|courtesy of mingpao.com|
Taiwan film IWEIRDO earlier was accused of plagiarizing the Malaysian film MILLION LOVES IN ME. MILLION LOVES IN ME copyright holder, the Hong Kong film company JK Holdings Limited two days ago filed suit with the Superior Court against IWEIRDO's director Liao Ming-Yi, producer Ivy Chen and Hong Kong distribution company Golden Scene for libel over their response to the plagiarism accusations of MILLION LOVES IN ME. The suit claimed that some of the comments were false and had ill intent, making them libelous. The company asked the court to issue an injunction to keep the defendant from making any libelous comment and compensate the film company for its losses.
The libelous comments involved in the suit were expressed in September 9th and November 20th last year, leading to attacks on the plaintiff and switching the public's support for MILLION LOVES IN ME, and the plaintiff JK Holdings Limits' Hong Kong distribution troubles of MILLION LOVES IN ME and other films. The suit also claimed that the defendant's goal was to damage the plaintiff's profit and the film's success, asked the court to issue an injunction against libelous comments from being expressed in any method, and compensation for the damage that the company's business and reputation suffered.