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Him Law, Matthew Ko, and Benjamin Yuen Rumored as Victims of Nude Photo Court Case

By on May 16, 2012

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A sexual harassment case involving three male actors was heard before the Hong Kong court yesterday. Defendant, 62-year-old wealthy businessman, Lau Ding Sing (劉定成), was accused of coercing three male actors into taking fully nude photos. Next Magazine reported that Him Law (羅仲謙), Matthew Ko (高鈞賢), and Benjamin Yuen (袁偉豪) were rumored to have appeared in the nude photo scandal.

The Hong Kong Police Department found more than 60,000 nude male photos in defendant, Mr. Lau’s possession. The subjects featured in the photos included police officers as well as actors, who appeared fully nude and in thongs! The scandalous photos were taken between 2003 to 2007.

Male Actors Coaxed to Strip

Four men–of which three were actors–will testify in court on the condition of public anonymity against defendant, Lau Ding Sing. The second defendant in the sexual harassment case was 26-year-old actor, Lo Yan Kit (盧昕傑), who was being sued for threatening to post nude photos of the actor(s) on a gay website.

Victim, “Mr. B” Testifies in Court

In the court hearing held yesterday, an actor known as “Mr. B” stated that he met defendant, Lau Ding Sing, in July 2005. Mr. Lau owned an apparel business and asked Mr. B to partake in a photo shoot in an apartment located in the Happy Valley district.

As the photo shoot progressed, Mr. Lau coaxed Mr. B to eventually remove his clothes, leaving him in his underwear briefs. Coming into close intimate contact with Mr. B, Mr. Lau finally persuaded Mr. B to strip fully nude before the camera.

Mr. B testified that Mr. Lau promised to introduce him into the entertainment industry, thus Mr. B agreed to take the nude photos. However, the defendant’s lawyer pointed out that Mr. B’s wild poses in the nude photos suggested that he was a willing participant. Mr. B countered that he was only following Mr. Lau’s directions in posing as instructed.

Furthermore, second defendant and actor, Lo Yan Kit, apparently came across the set of nude actor photos. Allegations were filed against Mr. Lo in threatening the male actor(s) to post the nude photos on a gay web site in August 2008.

The other two male actors involved in the nude photo harassment case, “Mr. A” and “Mr. C” will also be testifying in court.

Him Law Denies Taking Nude Photos

Among the three male actors involved in the nude photo harassment case, Him Law was quickly rumored to be one of the victims. Perhaps due to his frequent onscreen skin exposure, Him was linked to the nude photo case. While filming TVB drama, Mother to Mother <巴不得媽媽> yesterday, Him stated clearly that he never took fully nude photos for professional advancement.

Him said helplessly, “When no knows who you are, you yearn for news. When people know who you are, then there is no choice in choosing the type of news to be featured in!” He emphasized that he only earned money through upright means.

Matthew Ko Nursing Tendon Rupture

Matthew Ko was currently taking a 3-month vacation from TVB due to an achilles tendon rupture. Currently wearing a leg brace for support, Matthew was resting at home. He has made no public comment to-date regarding being rumored as one of the subjects in Lau Ding Sing’s nude photo court case.

Benjamin Yuen Busy Working

Earlier this week, Benjamin Yuen wrapped up his scenes for the concluding episodes of TVB sitcom, Till Love Do Us Lie <結,分@謊情式>. Similiar to Matthew Ko, Benjamin Yuen has not made any public comments regarding the nude photo scandal taking Hong Kong by storm.

Source: Sina.com.cn, Kuangai TVB.com Weibo site, people.com

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Jayne: Everyone will now speculate who “Mr. A, B, and C” are.

We do not hear often about such sexual harassment cases brought before court. And even less likely that the 3 male actors all agreed to testify in court. Such matters are usually kept hush-hush, even if the actors/ actresses agree to strip in order to achieve greater fame. 

Actresses and models experience such coerced situations much more frequently. Photographers are usually very skilled in seducing women to take increasingly revealing photos during a photo session. Maybe they even serve alcohol at these photo shoots, to make the subjects less inhibited. There are less rigid work rules inside the entertainment industry, especially when everyone is eager for fame.

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  • Readers' Comments (20)

    1. Funn Lim says:

      I wish I can see those photos! Ahhh the price of wanting fame. Being taken advantage, etc.

      • Jayne says:

        Funn,
        The skimpy briefs of Mr. Hong Kong competition do not leave much left for the imagination. Two of the rumored “victims,” Matthew Ko and Benjamin Yuen revealed much of their torsos in the competitions.

        And Him Law doesn’t cover up much. The common complaint seems to be that he doesn’t wear enough clothes.

        • Funn Lim says:

          Ha ha like Mark Walhberg who is said to be allergic to shirts?!

          Yes I remember Mr HK and that water everywhere and then wet and doing push ups and then I remember the 3 Gods spoofing them and all the good images gone. But these pictures seem to indicate full frontal nudity?

        • Jayne says:

          Funn,
          “Ha ha like Mark Walhberg who is said to be allergic to shirts?!”

          Maybe Mark can try wearing 100% organic cotton shirts?

        • Jayne says:

          Funn,
          Yes these photos that defendant, Mr. Lau, took involved full nudity. Since they are now evidence in a court case, the public will never see these photos.

          As you mentioned, the spraying water jets in Mr. HK already revealed much lah. You can pretty much imagine the rest.

        • Funn Lim says:

          Can’t imagine! Anyway never say public can’t see even if evidence. The power of internet and the perpetuity factor. But I suppose we shall never know. Chinese stars not so much those expose or nude pictures like those westerners.

        • Jayne says:

          Funn,
          If any of such 60,000+ nude photos (earmarked as evidence in the court case), wouldn’t it be considered to be violation of sworn privacy of the legal system? Would there be criminal ramifications?

          We do not even firmly know who “Mr. A, B, or C” are, so forget about ever wishing that their nude photos surface online….

        • Vivien says:

          Mr HK is a platform for Benjamin and MK to get known fast and get started just like all the MHKs LOL. We’ve seen how Venjamin especially showed his great acting potential in THC and TLDUL.

    2. Applelim says:

      If these three are involved and a big if… do these people never learn from others’ mistakes, whether under alcohol influence or not. Personally if they are being named, there must be some truth in this news.

    3. Addy says:

      I’m sure a lot of ppl learned from the EDC photo scandal, so I don’t think Him Law is lying. As for Matthew, he was already being semi-promoted by TVB since winning Mr. HK, I don’t find him likely either. IDK about Benjamin though.

    4. Hannahh says:

      OMG seriously! I hope this is not true about Him, Matthew and Ben.

    5. Vivien says:

      I hope it’s not them! OMG the things ppl do for quick fame! The old man is pervert!

    6. Kidd says:

      Ok, why is this case sexual harassment when all parties agree to taking the photos? Mr.B agreed to taking the pictures when Mr.Lau promised to introduce him into entertainment industry. So, it means the photos were taken with his full consent.

      • Jayne says:

        Kidd,
        But there be coercion involved. There is a reward for doing something (taking off clothes) that the person normally would not agree to.

        Similar to intern sleeping with boss in order to gain promised promotion. Without such a promise, the intern would not agree to do so.

        It is consent based on the person with greater power (money, influence, title) making the person submit to the wishes.

        Also Mr. Lau was accused of coming in close intimate contact with Mr. during the photo shoot. So maybe the bodily contact is also considered to be sexual harassment?

        Anyhow, these situations are difficult to judge without the full details/ testimony. The situational factors are very important. Just the fact that Mr. Lau has a large library of explicit photos does not mean that he had harassed the subjects .

    7. kenonic says:

      Everything comes with a price tag. It is just a matter of how much you willing to pay for it.

    8. Grace says:

      Sorry those guys have thongs on or fully nude????
      LOL….. just need to know….lol….

      • josie says:

        Both! The old man has 60,000 photos so he probably separated them into different albums. Like the tamer pics can be for coffee table books while the full frontal ones are for his private library.

    9. NP says:

      Is this 62 year old wealthy businessman gay? Why would he want nude photos of actors? It would seem more logical if he wanted nude photos of actresses.

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