Hong Kong's No 1 comedian and rising director Stephen Chow will be
feeling frustrated after his company lost a lawsuit against Eva Huang, an
actress who had worked for the company.
A Beijing newspaper reported the verdict, which was given in the special
administrative region yesterday.
Huang became famous after being chosen by Chow to play a mute girl in his
film Kung Fu Hustle in 2004. At the time, she was an actress working for Chow's
agent company. In 2005 she shot a collection of sexy pictures for a magazine
without informing the company and "destroyed her chaste image", according to the
agent company. The company cancelled all of her performances and activities.
Later Huang decided to terminate their contract and was sued by Chow's company
for breaking the contract.
According to insiders, the key reason for the company's loss in the lawsuit
is that the court in Hong Kong found it guilty of swindling her out of the money
agreed to in a TV series.