Eric Tsang (曾志偉) held a press conference on January 17 to knock down rumors claiming he had raped Yammie Lam (藍潔瑛) and sexually harassed former Ford model trainees. Eric said that he has always respected women and that he is willing to cooperate with any investigations. Many of Eric’s good friends in the Hong Kong entertainment industry stepped forward to support him and vouch for his integrity.
Simon Yam (任達華) said, “I believe Eric. He respects women. Whether male, female, new, young, popular, or unpopular artists, he is very willing to help friends. I don’t know about other things…I didn’t see [the news] so I won’t talk about them. Anyway, the Eric I know is a good person.” Asked if he pitied Eric since he has been embroiled in the gossip for so long, Simon replied, “He knows how to handle the matter. We are not the involved parties so there are many things we don’t know.”
Toby Leung (梁靖琪) believed in Eric’s integrity, “He is like my godfather. I’m very certain of his personality. I will always support him. Many artistes are plagued by false rumors and they need their family and friends’ support. So we will definitely support him!”
Many younger artistes regard Eric as a “Dad” in the entertainment industry. Charmaine Sheh (佘詩曼) said, “Words stop with the wise. The innocent will remain innocent. I support Dad!”
Married couple Chin Ka Lok (錢嘉樂) and Angela Tong (湯盈盈), who have been good friends with Eric for many years, fully believed in Eric. Angela said, “We support Eric 100 percent. We know him very well and he will not do things that overstep boundaries.”
Currently in China, Timmy Hung (洪天明) said he is unaware of the details of Eric’s case. Timmy said, “Now people make up fabricated news. As artistes, we’re in a [tough situation]. The Hong Kong Star Soccer Team loves to play soccer, but the [media] wrote such [vicious] gossip. If there is evidence, then show us. If there’s isn’t any evidence, then don’t slander anyone. There are many irresponsible accusations made online now.”
This article is written by Jayne for JayneStars.com.