Cold War 2 extra stabbed over alleged indecent assault during filming, Hong Kong court hears
Extra accuses colleague of stabbing him over alleged indecent assault on his girlfriend’s daughter
An extra claimed he was pushed and stabbed by a colleague whom he confronted for allegedly indecently assaulting his girlfriend’s 18-year-old daughter while shooting a chaotic scene in the popular film Cold War 2 in August last year.
The District Court heard that Andy Wong Hoi-man, 38, did not immediately confront the alleged assailant, Ta Vinh Tam, 49, because he and his girlfriend were too busy with the movie. The case was reported to police the following day.
When the two men crossed paths again two months later on October 6, Ta denied that he had indecently assaulted the girl and a dispute erupted between the pair.
Prosecutors said Ta pushed Wong’s chest and punched his face, before he stabbed his victim up to five times with his pocket knife.
Wong was sent to the intensive care unit at Queen Elizabeth Hospital with knife wounds to his left chest and limbs.
Ta also called police, reporting that he was struck on the head and hip by a colleague, and explaining that he stabbed the man’s left arm in self-defence.
Upon his arrest, he said: “He’s taller than me by one head, it was out of self-defence, I stabbed him with a pocket knife.”
He pleaded not guilty on Monday to one count of wounding with intent.
The court heard that he told police in a recorded interview that he had never seen his alleged victim before the day of the incident.
But he did recall there was a woman who accused him of bumping into her while shooting a scene that involved more than 250 actors running in panic at Sai Ying Pun MTR station. At the time he denied it was intentional.
Testifying in court, Wong denied that he framed Ta as he explained that he held no grievances against his colleague.
“I only wanted to know what happened,” he said, referring to the alleged attack on his girlfriend’s 18-year-old daughter Olivia So Wai-yin.
“But you scolded the defendant,” defence counsel Terry Wong countered. “Because you firmly believe in your heart that the defendant indecently assaulted the daughter.”
The case continues before judge Kwok Wai-kin.