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TVB Focuses on Punishing Source of Leaked Jenny Lau Video?

By on September 12, 2012

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After two days of searching for the person who had filmed and leaked Jenny Lau’s (劉蔚萱) maltreatment by director, Cheung Wing Ho (張永豪), the “culprit” has finally been found! Reviewing security camera tapes, TVB spotted a production staff member who had filmed the incident on his cell phone on that fateful day.

The public and artist community were enraged after watching the video clip of director Cheung Wing Ho dropping a foul smelling bag over Jenny Lau’s head and subsequently shoving her forcibly against the wall on the set of Heart Road GPS <心路GPS>, making the newcomer collapse in distressed tears.

Jenny Lau and Cheung Wing Ho Both Safe

Cheung Wing Ho said that his method of teaching newcomers how to act was not a problem, but admitted to apologizing to Jenny Lau over the incident.

Yesterday, rumors surfaced that Jenny may be punished for being a suspected “whistle blower” and generating negative publicity for TVB. Heart Road GPS producer, Lee Yim Fong (李艷芳) assured that Jenny’s scenes will not be cut from the drama. Ms. Lee said, “It’s not a big deal,” while continuing to protect Cheung Wing Ho. “The public community has been scolding the director, but  they are doing so without knowing the entire story. It’s not fair to do so!”

Jenny Lau was spotted returning to work at TVB City yesterday. Visibly shaken by the media’s presence, she said, “Thank you for your concern,” before heading into the studio and refraining to comment further on the scandalous incident.

TVB Eager to Find “Culprit” That Leaked Video

TVB had considered filing a police report towards the source of the leaked video clip taken on the set of Heart Road GPS. Since the clip was taken in a rehearsal scene inside the filming studio, it may involve the theft of copyright issues. TVB finally decided not to magnify the scandalous situation and will not report the case to the authorities.

Yet, TVB did not undermine the gravity of the situation. TVB executive, Au Wai Lam (區偉林) , visited the set of Heart Road GPS. Halting the filming for two hours, Mr. Au met with the cast and crew, announcing that they have found the person that had leaked Jenny Lau’s video clip. The “culprit” is suspected to be one of the staff members on duty in the studio production control room on that day. In security camera tapes, the staff member was seen recording the clip with his cell phone during the rehearsal.

Mr. Au’s words apparently warned that TVB will have a zero tolerance policy towards future violators of  “theft of copyright.”

Source: Oriental Daily

Jayne: From the stance Catherine Tsang took in the press conference, it was obvious how the incident would conclude. The staff member who had leaked the video clip will be rebuked or worse yet, may be fired.

Jenny Lau still has her job, but her fate may be forever sealed.

It is similar to how certain companies handle employee complaint cases, such as sexual harassment. Some companies do not wish to foster a truly equal fair treatment of all employees and there would be eventual ramifications for the  “whistle blower” to be felt down the road.

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  • Readers' Comments (84)

    1. Veejay says:

      Nothing wrong with leaking out such vidoes if the allegation about the director mistreating Jenny is true.. Its a fact that the director has mistreated Jenny and more so the real punishment should be on the director not the culprit. Why blame it all on the culprit? Tsk tsk,,Catherine handled the case so insensitive and poorly.

    2. aptos says:

      Lee Yim Fong (李艷芳) assured that Jenny’s scenes will not be cut from the drama. Ms. Lee said, “It’s not a big deal,” while continuing to protect Cheung Wing Ho. “The public community has been scolding the director, but they are doing so without knowing the entire story. It’s not fair to do so!”

      Mr. Au’s words apparently warned that TVB will have a zero tolerance policy towards future violators of ”theft of copyright.”

      Wow, TVB tells the public that they do not have the entire story to scold the director TVB does not reveal what the rest of the story is because telling the public is “theft of copyright” material. Now TVB definitely has something to hide from the public and will the public pursue the “truth” from TVB or let TVB squash this incident?

      • Jayne says:

        Aptos,
        “Now TVB definitely has something to hide from the public and will the public pursue the “truth” from TVB or let TVB squash this incident?”

        If the Hong Kong public continues to watch TVB, then it is an indirect manner of supporting the company and current management direction. Unless the viewers are willing to stop watching their dramas and vocally let the company know the reason behind their decision in a collective boycott, the company will not feel a dent.

        Although the artist community has been vocal, not much will result from their negative feedback either.

        The only people to suffer negatively from this incident may be the “whistle blower” and Jenny Lau.

        • Sammie says:

          Jenny Lau is not suffering, she in instead enjoying all the “publicity” surrounding this issue. She is definitely on the rise. Not too long from now, she will one of the heavily promoted actresses in TVB and perhaps even starts to make movies and on her way to superstardom

      • Jenny says:

        The public’s pursuit of TvB by any means is useless and ineffective.

        Ottherwise, how could the woman *SS basher Him Law get away so easily unpunished????

        As a result Theresa Fu ended up with bad bruises all over her backside and almost ended her acting career in Hong Kong. How unfair it was to her!

    3. No Balls says:

      The culprit is let go and the
      whistle blower is blamed.

      Well typical of current global political affairs and TVB has adopted this practice.

      Netizens where are you guys say and do something

    4. sandcherry says:

      The person who posted the video clip will be in big trouble now. Mostly likely he will be fired.

      TVB is obviously protecting the director and punishing the production member. Nothing is mentioned about the wrong doing of the director. There is no way that a small production member can fight with big company no matter how justified that he is.

      • exoidus says:

        Yeah, he will be sacrificed to Lucifer very soon and the girl will share the same fate later.

        Well it sure doesn’t pay off playing a hero and im sure nobody wants to be a hero again after seeing the hero getting eaten alive by the ugly monster called TVB, hehe.

        • sandcherry says:

          Agree. That is why people in Hong Kong always hesitate to take this kind of action against big companies like TVB

        • sandcherry says:

          …… and big companies can always get away for doing bad things …….

        • exoidus says:

          Yeah, the ugly monster will continue to devour innocent ppl as the gods don’t want to interfere and the heroes are all dead.

          Only Justice League can stop this ugly monster from torturing and killing more innocent ppl, LOL

    5. lolweak says:

      hope the guy sues back! don’t think it can be copyright issues since that was not part of the filming the drama.

      • Jayne says:

        lolweak,
        “hope the guy sues back! don’t think it can be copyright issues since that was not part of the filming the drama.”

        The production staff member will likely be unable to afford a lawyer to represent his case should he get fired. It’s highly possible that worse (unfilmed) incidents have occurred in the past.

        Are there also labor laws regarding the maximum length of time on the job? If the artists are sleeping 2 hours per night, and the rest of the production staff presumably gets the same amount of rest when the cameras are rolling. It doesn’t appear as if one drama has multiple crews filming at the same time in different locations. It’s a safety hazard when the entire crew is worked beyond exertion.

        • llwy12 says:

          @Jayne: I highly doubt that any type of labor laws exist in HK…otherwise, TVB wouldn’t be able to get away with running a slave shop and treating their staff like dirt for so long.

          The film industry is a little better, but there are still labor issues like that in terms of artists working long hours and not getting compensated accordingly.

          I’ve actually experienced it myself where I’ve seen Chinese companies here in the U.S. who break every labor law there is with under the table dealings such as not paying their staff for overtime (more specifically having their staff ‘alter’ timecards to not reflect overtime) and pretty much putting the company’s profits over their employees’ well-being….alot of the older, more traditional companies especially operate that way.

      • josie says:

        Legally, tvb probably could claim copyright theft b/c it is video recorded off of a closed set and the guy sold that footage to the tabloid media. Tvb said they won’t report it to the police but they are making sure their staff knows of the consequences to leaking stories.

        • llwy12 says:

          Some legal experts are saying that it depends on whether the footage was actually of filming or not. Since the director claims that he was only ‘teaching’ the girl how to do the scene, that means the cameras weren’t rolling at that time and it’s not considered an actual scene from the series (in other words, that scene of the director shoving the girl is not going to appear in the series when it airs or when it comes out on DVD)…so if that’s the case, it will be harder to argue copyright infringement (harder, but not impossible).

          On the other hand, if the ‘leaked’ video were used in court, the director could very well get charged for abuse, since it’s very obvious that he had physically attacked her — plus he had admitted to doing so and even apologized. To me, THAT’s really the reason why TVB didn’t report the incident to the police (they just “threatened” to do so in order to scare the person who leaked the video)..

    6. Jenny says:

      No one of public can do any wreck of damages to all of Catherine’s cronies unless if the entire public unite together to boycott TVB’s series.

      • thewong says:

        That or if the public decides to go the other direction and just pirate the heck out of TVB’s intellectual property.

    7. crass says:

      Why does it matter who recorded it and released it??

      The true culprit is the pig Cheung Wing Ho! Own up you coward! Having women ,Catherine Tsang and Lee Yim Fong, defend you? How pitiful!

      • sandcherry says:

        I don’t think Lee Yim Fong could have done something different. Catherine Tsang is her big boss. How could she not listen to her big boss? Ha ha …..

        She doesn’t want to be fired or frozen by TVB!

    8. Jen says:

      I feel that TVB is focusing on the wrong thing. They should be saying that they have a zero tolerance policy against bullying instead of a zero tolerance policy against speaking the truth. Tsk Tsk shame on them!

      Honestly, is it worth it to retain a job at TVB at the expense of being ill treated. Young people these days really need to get their priorities right.

    9. Jen says:

      It just goes to show that any forms of misbehaving, corruption or wrongdoing might happen/have happened/ could go on because whistle blowers WILL BE PUNISHED.

      I don’t see how they can come up with any reasons for treating the poor girl as such.

    10. Suzevil says:

      It just gets worse and worse! TVB is such a joke. Felix Wong was right — TOTALLY VERY BAD, indeed!

      I believe that if a large chunk of the public would petition to TVB’s advertisers to threaten a boycott, then there is a chance of getting that coward director fired. However, I’m pretty sure this thing is going to die down and people will just go about watching TVB.

      After all, they only received 40 something complaints regarding the incident when it should actually be hundreds or thousands.

      • llwy12 says:

        Well, considering TVB is still raking in the dough (their profits continue to increase every year), nothing is going to happen…even if they were to receive 40,000 complaints, it still wouldn’t matter because it doesn’t impact their bottom line…besides, TVB has always viewed us audiences as ignorant fools anyway who are more than willing to lap up every piece of propaganda they put out without question or criticism…so why would they care?

        • Suzevil says:

          Yeah, I realize the complaints wouldn’t do anything. That’s why I suggested that people write to TVB’s sponsors to threaten boycotting the sponsors’ products. Sponsors pull out, TVB loses money, and then it’ll become a priority issue to them.

          Actually, I don’t even know if it works the same way in Hong Kong. That’s how it would be dealt with in America.

          Anyway, didn’t realize you were the writer behind LL’s Musings! I visit your blog quite regularly! =)

        • llwy12 says:

          @Suzevil: Nah, writing to the sponsors won’t help either — TVB is such an established powerhouse in HK that very few sponsors would be willing to give up a piece of that pie, especially over a ‘petty’ issue such as this one that probably happens every other day at TVB. When it comes to money, all morals go out the window — especially in Asian countries / territories where the rules are usually not as well-defined and enforced as here in the U.S.

          LOL..thanks for visiting my blog! :-)

      • llwy12 says:

        @Suzevil: Haha….Totally Very Bad indeed! Speaking of Felix Wong — at CTI’s 20th Anniversary party yesterday, he was asked about the situation and he said that he worked with that particular director before and had witnessed him yelling at Charmaine Sheh back when she was just a ‘newbie’…he wouldn’t disclose the details though. Another former TVB actress Catherine Chau revealed that she was actually verbally abused by that same director in the past — based on what she said, looks like the director not only has a problem controlling his temper, he also has an integrity problem as well!

        • Suzevil says:

          Can’t believe this director still has his job after all the revelations and the incident! Is Catherine Tsang really that powerful to keep him around?

          I really hope CTI’s productions will blow TVB out of the water.

    11. M says:

      “Ms. Lee said, “It’s not a big deal,” while continuing to protect Cheung Wing Ho. “The public community has been scolding the director, but they are doing so without knowing the entire story. It’s not fair to do so!” ..”

      what. WHAT THE SH*T?? Not a big deal??? Yeah, it is incidents like these that gets covered up and result to even worse scenarios like sexual abuse or what not. Coming from a FEMALE producer, to say something like that ‘it is not a big deal’ is extremely revolting and disgusting. Of course she may have had no choice to but to defend the director, but seriously…wtf.

    12. dd says:

      Am I the only one thinking that actors and actresses need to stop acting like a bunch of primadonnas? It’s film, you NEED to be out of your comfort zone.

      Sure, I don’t agree with the director touching her like that, but oh noes, a smelly bag with a frog in it. You’re getting paid good money to act, OK? Wow. Unreal. Just be glad you’re not cleaning toilets or like working in Maxims as a dishwasher or something.

      • what says:

        are u the directors relative? the girl got bashed into the wall. how is she acting like a primadonna?

      • M says:

        Getting paid ‘good money’ is when one becomes tvb’s first line actor-level (and even that may not be good money in comparison to other jobs that pay way more with less amount of stress and time, but of course with different jobs comes with different prices.)

        And cleaning the toilets may even have an equal pay to newcomers working at TVB. It’s not just a matter of overcoming phobias… getting shoved around like a piece of sh*t, yeah sure, artists’ need to be out of their comfort zone -.-”

      • Veejay says:

        She’s a newbie and maybe her acting skill isn’t so great like Tony leung or any veteran artists but that doesn’t mean the director can violenced her physically. Director should know he/she can’t expect much from a newbie.

      • llwy12 says:

        @dd: You must not know much about TVB…their pay is dirt cheap, even for first line siu sangs and fa dans. In fact, TVB has admitted several times in the past that their pay is way below that of market price.

        The first line artists who make a lot of money primarily do so because of outside events and appearances — if they had to rely on their TVB salaries to put food on the table, they would have starved to death already!

        If the first line artists aren’t paid much, a newbie is pretty much paid pennies…so basically, the ‘good money’ statement doesn’t apply to any artist who works for TVB.

        • Veejay says:

          I think dd is probably using Tony Leung or Stephen Chow as role model to make comparison with newbie Jenny?

      • dd says:

        So hold on, I’m getting the impression all of you are implying that being a toilet cleaner/Maxim’s dishwasher is better than being a TVB artiste.

        As I said, him putting his hands on her isn’t cool, but seeing her break down on her knees, sobbing like she just got raped , comeon, where was that energy? Could have used that while they were filming.

        >the girl got bashed into the wall.
        She got shoved lightly, OK. Let’s not let our imaginations run wild here. If he wanted to bash her into a wall, he would be able to do so.

        • Nathan says:

          How would you feel if your manager/supervisor ‘lightly’ shoved you into the wall? She may suck at acting, but bottom line is she shouldn’t be physically attacked. Is that really hard to comprehend?

        • Rey says:

          dd: What’s wrong with you?? Have you watched the clip?? If you think that´s ok to treat someone like that than someone really should put a bag over your head and push you against the wall to wake you up!

          Idiot!!

        • Kidd says:

          Note: not directed at dd.

          Just want to get this straight. The director shove the plastic bag on the girl’s head and push her because that what the scene required. Not because the director suddenly come and attack her because she act badly.

          Just want to make this clear because reading a lot of your comments, it seems like you all think the director punish the actress for her poor acting by shoving the bag on her and pushing her.

          I’m not condoning what the director did. I agree that the director should not let his frustration get over him and push the girl so roughly.

        • dd says:

          >I’m not condoning what the director did. I agree that the director should not let his frustration get over him and push the girl so roughly.

          Neither, but seriously, you people need to get a grip on reality. Sure, being a director doesn’t mean you can do whatever you want. But being an aspiring actress doesn’t mean you can breakdown on the ground like a princess if something doesn’t go your way. Total overreaction, 公主病的症状

      • dd says:

        >she’s a newbie
        I understand this, but she could have handled herself MUCH better.

        >pay is dirt-cheap
        When you first start. And even then, this is what you signed up for.

        • Nathan says:

          I’d like to see how you would handle yourself in this situation. Please do share.

        • dd says:

          As of right now, since I’m not under contract to TVB I would have taken the bag off my head, bunched my hands into fists and beat him like a government mule.

          But if I was under TVB contract, I’d have to suck it up and do the scene over again until the director’s satisfied. Because as an aspiring actor, I know I’m not royalty and no-one needs to pay me any dues, especially if the director/TVB gave me a chance to make a name for myself. I’m trash, but I can become much, much more, and crying on the ground in a heap and holding up production, forcing the make-up artists to work my make-up again, pissing people off and making a scene probably isn’t going to turn me into the next Francis Ng.

        • clamine says:

          I thought her crying was not from being shoved onto the wall by the director but part of her tv character ‘crying scene’ after being attacked by the debt collectors. But the scene was edited with the shove into a video to make it seem that way.

        • dd says:

          Who knows.

        • salamander says:

          If the video is edited and cut as TVB claimed, why don’t TVB just air the whole video that they claim showed different side of things to prove themselves?

          The director was clearly too rough with the pushing. Jenny was shown in pain in her shoulders after that.

        • M says:

          How would she have not handled it better????

          At least she did not go about following the media’s cameras and cry her eyes out in the hope for grabbing as much attention and sympathy as she possibly could.

          And yeah, being a newbie with little experience in the entertainment industry, crying when violently abused like that would be understandable and reasonably natural to do so. I dont see it as how she did not handle the situation well. Yes, please do share how YOU would handle the situation better if you were to be Jenny.

          And you just contradicted yourself..saying that tvb artists get paid ‘good money’ to then implying that you agree that the pay is dirt cheap…even if its dirt cheap when they start, first line tvb actors aren’t very far off from salary differences. It is the outside events that gets them the big bucks.

          And even if they signed up for the job and expected dirt cheap pay, they DO NOT SIGN UP FOR THIS VIOLENCE FROM DIRECTORS. It’s not like.. “Oh, signed up for XYZ series, might get shoved and pushed by XYZ director against a wall/door today! Oh well, I signed up for it!” No, you idiot, im sure no female artists would expect violence to come with the package of dirt cheap pay.

          And she got shoved lightly? Wow, if that was lightly, I wonder how you would depict violent abuse to be like.

        • salamander says:

          Other than that, there are many artistes who mention of the director’s past rough behaviour such as Charmaine, Yoyo, Chapman To

        • dd says:

          Do you know what the average salary is in HK? It’s not a lot despite HK being a financial hub. TVB artists get more than your “ah po” selling vegetables on the street, above min wage, and non-monetary benefits (I’m sure a clever person like you can guess what kind).

          >And even if they signed up for the job and expected dirt cheap pay, they DO NOT SIGN UP FOR THIS VIOLENCE FROM DIRECTORS
          Look, abuse of actors is well establish and well-documented. You really think 2 hours of sleep per night is great? Working hours upon hours with little breaks beneficial to your health? Hm? Vulgaria was filmed in a few weeks, you can bet the actors were worked like dogs. Does Chapman To and Ronald Cheng deserve to be pushed like this despite being veterans is reasonable? It’s not an easy job, and all she got was a small dose of reality…which came in the shape of a bag with a frog in it and a wall.

          >And she got shoved lightly? Wow, if that was lightly, I wonder how you would depict violent abuse to be like.
          So wait, are you implying that that shove was a form of “violent abuse”? Are your bones made of glass or something? Do you call an ambulance if you cut yourself shaving. Give me a break.

          READ: I don’t condone violence against women. I also don’t condone overreactions like how she acted, and what you people are doing right now. You’re attacking my character for speaking my mind, now that, my friends, is “unfair”.

        • SY says:

          Agree with DD that she could handled herself much better. If she was really so upset and crying and all, then she shouldn’t have returned to work. By returning to work she is indirectly telling TVB she was ok with the working condition. Yes the Director wasn’t right, but after so many takes and she still couldn’t get it right, one can be frustrated and irritated hence the sudden roughness. Don’t tell me you guys never got frustrated or irritated with a colleague who couldn’t understand what you asked her or him to do??

          So don’t just bashed the Director. By returning to work, Jenny also silently agreed that she can tolerates such an unacceptable treatment.

          Anyway, my personal thoughts only. No one has to agree.

    13. skinnymocha says:

      Yes, let’s find the “culprit” instead in order to gloss over the fact that TVB aren’t doing ANYTHING to punish Cheung Wing Ho.

    14. Christy says:

      Oh well. When the name “Jenny Lau” comes up, she’ll be forever remembered as the girl of this incident.

      To be honest, the audience and netizens will never forget an incident or scandal as such. But unless she does well, it might cover it

    15. lol says:

      And for some companies, when someone less favoured complain for harassment or violence from another managed artiste, the less favoured one was frozen and lost her career while the company do everything to cover up for the more favoured one. It’s basic unwritten rule.

      • salamander says:

        Do you mean Him and Theresa? Well Theresa was dumb enough not to report to police yet instead report to the company and media. Him has more fame and is well loved by TVB executives while Theresa’s career was failing. A company gotta choose profits. Theresa was harming their sole money maker and she becomes a liability that Filmko must get rid of.

        • skinnymocha says:

          This is what I don’t get though. Even if Theresa’s career is going down the drain, TVB has no obligations to help her out, because yes, she is less favoured. But on the other hand, they’re going all out in promoting Him! I don’t care whether people like ogling at his body, TVB should have let him fall. It’s all about the money though, isn’t it? I don’t mind Him’s acting, but there are other actors worthier of promotion.

        • apple says:

          On my opinion Him & Theresa are different case this couple could be a husband & wife fighting, Theresa might be throwing objects or fighting against him that we are not clear so i think that is why she wouldn’t want to report to police wheres Jenny lau is different she didn’t started a fight with the director but she got shoved roughly against the wall.

        • Terminator says:

          Legally, no, Him/Theresa’s case is far worse because he did strike her which convey the intention of hurting her. Domestic violence is treated just like any other assault.

          In this case, there is no evidence that the director had intended to hurt her. The clip only shows him blowing off steam.

    16. TVBFanatic says:

      The easiest way for TVB to make this disappear is thus:

      1) Talk to the person who released the video, and offer him a huge monetary package to leave TVB. In order to receive the large sum of money, you make him sign a ‘non-disclosure’ agreement which states that he cannot discuss the incident or TVB at all upon leaving. If he does so, TVB can rightfully sue for the money back.

      Greed will win out in the end.

    17. happybi says:

      Truly amazing…. blame the victim and the person who caught the incident instead of speaking to the person who caused the problem. TVB need better HR people or people who know what HR means!

    18. aptos says:

      TVB does hire the best “HR” people…they are called human rapists…

    19. Aiya says:

      Very funny. The director wasn’t teaching Jenny how to act. He was taking his frustration out.

      And we don’t need to know the whole story, since it’s nothing but excuses anyways. No excuse can warrant taking physical actions on anyone, at least without the consent of the person. Jenny was backsided by the director’s action and did not know he was going to do what he did. Like I said, that’s not teaching, that’s just taking his frustration out.

    20. Amy says:

      Ah well, the culprit of the maltreatment. Leaking the video, more like telling what’s behind TVB filming process. She is a human, who has parents like anyone. The director treats her like an animal.. Oh dear director, this is how u train the newbie?! Seriously, get a life.

    21. Tvb viewer says:

      “TVB Focuses on Punishing Source of Leaked Jenny Lau Video?”

      Why don’t they focus on improving their cheap productions instead?

      • Someone says:

        na nah na nah – TVB always produces super-quality products. “Three Kingdoms”, the visual effects I must say “perfect”.

        In the part where people try to escape through the bridge, the collapse of the bridge looks so f**king fake.

      • H says:

        LOL…and while they’re at it they should really find some more filming places because it seems in every ancient drama I watch, there is that same bridge!!!!!

    22. sure-lee says:

      I feel so bad for Jenny. It’s not even her fault, and now her future is affected. Cheung wing ho should be fired….

      • sandcherry says:

        You wished. Cheung Wing Ho was not even blamed by Catherine Tsang or TVB for his wrong-doing though he admitted himself that he was tired and a bit impatient during that scene.

    23. Monica says:

      It’s so unfair! Is it because she’s a newbie? I wonder what have happend instead if Jenny wasn’t a newbie, or this situation happend to a more popular actress, how will TVB handle this case then?

      • exoidus says:

        A coward will only attack beings perceived weaker.

        Imagine that director yelling at Liza Wong “you don’t belong here grandma go home already” Nah it ain’t going to happen, LOL

    24. vivien says:

      Check this out. The director, Jenny and other cast are on Cha Siu Yan programme explaining the case. There’s a video too.

      http://www.ihktv.com/scoop-rehearsals.html

      • vivien says:

        Do you all think TVB purposely force everyone to ‘save’ this director and made up the so called excuse?

        • vivien says:

          or do you guys think it’s just a rehearsal that went a bit overboard?

        • clamine says:

          Like I said before, the uploaded video is a montage of different scenes edited together to make it look like a case of abuse; CSY interview totally affirmed my view. To me Director Cheung did not intentionally hurt Jenny, from the CSY video Cheung was not even aware that his shove had hurt Jenny.

          To me it was a rehearsal that went slightly overboard. The shove was hard and had hurt Jenny but I don’t see it as vindictive in that Cheung deliberately took out his anger on Jenny. The segment was taken out of context and made to look worse that it actually was.

        • clamine says:

          Before there was she said, he said; now there is this video version said, that video version said. Reminds me of a book, “The Whole Truth” by David Baldacci, where perception can be easily manipulated as truth or falsehood per agenda through advanced technology.

        • Kidd says:

          @ vivien

          Yes, that’s what I’ve always thought. I’ve said this before. The director was acting out the scene and he use too much force. Not deliberate abuse.

        • clamine says:

          from the CSY video Cheung was not even aware that his shove had hurt Jenny , initially but when he did he apologized to her then.

        • Funn Lim says:

          It is not abuse. Not. But it was deliberate. Like I said just watch the final scene. I doubt the real actors used THAT MUCH force. He may have a temper, and he has every right to be demanding, perfectionist, angry and whatever but if he can’t control your anger, perhaps he should take a break and smoke and come back in and not SHOVE HER so darn hard. Really shove her.

          And yes it was a rehearsal than went very very overboard.

      • sandcherry says:

        The incident might not be a physical abuse, but it was not appropriate for a director to treat a newbie like this. He did it to many other newbies. Charmaine Sheh was cursed by him with foul language when she was a newbie ……..Charmaine forgot to bring her script to filming and she made some mistakes in her dialogues.

        Of course, TVB would make it very pretty to cover it up for Mr. Cheung (especially if he is a relative of Catherine Tsang).

        • sehseh says:

          Whoa whoa… please don’t exaggerate what happened ie ‘mistakes in her dialogues’. It happened before the filming of the scene.

          1. The PA (assumingly Cheung) made a mistake with scheduling (an hour late), and only made a call to Charmaine to come to filming half an hour prior. It was an outdoor scene at shopping complex.
          2. Charmaine immediately rushed to the filming and she was still late 18 mins
          3. Cheung Wing Ho start scolding her the minute she got off the cab.
          4. He keep on scolding expletives and followed her to TVB van (which she got into and change her clothes) – he was still scolding her outside.
          5. When she got off the van, Cheung Wing Ho asked why she didn’t bring her script.
          6. Charmaine, a newbie that time didn’t bring her script because the whole scene she only have 1 line, which was: ‘Thank you, Mummy.”
          7. Cheung Wing Ho started to shout more, grabbed a copy of the script and threw at her. It missed Charmaine and hit the wall instead.
          8. Charmaine kept mum about the whole issue – she even attended a MHK event after the filming. She only cried on her way home.
          9. Because the scolding incident happened at public space and Charmaine just took part from MHK, the public recognized her and lodged complaints to TVB. Stephen Chan acknowledged this in ‘Be My Guest’ interview.

        • Jayne says:

          Sehsheh,
          As a newcomer, Charmaine did display very high EQ. Many newcomers may have broken down in tears on the set.

          I remember watching the “Be My Guest” segment with Charmaine in it. She handled herself well in the interview. I miss the program; Mr. Chan conducted many insightful interviews and is a gracious interviewer, often adding his own meaningful commentary to elevate it to another level.

    25. Gll says:

      A director normally shows or demonstrates how an actor/actresses to act by going through the motion in “slow motion” while verbally explaining how the movements are going to be. Not exactly pushing done in real force.

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