TAIPEI - Acclaimed Taiwanese director Doze Niu has been charged with sexually assaulting a female crew member who was working on his latest film Pao Ma, prosecutors said Friday.
In a statement announcing the charge, Taipei District Prosecutors Office accused Niu of trying to avoid responsibility "by downplaying his actions and insinuating that the woman is partially to blame".
He faces up to 10 years in prison if found guilty.
The alleged assault occurred on Nov 24 following a meeting at Niu's home in Taipei when other guests had left.
A friend later accompanied the woman to a hospital and filed a police report.
Niu has denied the allegations and has yet to comment since the charge was filed.