BEIJING (AP) — Rules making it easier to file lawsuits in China have led to a new concern over frivolous ones, including a man who is suing actress Zhao Wei for staring at him too intensely through his TV set.
The new regulations making it more difficult for courts to reject lawsuits took effect May 1, leading to an increase in cases nationwide last month.
The Shanghai Pudong New District Court’s litigation service hotline confirmed it had received a case against Zhao, one of China’s biggest and richest movie stars.
Reports say the lawsuit filed by a Shanghai man involves the prime-time TV show “Tiger Mom,” in which Zhao plays a big-eyed mother who relentlessly pushes her daughter.
The Legal Daily said the plaintiff alleges that her staring caused him “spiritual damage.”