Man Sues Actress for Staring at Him Through TV

Frivolous lawsuit takes advantage of lax new law in China
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 10, 2015 10:00 AM CDT
Man Sues Actress for Staring at Him Through TV
She can see into your soul.   (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis, File)

Zhao Wei, one of China's most famous actors, has an intense stare in her role as domineering matriarch in the TV show Tiger Mom. In fact, she's so intense that a viewer is now suing her, claiming he has suffered "spiritual damage" from the evil eye she's giving him through his TV set, Sky News reports. The lawsuit has likely made its way into the system as the result of a law passed May 1 in China that makes it harder for courts to turn down cases, the AP reports.

The number of nationwide cases jumped 29% in May compared with the same period in 2014, the AP adds. A court manager said at a press conference yesterday that the staring lawsuit was exactly the type of case some had feared would take place once the law went through. "It's not necessary to waste our judicial resources on cases like these," he said, per the AP. (In New York, meanwhile, a man sued for every penny on Earth.)

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