HKTV’s Ricky Wong Accused of Sexual Harassment

By on November 20, 2013 in Hot Gossip!, NEWS

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Last weekend, Hong Kong magazine East Week published a story that claimed HKTV Chairman Ricky Wong (王維基) was accused of sexual harassment from a former female staff member two years ago.

According to the magazine, Ricky Wong’s female staffer, identified as “Miss X”, accompanied him to a business trip to Shanghai on June 6, 2011. She received a written note claimed to be from Ricky Wong, which read, “After drinking this glass, your [monthly] salary will be increased to $36,000 HKD.” Miss X, who was born in mainland China and graduated at a university in Hong Kong, was forced to stay in the same room as Ricky Wong at the five-star Portman Ritz-Carlton that day. On September 22, 2011, three months after the incident, the woman filed a report against Ricky Wong to the Shanghai police.

East Week published the written note and a copy of the claimed police report. The magazine also claimed that it had contacted Miss X, who did deny that an unfortunate incident had indeed occurred between her and Ricky Wong.

Ricky Wong Files Libel Lawsuit

After East Week’s report was published, Ricky Wong immediately filed a libel lawsuit and injunction against the magazine with Hong Kong’s High Court on the afternoon of November 19, 2013. He claimed that the magazine was defaming him and demanded a compensation.

Ricky Wong also released an official statement, stressing the magazine’s claims were unfounded. Ricky Wong described the report as an attempt to politically smear him, and that the accusations were a serious criminal offense. He added that he was able to hold regular business meetings in China in the past two years and was never approached by the local police force. The handwritten note that was published on East Week was also not in his handwriting.

He further urged readers to not believe in rumors, especially during such a politically sensitive time.

“East Week” Threatens to File Counter Lawsuit

Following the release of Ricky Wong’s statement on Tuesday afternoon, East Week released a statement that night, threatening to file a counter lawsuit against Ricky Wong. The magazine demanded Wong to retract his defaming remarks on the magazine and pay compensation.

“Ricky Wong declared that our report was ‘made out of thin air’ and was a ‘political smear tactic’. We believe that Ricky Wong is trying to divert public attention and we strongly protest against these claims,” East Week’s statement read.

The magazine said it had contacted Shanghai’s police force, and the police confirmed that a sexual harassment case against Ricky Wong was true. The magazine also interviewed the woman, who said that the Shanghai police had accepted her case. East Week further stated that since public interest is now involved, Ricky Wong should face the issue with a fair, just, and open manner when responding to the media’s interrogation, instead of simply issuing a denial.

East Week stated that they will issue a legal letter to Ricky Wong.

Sources: ihktv.com; On.cc

This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.

53 comments to HKTV’s Ricky Wong Accused of Sexual Harassment

  1. miriamfanz says:

    A written note seems sketchy, it can be from anyone. Is there an actual police report?

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    • HeTieShou replied:

      I agree and if this really happened, why was it not mentioned 2 years ago? What is the point if suddenly bringing it up now? It truly makes no sense.

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      • Jay replied:

        What is the point now? It’s so obvious isn’t it

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      • Ric replied:

        Probably because no one cared about Ricky Wong two years ago. If politics teaches us anything, it’s that all secrets come out under close scrutiny.

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      • kolo replied:

        agree,i think someone plays dirty tricks to Ricky.since the hktv license has been rejected,ricky embodies the choice of liberty in many hk ppl’s heart.this a an political assasination.

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      • will replied:

        There’s an article:
        51岁王维基约会“面试”新人 看电影后共赴酒店

        http://ent.qq.com/a/20120228/000094.htm

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    • Funn Lim replied:

      The better question is is there a charge against him pending? If not it is more libel than justice.

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      • nilson replied:

        this is purely blackmail, why would the employer seek the sex service of the employee when he has plenty of money. He can easily contact a service woman or a gro from the hotel reception in the guise of massage….

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      • darren replied:

        maybe he didn’t want those nasty escort women? he desired that employee? Rich doesn’t mean they want to eat that particular cuisine? sometimes they wanted to to try something exotic?

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  2. Ric says:

    Seems like it’s true that a sexual harassment case was filed against Ricky Wong. Whether the allegation is true or not is another story. Anyone can go file a police report. Let’s just see if this story gets any traction.

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  3. will says:

    he has articles of sexually insulting a woman

    http://yule.sohu.com/20081216/n261230598.shtml

    http://yule.sohu.com/20081217/n261255174.shtml

    http://cd.qq.com/a/20081217/000369.htm

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  4. Rainbow says:

    He indeed looks like a pervert. Why am I not surprised? He’s the typical type of guy that can manipulate women with his money

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    • HeTieShou replied:

      You should not always judge a person just based on appearance alone. In many cases, you can be wrong.

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    • Trang replied:

      you should never judge a book by its cover

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  5. Larry 3 says:

    Ricky Dincky.

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  6. msxie says:

    He’s got the ‘hom sup’ appearance not unlike Wong Jing.

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  7. Fox says:

    Anyone rmb the accusation of ATV last year toward Ricky? What’s happen to it?

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    • llwy12 replied:

      Exactly. Good point! ATV’s James Shing was also very confident at that time claiming that he had ‘evidence’ that Ricky stole documents from them and that he was going to take Ricky to court if he didn’t ‘surrender’ himself. And what happened to that case now? Well, nothing….it was just another example of James Shing trying to seek attention…

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  8. Robby says:

    This incident took place in Shanghai two years ago and the “victim” is a mainland born woman, somebody cue the James Bond theme please. If you don’t understand my reference, I am accusing that “victim” of being a government agent of the mainland. If you are going try and destroy somebody’s reputation with a fake sex scandal like Julian Assange, at least put some effort in it.

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    • kolo replied:

      totaly agree, i am not surprised that beijing is tageting ricky if you see how many hk citizen support him with the tv license issue,and all the ppl who is dissatisfied with the hk government choose his side,this will make him a target of beijing.

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  9. irene says:

    Think he is very suey these few years.

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  10. Eric says:

    Anything to break morale of HKTV supporters maybe?

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  11. Clementine says:

    ^ Although you’re saying it as a joke, rape is nothing to joke about. Even on the internet for the fun of it.

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    • Yz replied:

      The article never mention any rape or sexual assault. The article claimed sexual harassment because miss x was in the same room with Ricky and the alleged handwritten note. There’s no mention of physical contact.

      There are many possibilities to interpret these, but sexual harassment does not translate to sexual assault or rape. Sexual assault is unwanted sexual touching and rape is forced to perform sexual act.

      When we are reading, we should be critical of the details and consider the validity of the piece. If information are not read with critical eyes and a logical mind, it can defame a person’s character due to ignorance from the reader and unresponsible news reporting.

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    • Yz replied:

      The article never mention any rape or sexual assault. The article claimed sexual harassment because miss x was in the same room with Ricky and the alleged handwritten note. There’s no mention of physical contact.
      There are many possibilities to interpret these, but sexual harassment does not translate to sexual assault or rape. Sexual assault is unwanted sexual touching and rape is forced to perform sexual act.
      When we are reading, we should be critical of the details and consider the validity of the piece. If information are not read with critical eyes and a logical mind, it can defame a person’s character due to ignorance from the reader and unresponsible news reporting.

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  12. LeilaFan says:

    Bring the handwritten note out to the light. Police and professional investigator surely can identify if it is TRUE Ricky’s handwritten or fake one.
    If he didn’t do it, then there nothing to be afraid of. Sure, there are ways to copy someone handwritten, but with this days and technology, I sure they can find out if it truely was his or not.
    And I will wait to see how this play out, I am side with Ricky, I believe he did not do it.

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  13. based says:

    Seems like a smear campaign to me. Not to condone cheating, but if he wanted to hook up with other women I doubt he would be stupid enough to try to hook up with an employee.

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  14. YZ says:

    This report from East Week is so sketchy. It is a very political sensitive time for HK and China relationship. East Week has strong ties to China’s Republic (the Communist government party) because it was created by a member of the party. I sincerely question China’s legal system and their police force, reports can be created and unfiled in their due process. If you want examples, just google on Ai Wei Wei’s experience with the Chinese police.

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    • LeilaFan replied:

      I agree with YZ,
      There alot of democracy activist who are still in jail right now in China, as well as their family are being harrass and monitor 24/7 by China Communist police.
      Look up Chen Guangcheng and you know. All he did was fight against China 1 child policy, and help those women who are being force abortion by China government just because they have more than 1 baby. By the way, in China if you have more than 1 child, you will be fine, or worst, being force abortion (I know, I born in China, I lived in China and I came from China)
      Also Liu Xiaobo, he speaks up for China political reform, and what he get, jail time, more than 10 years, he still in jail. He won the Noble Peace prize, but the Communist China don’t even let him out to recieve his prize.
      And I can go on and on with list of thousand of names …. but no need. This is not a political board.
      I side with Ricky on this, I will open my eye wide to see how this play out.
      This simply can just be a dirty political smear by China, since Ricky TV incident get many people protest.

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      • LeilaFan replied:

        And look up Fa Lungong, those people who pratice Fa Lungong are being lable by the China government that they practice devil stuff, and they all beijing jail and killed. China Communist totally cracked down Fa Lungong just like they cracked down Tiananman students in 89
        Not only just jail Fa Lungong people, beat them, and sale their organ. Look up Fa Lungong organ harvesting and you know.
        I wouldn’t be surprise if China want to make up some lies to smear Ricky.

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      • kennyc replied:

        Ricky is not a political activist. There is not a shred of evidence to link him with any anti Beijing ativities (such as colluding with foreign power to subject China) that could land him in trouble. It’s all in that little mind of yours.

        He is a businessman out to make money. Ai Weiwei seems like a pervert (have you seen his arts) , and his art is popular in the West because he uses his so-called masterpieces to insult his own country and government. CGG is a blind activist who had trouble with local government on a number of issues, but his head became big because he had Western support and became pawn in the political game between West and China. The same goes with LXB, who is another asshxxx.. This is the guy who says its better for Chinese to be colonised and brainwashed by Western power for several hundred years.

        Don’t forget it is the your ‘idealistic’ West that is killing thousand of people using drone. Also it is the West that creates the disastrous situation we have today in Iraq, Libya etc ( hundred of thousand people have died) in the name of freedom and democracy.

        I will be good if you can study recent histories from Chinese perspective too before spouting nonsense from biased Western source.

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      • LeilaFan replied:

        Red Communist China is good or bad, the whole world can see, and the whole world can judge. And someone like kennyc you, are not worth 1 second of my time to reply.
        Long live Democracy, died fast CCP, 中国共产党必死!

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  15. llwy12 says:

    Sorry, but East Week doesn’t have much credibility in my book, especially with its track record (the straw that broke the camel’s back for me was when they published that photo of Michael Tse and Christine Kuo filming a scene from a series and tried to pass it off as them having an affair)…they’re one of the worst tabloids out there, followed by Jimmy Lai’s Next Media empire. I don’t care whether this thing with Ricky is true or not…if it comes from East Week, it’s false in my book. Let’s see how this story pans out and whether other Media outlets will pick up on it or not….

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  16. will says:

    more articles from the past:

    韩君婷斥王维基”假波”言论 并称要报警
    http://enjoy.eastday.com/e/20081215/u1a4044619.html

    亚视行政总裁王维基被指性骚扰 遭妇女团体炮轰
    http://yule.sohu.com/20081217/n261255174.shtml

    亚视总裁王维基被指性骚扰 亚姐赖琳恩等上位
    http://cd.qq.com/a/20081217/000369.htm

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    • llwy12 replied:

      @will: Um, what do those articles have to do with this situation? Those articles are all about the incident from years ago when he was Chairman at ATV for 12 days and made rude comments about some of the Miss Asia contestants (the gist of it was that he accused them of having fake breasts or something like that). How is that considered ‘sexual assault’?? And how is that related to this particular article from East Week? Not sure how well-versed you are in Chinese, but you may want to read the articles again because it sounds like you may have the wrong understanding of some of the phrases in Chinese.

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      • will replied:

        I know it is not related to this situation, but it can demonstrate to you & others of what kind of person he is.

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      • will replied:

        It is not sexual assault, but sexually insulting her. how would a female feel if someone said these things to them. This is really insulting

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      • llwy12 replied:

        @will: No need, as most of us know what kind of a person he is — most of us who’ve been following this license issue thing for long enough already know of Ricky’s past. That’s why if you read alot of the comments that many of us have written, most of us have expressed that even though we support HKTV and the free TV license issuance, we still have reservations about Ricky as a person (I’ve said that since the beginning and have repeated it on many occasions). And I’m sorry, but just because someone makes rude comments that can be perceived as sexually insulting, doesn’t mean that person will automatically go out and sexually assault people — sexual harrassment (which is what those rude comments could be classified as) and sexual assault (which is what the East Week article is ‘claiming’) are 2 completely different things….

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      • shelly replied:

        @llwy12
        Looks like you are really into this person.

        I will definitely be more aware and keep a distance from this sort of boss with these insulting words to a lady.

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      • llwy12 replied:

        @shelly: I don’t think you get my point. The way I interpret your comment and will’s is that you guys think that we’re ‘ignorant’ or ‘blind’ just because we have our suspicions on the validity of this particular article (feel free to correct me if I’m wrong) – if that’s the case, what I’m trying to tell you guys is that your ‘assumption’ is wrong. My point to will (and to you) is that there is no need to bring up the insulting remarks piece because 1) most of us already knew about that issue at ATV – come on now, the information is public so it’s not like it’s a secret or anything, plus it has been brought up multiple times before and 2) it’s factually irrelevant to the article being discussed above. Sure, those who didn’t know about it (like you, let’s say) might react a certain way, but those who already knew (like me and some of the others who’ve been following the license issue) might react differently.

        As I’ve said many times before – if you ask me what my personal opinion of Ricky Wong is, I would tell you that he’s an arrogant bastard with a bad mouth that he should keep shut because most of the time when he opens it, stuff comes out that’s better left not said. But on the flip side of the coin – and this is my main point – he’s NOT THE ONLY ONE with that type of personality…I would actually put Nat Chan and Eric Tsang in the same category as well — those 2 have made ‘sexually insulting’ comments towards women plenty of times in the past as well, in a worse manner than Ricky Wong has….so should we ‘classify’ them as sexual predators as well? How about everyone else who has a ‘dirty’ mouth and says similar things?

        Of course, everyone interprets and understands things differently and everyone definitely has the right to express their opinions on certain subjects. In turn, everyone’s knowledge of things is different as well, so there’s no need to ‘generalize’ and try to impose one’s own stereotypes and prejudices on someone else. We’re all adults with plenty of life experiences, so I’m sure we’re all capable of discerning and interpreting things in ways that make the most sense to us.

        And lastly – to your point, sure, I would keep my distance as well from someone who makes such sexually insulting comments – in fact, I would probably sue the crap out of the person who makes them (which, in my opinion, is exactly what those Miss Asia contestants should have done if they were truly offended by Ricky Wong’s remarks). But again, that’s just me….it’s not my position to judge that issue…

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  17. Will says:

    This smells like BS to me.

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  18. Lori says:

    Not trying to be rude or anything. But lets be honest, he really does look like a pervert. I know im judging right now and I shouldn’t be , but lets be honest we all judge and cares about the look.

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    • Rainbow replied:

      At least I have someone who agree with me 🙂

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  19. clamine says:

    Like some have already commented, this timely smear on Ricky’s reputation is way too convenient. To disperse a difficult group, best to take out its head, in this case, Ricky.

    From the very start, Ricky had tried not to ruffle Beijing big shots’ feathers when he insisted that Beijing was not behind the rejection of his application because he knew with their power they could easily destroy him, like now starting with a smear campaign on his reputation.

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  20. milktea says:

    This may look like a conspiracy to shut him up.

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  21. MRS. TORRES says:

    He a loser, HKTV is a loser, all those low class HKTV supporters are losers. It’s so rude for them to do that while TVB is celebrating their anniversary. They got nothing better to do. Its proven that they don’t deserve the license.

    TVB will always be on top….

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    • penny replied:

      that doesn’t sound good, but I do agree with you

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    • Lori replied:

      agree with you 🙂

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  22. ebbie says:

    Why would someone like him write such a note in the first place? I would assume he should know better, some how this just don’t seem true.

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  23. Rene says:

    The firstthought came to my mind when I read this article was the Anwar case of Malayia.
    Days prior to the genral election in Malaysia, the opposition leader (Anwar) were arrested and charged with sodomy. Released years later and then charged again when general elction coming.

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  24. mockinggenius says:

    He’s a golden boy who can do no wrong, a righteous fighter for all HK people, a brilliant business man, all in all a superman. Worshippers should start collecting donations to make a huge statue of this icon and erect it somewhere along the Victoria Harbour…wow

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  25. qwerty says:

    I guess this is the best time for the media to destroy Ricky Wong completely from the media industry…

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  26. Mightysnoopus says:

    Another baseless plot to bring down HKTV by the hopeless TVB and the corrupted HK government

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