WEB DESK: A man in China sued an actress for staring him through a television screen, BBC reported.
A new law in China requires courts to accept all sorts of cases. The rule came into force on May 1 with a 29% rise in cases reported in China. In case of rejection, Chinese citizens have the right to appeal against the decisions.
As an effect of the new rule, a Chinese actress is being sued by a man. “She stared at me too intensely through my TV set”, the man claimed and filed a cases against her.
According to the reports which appeared on BBC, the lawsuit was filed by a man in Shanghai after he watched Zhao Wei in a series called Tiger Mom, which debuted last month.
The case cannot be rejected by the court following the new rule.
BBC quoted the Supreme People’s Court saying that over a million cases more were filed after the law was passed this year.
A court official refused to say whether the case had been accepted. The Legal Daily newspaper said that the man was alleging that Zhao’s stare caused him “spiritual damage”.
BBC quoted Gan Wen, who works at China’s Supreme Court saying, citizens are abusing their rights to file lawsuits with such ridiculous cases and Zhao’s case is an example of this act.
“It’s not necessary to waste our judicial resources on cases like these,” he said.