HK Star's Sexcapades Hit Court

Computer worker accused of stealing star's serial sex pics
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 10, 2009 5:19 AM CDT
Hong Kong actor Edison Chen speaks during a news conference in Hong Kong.   (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
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(Newser) – The trial of a computer repairman accused of sparking the biggest sex scandal in Hong Kong's history has begun, the BBC reports. Prosecutors say the worker illegally copied and distributed 1300 photos taken by actor Edison Chen as he engaged in sex acts with a variety of famous young Hong Kong singers and actresses, creating an uproar that forced Chen to flee to Canada—and ruined the stars' squeaky-clean reputation.