Source: Apple Daily
Translated by: aZnangel @ http://asianuniverse.net/forums/
Music person Lee Ming Ho accused of raping a TVB female artist
Music person Lee Ming Ho has been involved in a rape case of a TVB female artist. Last night, the police made an arrest and started the investigation. According to the information, the involved female artist was feeling unhappy and had red wine, then went to Lee's recording studio in Tsim Sha Tsui. She continued to drink with Lee to relieve the unhappiness and got drunk, then she went for a rest. Later, when she woke up, she discovered she was being sexually assaulted. After struggling, she escaped from the location. After a while, she went to report the case with her family. Lee was release on bail and told [Apple Daily] reporters: "I really didn't do it."
A police spokesperson confirms that yesterday a 23 year old female reported a case to the police. She said she was raped by a friend in Tsim Sha Tsui. After police investigations, a 32 year old man involved in the case was arrested on the same night. The case was treated as a rape case. The case has been passed to the Yau Tsim police criminal investigation division for follow up investigations. The man arrested was later allowed to release on bail, and must report back to the police station mid-June.
Lee Ming Ho: I really didn't do it
The case involves music person Lee Ming Ho at his VI-MAX Music Studio in Tsim Sha Tsui. Artists in showbiz often go record at his studio. Last night [Apple Daily] reporters called Lee to inquire about the case. He admitted he cooperated with the police's investigation, but stressed: "I really didn't do it. This case has created a huge impact on my company and myself." When Lee responded to the questions, his voice seems hoarse, and had a frustrated tone.
Reporters asked if he was arrested by the police? He said somewhat agitated: "I don't know why the police came to me. You know rape is a very serious accusation. If it's true, the police would have charged me, why would they let me leave!" Reporters asked what happened that night? Lee immediately said because the case has been passed to his lawyer, he cannot disclose anymore.
According to the news, the female victim told police she and Lee have known each other for many years. On May 13th, she met with Lee because she felt very unhappy and at midnight, she brought a bottle of red wine to Lee's recording studio. The two were drinking all night and because she couldn't take the alcohol anymore, she went for a rest and fell asleep. At 4am, she woke up and discovered she was getting sexually assaulted. She strongly resisted and pushed him away. After moments of struggling, she was able to break away and leave the recording studio. She ran back home and slept for a while, then when she was sober, she cried to her sister. Her family believed the incident is very serious and so accompanied by her sister, the female victim reported the case to the police.
When the police heard about the case, they immediately took the victim to the hospital for examination. As she did not shower or bath after the assault, there may be significant evidence that remains on her body. The government examiner was also at the hospital to provide assistance. Meanwhile, after the police investigations, they immediately took action that night and arrested Lee Ming Ho.
Lee has worked with several Hong Kong, Taiwan and foreign singers before. He is primarily responsible for rehearsal before recording of songs. In 2008, when he accepted an interview with artist Elanne Kong, he expressed he loves the behind-the-scenes work. Even if there are late night work hours and he doesn't get enough sleep, but seeing the artists so happy while recording, he has an indescribable feeling of satisfaction.
According to the business registration, Lee owns VI-MAX Music Studio which was established in 2004. The company has an account with Facebook and Weibo. The company concentrates on recording, rehearsals and instruction on musical instruments. There has also been many photos with celebrities uploaded on the site, including with Eason Chan, Karen Mok, William So, Grasshopper and more.
The TVB female artist that was described in this article has a sweet appearance, and participated in a beauty contest two years ago. When she was in the contest, she expressed she has interest in singing, and especially likes to sing Mandarin songs. She also spoke about how her participation in the beauty contest can give her an opportunity to step into the entertainment circle. She hopes to become a singer one day.