Hong Kong actor Eric Tsang denies sexual misconduct rumors

Hong Kong actor Eric Tsang pauses during a press conference in Hong Kong, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. Tsang vehemently denies rumors of allegedly sexual harassment made against him. Tsang said that all accusations are fabricated. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

Well-known Hong Kong actor Eric Tsang has vehemently denied rumors of sexual misconduct by him

HONG KONG — Well-known Hong Kong actor Eric Tsang has vehemently denied rumors of sexual misconduct by him.

Tsang said at a news conference Wednesday that all of the allegations were false and had tarnished his reputation and affected those closest to him.

Rumors swirled recently that Tsang had sexually assaulted a Hong Kong actress many years ago.

Tsang, 64, is one of Hong Kong's most recognizable faces. He is widely known as a comedic actor and host of television variety and game shows. He has also received acting awards for dramatic roles.

"There are some false reports about me that surfaced on the internet recently," Tsang said. "These are very serious accusations against me. They have had an effect on my reputation.

"What has upset me the most is that my friends, my beloved family, even teammates on the celebrity soccer team have been affected as well. That's why I feel the need to step forward and clarify these rumors publicly."

Tsang was accompanied by his lawyer and his director son, Derek Tsang, at the Hong Kong news conference.

Tsang said he has nothing but respect for women.

"To have respect for women is one of my principles. I will gladly cooperate with any kind of legal investigation. I will also seek legal measures to protect my reputation," he said.

Tsang has received a Best Supporting Actor Award in Taiwan's Golden Horse Awards and is a three-time winner at the Hong Kong Film Awards.

Related News

Tennys Sandgren blasts media in final shot at...

Jan 24, 2018

After losing in the Australian Open quarterfinals, Tennys Sandgren saved his final shot of the...

Hyeon Chung's profile on rise with Aussie Open...

Jan 25, 2018

Hyeon Chung's profile is on the rise in South Korea with his breakthrough run to the Australian...

Zverev, poorer and poorly, pulls out of Davis Cup...

Jan 30, 2018

Mischa Zverev, feeling poorer and poorly, pulls out of Germany's Davis Cup tie against Australia

Court told Geoffrey Rush inappropriately touched...

Feb 19, 2018

A lawyer has accused Oscar-winning Australian actor Geoffrey Rush of repeatedly touching an actress...

Court told actress swore at Geoffrey Rush to...

Feb 20, 2018

Australian court documents allege that an actress who accused Oscar-winning actor Geoffrey Rush of...

Chinese dissident: Even changing leaders won't...

Mar 12, 2018

Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei says it doesn't matter if China has a change in leaders or not,...

Sign up now!