Popular Hong Kong filmmaker and actor Eric Tsang have spoken on allegations in recent media reports that he sexually assaulted a local actress. Tsang has denied the accusations and said he will fully cooperate with any investigation about the case.
Tsang addressed the controversy for the first time in a press conference held in Tsim Sha Tsui on Wednesday afternoon. Tsang asserted that the recent”’unfounded reports” against him were “ a very serious accusation” which had affected his personal reputation. He denied the online reports claiming he had assaulted a former actress with the surname Lau and described such as “complete fabrications.”’
The film director and actor said: “I will be cooperative with investigations in all forms and resolutely safeguard my personal reputation with legal means.”
Tsang also shared that he is already taking legal action against famous model Grace Han who also hurled accusations against him on China’s Twitter-like Sina Weibo.
Tsang said that in the past he preferred to ignore allegations and controversies but has since conceded that silence is not the best approach in this digital age. Tsang explained: “This case let me understand fully that if you just tolerate those rumor-makers and spreaders and do not make them pay for it, internet violence will worsen and the truth will be more difficult to unearth.”
He also said that rumors can leave life-long “damage” to the people concerned.
Tsang did not take questions during the press conference, and also said it would be the last time he’ll be speaking on the matter citing “legal concerns.” Those representing him also warned the public that “republishing libelous remarks about Tsang might constitute a crime.”
Meanwhile, Grace Han was known as the “Chinese grandmother of modeling” said she is not afraid or moved by Tsang’s statements and warnings. Han said on Sona Weibo that she isn’t worried about a possible lawsuit against her. She posted: “Suing an old lady? I’m here sitting and waiting!”