Benny Chan Escapes Jail! Rose Chan Forgives Him for Lewd Groping

By on December 15, 2011 in NEWS, Scandals

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Earlier, Benny Chan’s (陳浩民) scandalous groping of 19-year-old actress, Rose Chan (陳嘉桓), while witnessed by a blase Joe Ma (馬德鐘) in Hengdian, China stunned the world. A very public scolding against Benny for his inappropriate behavior, which occurred after drinking too much alcohol, ensued. The drama continued as Rose’s martial arts sifu, Sin Kwok Lam (冼國林), called Benny Chan a hypocrite and bastard for his actions. Rose Chan filed a police report in Hong Kong over the harassment incident, while Benny Chan took along his pregnant wife, Lisa Chiang (蔣麗莎), to hold a tearful press conference apologizing to Rose; Benny vowed to cut back his alcohol consumption. Yesterday, Benny published an apology statement to Rose in the newspaper, allegedly as a final effort to change her decision to file a police report with the mainland authorities over the incident. Apparently, Benny’s sincerity worked as Sin Kwok Lam announced yesterday that charges will not be pressed against Benny with the mainland authorities. 

Sin Kwok Lam: “Benny Chan Is Finally Sincere in His Apology”

After Benny Chan’s public apology in the newspaper, Sin Kwok Lam held a press conference yesterday acknowledging that Benny’s raucous behavior has been forgiven. Sin Sifu said, “Both Benny Chan and I recently became fathers to baby daughters. Perhaps we should not place such a big stress burden on Benny. My wife supports my decision as well. We felt that Benny Chan has already apologized and contributed to charity donations. The incident should end here; there is a satisfactory resolution for all involved parties. He issued a public apology [in both mainland China and Hong Kong] and donated money to a meaningful charitable cause. There is sufficient sincerity [in his apology], thus we decided not to pursue the matter any further. All legal actions will now come to an end!”

Asked how much money Benny Chan had contributed to charity, Sin Sifu did not disclose the amount, but noted that the donation was no less than Joe Ma’s contribution. Sin Sifu added that if Benny Chan, Joe Ma, and Rose Chan were to collaborate together in future projects, such plans will not be intentionally blocked. 

Rose Chan’s Psychological Well-Being Considered in Accepting Benny Chan’s Apology 

Aside from Benny Chan’s sincerity in his apology, Sin Kwok Lam indicated that if a report were filed with the mainland authorities over the harassment incident, Rose Chan will be summoned for prolonged questioning by the police. Court appearances may also be required. Rose may need to publicly reveal the details of what had occurred on that day. Considering the psychological impact of such requirements on Rose, it was decided to accept Benny’s apology.

In addition, Sin Sifu denied that the acceptance of Benny’s apology was not driven by alleged triad coercion over the matter. Sin Sifu indicated that Rose was willing to accept Benny’s apology and not forced in her decision. Hopefully, the harassment incident will finally come to an end, while earlier legal actions will be canceled.

Rose Chan Sent Her Blessings to Benny Chan

Stepping out of the shadow of the harassment incident, Rose Chan immersed in work and was currently filming movie, Glory Days <光輝歲月>in mainland, China. Her mother, Ronnie, who also acted as her manager, responded, “Thank you for your concern. The incident has been properly handled by Sin Sifu. Rose and I fully agree with his decision and are happy that justice was given to my daughter and me. We agreed to not pursue the matter further.”

In addition, Rose Chan appeared in a Now TV interview, sending her blessings to Benny Chan. Rose said, “The incident is behind us now. For his family and for himself, I hope that he will be a good artist.  My mother and I hope that he can do it and send our blessings to Benny, his wife, and baby daughter to have a healthy and happy life.” 

Benny Chan Learned His Lesson 

Currently filming mainland series, Ji Gong 3 <濟公3>in Hengdian, Benny Chan closely monitored the developments of Sin Kwok Lam’s press conference announcing that Rose Chan will not file a police report in China over the harassment incident. Through his manager, Charlie Lam, Benny replied, “In the afternoon, I received the news that Sin Kwok Lam has publicly accepted my apology. Receiving Sin Sifu, Rose Chan, and her mother’s forgiveness, I am extremely comforted.  Once again, I thank Sin Sifu’s generosity! I will never forget this incident and have learned my lesson!” 

Acknowledging that he will devote himself to work in the future, Benny was grateful for the public’s concern. “I would like to thank members of the media for their care and support over the last month.” Charlie Lam indicated that Benny arrived in Hangzhou yesterday morning and headed to the temple to place his prayers. Since Benny successfully escaped from a potential lawsuit, it was indeed worth paying a visit to thank the deities!

       

Compiled from On.cc

Jayne: Many negotiations must have occurred in private. Perhaps Sunday Oriental’s publication of a smiling Rose while being fondled by Benny Chan also halted their decision to file a police report in mainland China.

The apologies and forgiveness have been very publicly stated. Are fans ready to forgive and move on too? This was one huge media circus act!

24 comments to Benny Chan Escapes Jail! Rose Chan Forgives Him for Lewd Groping

  1. Star says:

    Benny: Time for more grabbing! ^ the picture at top

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    • josie replied:

      Yes, he’s wearing a Batman cap but his face looks sinister like the Joker. Scary!

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  2. Veejay says:

    Rose: Phew…its finally over.. I can go party again YaY!

    and hell with those grabbing etc, like i care..if it wasn’t because I got snapped by these papparazis, I don’t even give a damn about it..hehe

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    • lol replied:

      lol. My version :

      Rose – Phew finally can stop pretending to be a totally naive and innocent victim

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      • Veejay replied:

        lmfao, I bet she feels relieved now, can become her true “devil”self back

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      • Vivien replied:

        ROFL you all are funny.

        BENNY: Phew! Thanks to my daughter’s birth now I look like a repented daddy! 😀 Sorry Joe I got out easier while you still stuck with old scandals ROFL

        ROSE: Phew! Finally I can party again! Thanks to the covers I become more popular now and finally people know me more than just LF’s rumoured gf! At least now they know me as Benny and Joe’s groping victim! 😀

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  3. Funn Lim says:

    DIDN’T I TELL YOU? DIDN’T I???? I am sooooooooo right!

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  4. Ijules says:

    There was never going to be a trial. She has no case.

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  5. Lee says:

    Pathetic! Why is Mr. Sin making all decisions for the victim? Such action breeds apathetic society.

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    • Veejay replied:

      Mr. Sim making all the decision for “victim” Rose so she can look even more “naive” and innocent?

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    • Qwert replied:

      This guy is such a drama queen. Seriously, who gave a **** about him becoming a father? This whole ordeal was blown out of proportion because of him. And I agree, Rose is no innocent victim…

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  6. mito says:

    think this is a drama created for Rose to increase her popularity

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    • Qwert replied:

      I second that!

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  7. munkimui says:

    benny look like a teenager with those clothes on. rose is actually not that pretty. she loves to be groped. also benny should watch out for his daughter because she will be grope by random men in the future. what goes around comes around. i’ll be embarrass to be his wife.

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    • menuiq replied:

      haha.. so agree with what goes around comes around. I really do hope Benny really change.. But I still feel that whatever he does just so fake. Hmmm,, I don’t know.. But the press conference really so dramatic… Feel so dissapointed with him .. as rose.. before this incident i don’t really like her. After this incident I feel I dislike her more.. Feel like it is all because she wants attention and popularity.. 🙁

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    • exoidus replied:

      LOL, the first one to “grope” her will be her own father Benny the drunken beast…

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      • j00ky replied:

        That was just wrong…

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  8. HeTieShou says:

    I am just glad that is all finally over since it has been really boring and repetitive to read about it all.

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  9. Fox says:

    I like what Rose wore in the above pic.

    Ok, maybe now Benny and her can sleep as all well, end well. Done. No more. Done. No More.

    Lol.

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    • FromSingapore replied:

      FOX!DAMM TRYING TO
      LOCATE UU.CAN U TELL ME WHO IS YOUR FV TVB ACTOR AND ACTRESSSSS^*.

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      • Fox replied:

        Only Tavia Yeung is the exception in my fave list. Other than her, the rest I either like or neutral. But how does it relate to my comment on Rose and Benny? You can reply me here if want and I’ll reply back after few days :).

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      • FromSingapore replied:

        So u mean u dislike tavia and the rest is neutral?
        why u dislike tavia?

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      • Fox replied:

        No, I don’t dislike TY. I hate her. No, I don’t neutral to all the rest. Have some I like more than others in a certain moment. Lazy to state the reasons :P.

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  10. Mika says:

    Bless Benny! He is save and doesn’t end up in jail. Next time I hope this situation doesn’t come up from any TVB or mainland actors/actresses. Now Rose and Benny will and should have some well earned rest… 😉

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