Rules making it easier to file lawsuits in China have led to a new concern over frivolous claims, such as one in which a man says actress Zhao Wei stared at him too intensely through his TV set.
The change has led to Shanghai Pudong New District Court receiving a case against Zhao, the court’s litigation service hotline confirmed. The court official, who declined to identify himself, refused to say whether the court had accepted the case.
Reports say the lawsuit filed by a Shanghai man involves the prime-time TV show Tiger Mom which debuted in May and centers on a couple’s differing approach to raising their daughter. Zhao plays the big-eyed mother who relentlessly pushes her daughter’s development, while the father wants his child to have more freedom.
The Legal Daily said the plaintiff was alleging Zhao’s stare caused him “spiritual damage.”
Gan Wen, deputy head of a case-filing chamber under the Supreme Court, said at a news conference Tuesday that the Zhao case was an example of citizens abusing their right to file lawsuits.
“It’s not necessary to waste our judicial resources on cases like these,” Gan said.
ONTD, which actor or actors would you sue for their performances on screen and why?
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