Nguyen is a Vietnamese writer and translator living in Hanoi, Vietnam. Since October, the hashtag and the movement have gone viral around the world, with major MeToo revalations in countries ranging from Kenya to Sweden to South Korea. I worked with Vietnamese writer and translator Luna Nguyen to fill the English-speaking world in on some of the major scandals which have been making waves in Vietnamese society. Pham Anh Khoa is a famous rock singer in Vietnam.
He first climbed to fame when he won the first prize in a singing competition. He is married and has two children and maintained his fame in part because of his scandal-free life. Finally, on April 27th, a dancer named Pham Lich who was working with Pham Anh Khoa stepped forward and told her story. The dancer claimed Pham Anh Khoa was an abusive and unfaithful man and that he became increasingly abusive as time went on and she continued to reject his advances.
Since Pham Lich came forward, many other singers, actors, and actresses, both "Anh do does vietnam youtube sexual harassment" and female, came forward to support her decision to step forward. Of course there have been many many other people who have defended Pham Anh Khoa, in particular his male fans. They argue that it is normal for men to treat women in this manner and accused the dancer of lying to become famous.
There have even been calls to boycott her and ruin her career. She said she had nothing to lose now, and that she would tell more, explaining: Pham Lich says she is not afraid and will offer more evidence if necessary. Meanwhile, Pham Anh Khoa maintained silence about the issue, which the public began to take as a de facto admission of guilt. Finally, after several days of silence, Pham Anh Khoa made an official statement. Pham Lich became very angry and said she had been threatened by many anonymous messages, phone calls, and emails from angry fans of Pham Anh Khoa.
Pham Lich released more details about what had transpired between her and Pham Anh Khoa. They had worked together for only two weeks, during which time they had met Anh do does vietnam youtube sexual harassment or eight times.
Pham Anh Khoa asked Pham Lich to go to his house to work, where he had a fully equipped recording studio. The first two or three times, she came during the day time, but Pham Anh Khoa slept the whole time and she had to wait for him for many hours. After a few of these episodes, Pham Anh Khoa insisted that she come at night because he was unable to focus in the morning.
Because he was her coach, she felt she had no choice, and agreed to work between 9pm and 10pm. Many times when she came, there was nobody home except for Pham Anh Khoa. She said she was afraid, but decided not to ask why nobody else Anh do does vietnam youtube sexual harassment around.
While working, Pham Anh Khoa usually asked her many personal questions. He asked if she had broken up with her boyfriend, if she was in a relationship, and what kind of man she preferred.
He tried to touch her back and her thighs many times. She felt she had no choice but to continue coming to practice. Pham Anh Khoa once answered the door wearing a towel. She was very frightened and upset by this, and considered taking photos with her phone, but she was too afraid. She said she looked away and told him to go put on his normal clothes. After those two weeks, Pham Lich asked to drop out of the show, and told the television studio that it was because he was sexually harassing her.
Pham Anh Khoa tried to play the victim in the aftermath of these private allegations, claiming that Pham Lich was destroying his pride and reputation. He tried to arrange a meeting with Pham Lich on two occasions. A bit later, he asked her for a meeting a second time.