|Behind the scenes of Legend of Jade Sword|
Back in 2016, Hawick Lau and his The Legend of Jade Sword co-star Angel Wang Ou were caught in a scandal after being accused of having an affair by the Chinese paparazzi. The actor was married to Yang Mi at the time though the two have announced their divorce last December.
Hawick and Angel denied the rumors back then. Angel also filed a defamation suit in March 2018 that recently came to a close. She accused the defendants of spreading lies about her through an online article on Weibo with the title, “Wang Ou says that Yang Mi and Hawick Lau are divorced, confirms rumors with Hawick. They’re divorced, there is no affair.”
On Feb. 15, 2019, the Beijing District Court ruled in favor of Wang Ou with a decision published on the court website this week. While Angel sought monetary compensation amounting to 353,000 yuan in damages, the court mandated that the defendant pay 5,000 yuan for emotional damages and another 5,000 yuan for reasonable expenses. Also, the defendant has to issue a public apology visible on their Weibo page for 7 days straight.
There’s a lesson to be learned here, folks. Rumor mongering is not okay and can prove to a threat to your wallet and reputation, especially if the claims turn out to be false.