Actress Gloria Yip launches campaign against breast verdict

July 31, 2015 13:46
Gloria Yip (left photo) says she is protesting the legal "weaponization" of women's breasts after the assault conviction of Ng Lai-ying (right). Photos: Facebook, Apple Daily

Film and TV actress Gloria Yip has launched a campaign to protest the conviction of a woman for assaulting a policeman with her breasts.

Yip wants people to upload pictures with a “Breast X Weapon” hashtag on the internet, according to Stand News.

She said she is protesting the "weaponization" of the female body and wants the notion expunged from its new legal definition.

Yip said she has received support from netizens who have started posting messages on Facebook.

A women's advocacy group, Association Concerning Sexual Violence Against Women, said it is concerned the decision will deter victims of sexual violence from seeking help from the police.

Ng Lai-ying, 30, was found guilty of assaulting police chief inspector Chan Ka-po by hitting him with her breasts.

She was jailed three months and 15 days.

Chan said Ng attacked him with her breasts while photos and video clips showed her with a bloodied mouth.

Ng accused Chan of indecently assaulting her.

Magistrate Michael Chan said Ng’s yelling, which incited others to join, along with the throwing of objects at police officers, made the assault more serious than it was.

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