Pinky Cheung was a Teen Rape Victim
Pinky Cheung (張文慈) has had enough of her past getting dug up again by the media.
On August 4th, the former ATV actress posted a thousand-word statement on her official Facebook account, urging the media and its consumers to stop reporting about a sexual assault that she had experienced nearly 30 years ago.
“Ever since I joined TVB last year, a certain media outlet wouldn’t stop reminding everyone about this old story,” she wrote. “When I was photographed shopping with a friend, they mentioned it. It wasn’t just once, but constantly. It was even to the point where they used a screenshot of me crying in a TVB interview to report about the things that had happened decades ago. When others see the report, they would think that I was talking about the incident, but none of that ever happened. I never said a word.”
When Pinky was 17 years old, her boyfriend at the time drugged and raped her. Though she was a victim of rape, there would be negative comments directed to her whenever that incident was brought up by the media.
The 45 year old said at the end of her statement that she plans on getting married in the future, and doesn’t want the horrifying incident to be consistently reported by the media. “I am now working really hard to walk every step, and I love my body! I don’t have any more wishes, as I do plan on getting married in the future. I just hope that, when my boyfriend and I get photographed in the future, those old stories won’t be reported again! I’ve already lost the first half of my life. Please write with your conscience, and discontinue such hurtful reporting!”
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.