Buzzing: Eddie Peng denies gay rumour

Eddie Peng denies gay rumour

Taiwanese actor Eddie Peng on Monday refuted a Weibo rumour that he is gay and had a relationship with a venture capitalist. His company said the story was "pure fabrication" and that it had handed the case to lawyers.

Big response to actress' sexual-abuse prompt

Actress Alyssa Milano has sparked a massive outpouring with a simple Twitter request that women respond "me too" if they have been sexually assaulted or harassed. More than 27,000 people replied, making "#MeToo" the top trending topic through Sunday. The avalanche of painful personal stories comes amid a series of high-profile sex-abuse scandals - the latest one centred on Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein.

Singer Bjork tells of sexual harassment

Icelandic pop singer Bjork said on Sunday she was sexually harassed by a film director, adding that she was inspired to speak out by the flood of separate allegations against American producer Harvey Weinstein.

The 51-year-old musician did not name the director, but said he had "a staff of dozens who enabled... and encouraged" his behaviour. She said she was able to walk away from the incident with her career relatively intact because she had "no ambitions in the acting world".

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 17, 2017, with the headline 'Buzzing'. Print Edition | Subscribe