Eric Tsang Faces Sexual Harassment and Assault Claims
On the morning of January 10, a 2013 interview of former Hong Kong actress Yammie Lam (藍潔瑛) admitting to getting raped by two men started trending on Weibo. Though the original video had the names of the men bleeped out, the video that is currently being circulated suggests that the two Hong Kong industry giants who assaulted her were Eric Tsang (曾志偉) and the late actor, Alan Tang (鄧光榮).
Eric Tsang has already issued a statement denying the sexual assault allegations, calling it “fake news” and the video falsely edited. The statement further added that legal action will be pursued on those who released the video.
It has to be noted, however, that the 2013 video originally had a male interviewer, but in the new circulation, that voice suddenly became a female’s. It was also this new female voice that spoke out Eric Tsang and Alan Tang’s names. Yammie herself mentioned no names.
On January 11, the former chairman of Ford Models in Asia, Grace Han (韓穎華), posted a long comment about Eric Tsang’s sexual assault allegations, in which she claimed that Eric Tsang had made sexual advances toward her model trainees before.
“This despicable man has made sexual advances on female artists more than once. Everyone in the entertainment industry knows about this,” wrote Grace. She then shared a story, where she claimed that Eric had spiked one of her student’s drinks when she was at a karaoke bar in Hong Kong.
“I’ve taught my students that, if you’re in an unknown area and a powerful person invites you to a party, don’t follow them! This bastard tried to talk with her, but [my] student ignored him. It wasn’t until that bastard told her that a famous celebrity would also be going, when that child had a change of heart. One of my students fell for that. I’ve taught my students that if you ever leave for the restroom and come back, don’t touch the drinks anymore. The child remembered what her teacher taught her, and ran to the restroom to purge it out. When she got back, the other six models all fell. The men at the scene carried each of them away, except for my student: Auntie Han, I was freezing, my hands were shaking. At this time, Eric Tsang and another bastard who spoke Cantonese said: Why isn’t this working? Once the child heard it, she dropped to the floor and allowed them to carry her to the car, but she used the tricks I taught her to escape.”
Right after Grace revealed her story, a rumor started to spread about Chinese actress Zhou Dongyu (周冬雨) and Eric Tsang, claiming that they had an inappropriate “close relationship.” Zhou Dongyu’s personal studio has since released a statement to denounce the rumor and demanded reporters to stop spreading the fake story.
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.