us,' said Law. 'We are satisfied with his performance and there are no legal proceedings against him.' Cheung was not available for comment yesterday.