Hong Kong celebrity Eric Tsang denied allegations of sexual misconduct on Wednesday and said he was taking legal action against one of his two accusers.Tsang, a household name in Hong Kong, China, Taiwan and Chinese-speaking communities around the world, is one of the most high-profile Asian stars to face such accusations amid a global campaign against sexual harassment and assault.
Speaking at a news conference, Tsang denied any wrongdoing after being accused in widely circulated online reports of raping a Hong Kong actress in Singapore in the 1990s.
“Recently, there are some untrue reports on the Internet about myself. Those reports carry very serious accusations towards me,” said Tsang.
“They have affected my reputation, and sadly, they have hurt my supporting friends, my beloved family, my children … I feel that there is a need for me to now step up and to make a public response.”
Tsang, an actor, comedian, director and producer, described the rape allegation as “totally made-up”.