A Chinese actress is being sued after a man claims she “stared at him too intensely” through his TV set, the BBC reports.
The lawsuit was filed by a man in Shanghai after he watched Zhao Wei in a series called Tiger Mom, which debuted last month.
A new law making it harder for courts in China to reject lawsuits has led to concerns of a rise in the number of frivolous claims being made.
The registration system requires courts to accept legitimate lawsuits when they’re filed or clearly state reasons for rejecting them, and Chinese citizens have the right to appeal against the decisions.
The rules came into force on 1 May with a 29% rise in cases reported in China.
Tiger Mom, starring Zhao Wei, centres on a couple’s different approaches to raising their daughter.
Zhao plays a mother who relentlessly pushes her daughter’s development, while the father wants his child to have more freedom.
Zhao Wei is one of China’s biggest and richest movie stars and starred in director John Woo’s Red Cliff.