[quote=“Okami”]Why is this temped?[/quote]I tempted it myself with a little self-moderating. I didn’t know if anyone would really be interested in discussing this story or the adultery law in Taiwan beyond a “temp designated shelf life”. If it catches fire, real moderators could move it somewhere more appropriate.
There are some very interesting aspects about this story and the laws regarding adultery in Taiwan.
The adultery law is flawed and unfair and allows for selective prosecution. In most cases, the aggrieved party can decide who gets prosecuted and who doesn’t. In almost all cases, it’s the “other woman” who faces prosecution for the adultery and not the husband. It almost excuses the behavior of a man and puts the blame squarely on the shoulders of a “temptress” woman. In order for this law to fair, once a complaint of adultery is made, both parties involved should be prosecuted and punished equally. In this case, the wife decided to drop the suit against her husband and only requested prosecution of the other woman. “If it wasn’t for her, my husband wouldn’t have strayed!” Yeah, right!
Clear evidence of adultery, a video, was not enough to win a conviction. The fact that the video was not authorized by one of the participants in the video is irrelevant. Evidence is evidence and it clearly proved an adulterous affair. However, if the evidence was found to be tainted per the doctorine of “The Fruit from the poison tree” (meaning any evidence obtained illegally), the evidence would have to have been suppressed and rendered inadmissible in a court of law. Without the key evidence, the case should have been dropped and shouldn’t have even made it to trial. Therefore, no video, no evidence, no conviction unless both parties confessed to the crime. It is incorrect to make a legal proclamation that the accused is found innocent of adultery because although they had sex in the video and it was proven, she didn’t give her permission to be filmed! Outrageous!
The investigation of one alleged crime uncovers evidence that could lead to additional criminal charges, but are ignored. So, this case is only about adultery and any uncovering of additional evidence regarding illegal wiretapping, or theft, or illegally obtained evidence and the Taiwanese Court is going to do nothing about it? What if in addition to the adulterous sex video there were two more videos showing criminal activity like showing people operating an illegal drug lab, or cutting up and disposing a corpse of a murdered person? Would the Taiwanese Court do anything about it at all? “Nevermind, this isn’t adultery so we’ll let it slide!”
Other ridiculous stories of adultery in Taiwan come to mind.
Anybody remember the two judges who committed adultery together and had a baby? Their attorney spouses sued them both for adultery. During the trial it was proved that the two judges were in love with each other, had sex, gotten pregnant, had a baby together (proven by DNA). They were both found innocent of adultery! How you say? Because they said that although they were in love with each other and had been in love with each other for quite some time, they never had an inappropriate relationship…in Taiwan. They both attended a two week law conference in America and that is when their only sexual encounter occured and they became pregnant from this two week period outside of Taiwan! They had an obstetrician expert witness who testified in court that the only time they could have gotten pregnant was during this two week period in America! Case dismissed! Want to break Taiwanese law, commit your crime off island!
Taiwan lawmaker Cheng Yu-chen publicly hooked up with a former well known actress named Sophie Wang who was his “personal aide”. Without first divorcing his wife, Cheng ditched his wife in the summer of 2002, and eloped with Wang and married her in Vegas in one of the most scandalous extra-marital affairs in Taiwan’s political history. So, when he returned to Taiwan he had two wives! He was also absent from the Legislative Yuan from summer through November. Let’s see what we have here. Adultery, bigamy, violation of office, violation of public trust. What happened to him? Nothing. No charges of any kind were brought against him. Wife forgave him, family forgave him and he’s still rattling around somewhere.
Infamous Chu Mei-Fong, former director of Hsinchu City’s cultural affairs bureau, and the X-rated VCD back in 2001. Yes, I have one, too. She was caught on video having sex with a married man. No charges were ever levied against her and the wife of the married man never filed charges against her or her husband for the proven adulterous affair. It seems that a former jealous lover asked a friend of Chu named Kuo Yu-ling to set up a hidden spy cameras in her bedroom, office, and car to record her screwing around behind his back although they were already broken up. What a serious stalker ass-hat! At least six video tapes containing footage of sexual encounters with Chu Mei-fong and almost a dozen well-known political and business figures had been filmed. Talk about screwing her way to the top! The former boyfriend and the one behind ordering the filming was none other than former Hsinchu Mayor Tsai Jen-chien. In the end, Chu Mei-Fong was considered the victim of illegal videoing, was considered a hero in Singapore and actually went there and gave a music concert where she pocketed $80,000 USD for her troubles. Her ex-boyfriend, Tsai Jen-chien, who was behind the whole video stalking scandle was let off without so much as a hand-slap as Chu publicly forgave him. However, the woman who placed the $200,000 NTD worth of spy camera and recording equipment was fined and sent to prison! How’s that for justice!?!?! Chu Mei-Fong recently returned to Taiwan after a long self-imposed exile in China. Guess what she’s doing now? You guessed it! She’s working as a personal aide to a lawmaker of the Legislative Yuan. Guess it’s time to screw herself to the top again! :roflmao: