Today in weird court cases: a man in Shanghai filed a lawsuit against the famous actress Zhao Wei for staring at him through the TV screen.
The man has accused the actress of causing “spiritual damage” with her intense glares and is now demanding compensation, China Times reports, citing the People’s Court of Shanghai Pudong’s New District.
Zhao stars in the popular TV drama Tiger Mom (《虎媽貓爸》), which began airing on Dragon Television and Tianjin Television in May. She plays one of the main characters, who is described as “emotionally unstable” and is known to give piercing stares to her on-screen husband and daughter.
According to Legal Daily, Shanghai’s courts have seen a number of bizarre lawsuits come through since last month, when a new system of processing court cases became effective. Recently, a lawyer took legal action against a district court judge for causing damage to his health after the judge failed to call a break during a proceeding.
As of this month, The People’s Court of Shanghai in Pudong New District has dismissed a total of 14 cases.
By Joyce Ng