Chinese man sues actress for 'staring athim' from inside the TV - after country makes it easier to file lawsuits
A man is suing a popular Chinese actressfor staring at him through his television screen with her big eyes.
Zhao Wei, who stars in new television showTiger Mom, has been accused of causing emotional distress through her piercingstare, reported People'sDaily Online.
The bizarre case was filed to a court inShanghai after Chinese authorities streamlined the procedure on accepting andhearing cases in May.
Ms Zhao, who is one of the country'sbiggest stars, has earned millions from roles in films such as ShaolinSoccer and is well-known for her large eyes.
In the new television drama, which firstaired in May, she plays an 'emotionally unstable' mother whopushes her daughter towards success.
The unusual case has caused a stir acrossChina as fans took to social media to defend the 39-year-old actress.
It is not clear whether the court acceptedthe case, but changes to the rules on rejecting lawsuits on May 1 means therehas been an increase in unusual claims in China.
Recently, a Chinese lawyer claimed compensationfor medical expenses and emotional distress against a court judge.
He argued that the judge had not allowedfor a recess and this has caused him to experience health problems.
Dave,Wimbledon England, United Kingdom, 2 hours ago
I'm suing Leonardo. Mona Lisa stares at me.
MyPointless Views, Portsmouth, United Kingdom, 3 hours ago
Oh please, emotional distress from anactress saying at the camera ? Don't they have an 'off switch' in China ? Theworld is going mad, mad I tell you, mad, mad.....................!
Rupert81,Bradford, United Kingdom, 4 hours ago
She's so cute!