TVB May Seek Legal Action Over Defamation of Its Artistes

By on April 11, 2014 in NEWS

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Things have gone awry for TVB in the last few days. A former production assistant (PA), who has worked for TVB for 7 months, announced that he will release a book on April 14 which will spill all the dark secrets that many TVB staff members and artistes had to endure under the company. The PA also mentioned a few popular TVB artistes and commented on their rude behavior to colleagues and lower staffs.

In a recent episode of Scoop <東張西望>, TVB interviewed Assistant General Manager Peter Au (區偉林) and producers Lee Tim Sing (李添勝) and Andy Chan (陳耀全) about their thoughts on the issue. The department also interviewed PA Lam Hang (林肯), who has been with TVB in the last four years, and asked him to clarify about the everyday jobs of a PA and their career prospects.

In addition, TVB is also looking at seeking legal action against Next Media, which published named Raymond Lam (林峯) and Ron Ng (吳卓羲) as the artistes who behaved atrociously towards their colleagues. After blacklisting Next Media in November 2013, the Hong Kong media company has released a series of defaming articles and journals about TVB and its artistes.

TVB recently sent out a memo to its artistes to give a warning about the media company, which stated:

“Everyone may have noticed that the recent magazines and newspapers under Next Media have been releasing a series of untrue reports about TVB, dragging unrelated incidents together, and making up stories based on unfounded claims. One of the reports pointed out that Elena Kong‘s (江美儀) lungs collapsed after filming a drama for three days nonstop and had to be hospitalized. During her rest she was said to be ‘forced by the production crew to resume work’. The truth was that a magazine reporter had phoned Elena and pretended to send regards, but afterwards what was reported was something entirely different, intentionally defaming the company and its staff and artistes.”

Stephen Chan: “It’s a Creative Effort”

Now the Chief Executive Officer for Commercial Radio Hong Kong, former TVB General Manager Stephen Chan (陳志雲) wrote the prologue to the controversial new book. Stephen Chan denied helping the PA to defame TVB, explaining, “A CRHK DJ said his friend wanted to release a book, so I helped him write his prologue. We need to show more support for the creative works of young people. He has already sent an e-book version of it to me. I don’t know how much of it is real or fake, but there can be both in its contents.”

Wong Jing (王晶) called the PA “full of nonsense” and “shameless” for publishing his book, but Stephen Chan defended the PA and said everyone should treat the book as a creative effort. “You can also treat it as a young person just sharing his experiences. No need to bicker about qualifications.”

Source: Ming Pao

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  • 25 comments to TVB May Seek Legal Action Over Defamation of Its Artistes

    1. Addy says:

      Knew it. typical tvb move.

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      • lol replied:

        agree

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      • sheldon replied:

        Totally agree with tvb taking legal action. That jerk face deserves it

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    2. her says:

      Catch the act on camera. Otherwise, this is just a fancy gossip magazine on paperback.

      Not sure how this book is supposed to be creative. Creative as in fictional? I’m so lost..

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    3. Larry 3 says:

      TVB seeks… why dont TVB just take action get justice.

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    4. Funn Lim says:

      If it’s true it is true. If not, sue!

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      • LeilaFan replied:

        Maybe NextMedia post “some” truth to the company, TVB does have bad side. There always two sides to the story. This could be why they got “blacklist” because they did not PRAISE TVB.

        TVB also “blacklist” many of their artists, once the artist did or said something that hurt TVB image.

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      • Victoria replied:

        its more than not praising tvb.

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      • Flora replied:

        can the public take the PAs word seriously? did this pa get fired thats what hes writing a book on merely on taking revenge?

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    5. Tammy says:

      There’s always some truth to everything. Could be embellished for more entertainment, but def not all made up!

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      • LeilaFan replied:

        And may I ask why my reply comment got deleted? Are there freedom of speech anymore here?
        Now I am going to repost.
        I agree with what Tammy said, no smoke no fire. The story can be exaggerated, but definately not all made up.

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        • Dani replied:

          what was your original comment about?

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        • LeilaFan replied:

          This exact same comment that I repost above.
          “I agree with what Tammy said, no smoke no fire. The story can be exaggerated, but definately not all made up.”

          Lately many people on the site said their comment got deleted for express their opinion. Wonder beside Jayne, who also admin here.

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        • sandcherry replied:

          I also agree. Perhaps the story was exaggerated, but definitely not all made up.

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    6. Jes says:

      The chief executive officer say take it just a young person release a book and sharing his experience and not bicker, yes it’s ok to share yr experiences but by sharing yr experience u don’t need to defame ppl name or company . If the company is treating badly u can just quit and leave the company why u need to write a book and talk back about yr ex company , what u trying to do? Get famous or make yr book more sellable? What is yr intention.

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      • Moncheri replied:

        Because if you knew the idol you love has been nothing but a dirtbag scum, you’d want to know the truth sooner.

        It’s human nature to want to know different facets of people’s lives. The good and the bad. And if someone is portraying to be ALL good, it’s not only annoying but it’s also deceiving.

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        • sheldon replied:

          How about an ex-worker of yours was doing the same thing of bashing and publishing a retarded book about the company you work in, and reveal something very secret of you and your friends? The will you consode

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        • sheldon replied:

          Then wil you consider him righteous for speaking the truth of everyone?

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    7. Princess says:

      Stephen Chan wrote the prologue for the book but now claims the contents may or may not be all true, but need to show support of creative work — what a jerk! He is getting back at TVB by doing so and giving the book credibility with his actions.

      This only shows how foolish and desperately Mr. Chan wants to smear his former employer and the stars who were not visibly and vocally supporting him during his own scandal. It was the perfect opportunity to not dirty his own hands!

      The author needed money and found an easy way to do so.

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      • sheldon replied:

        Totally agree! Money is the whole thing behind this retarded book written by a retarded jerk. TVB is a huge company that no one in Hong Kong don’t know, therefore, he is using tvb to get fame and pocket some dirty money.
        What a douchebag and a loser to society

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    8. P. Tan says:

      I’m surprised that Steven Chan wrote that prologue to the book which sounds so trashy. TVB should certainly make a strong stand for it’s employees and yes, even sue the culprit who has embellished the good names of those concerned.

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    9. Kelly says:

      since this pa worked during the four, it mean kenneth ma, sammul chan, and the two that are accused would be a possibility.

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    10. Tania says:

      seems like nextmedia has burned its bridges once again.

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      • Judy replied:

        yup indeed they have

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      • Princess replied:

        That rag is only interested in putting out stories that will generate sales to line their pocket book! Truth be damned and the so called editors’ willingness to sleep with the devil for their gains AND sacrifice the integrity as journalists. Why would they care about any bridges!?!

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