4 charged in poo attack on Jam Hsiao

Taipei - Taiwanese singer Jam Hsiao, who escaped being hit with faeces in an attack last week, on Monday gave his statement to Taipei police, as four suspects were charged in the case.

Hsiao, 26, arrived in Taiwan from China, with his face shielded in a visor, ostensibly against another attack.

Four men were on Sunday charged with intimidation and public insult, reported Focus Taiwan News Channel. Last week, two of them allegedly threw faeces and urine into Hsiao's car, which hit his driver. One of the four, surnamed Chang, told police that he masterminded the crime to help a friend named Ms Woo get back at Hsiao's management company, according to reports.

Chang, 28, whom police identified as a triad member, claimed that Ms Woo and her niece fell after the agency's staff pushed them at a Hsiao fan meet.

But his claim of violence was denied by Hsiao's manager. The police also doubt that he instigated the attack as another suspect had reportedly told them the poo act was to seek revenge for a wealthy Japanese fan named Yuki.

Meanwhile, Yuki, who has been pleading innocence from Indonesia, said she does not know Chang. In July, Hsiao had to call his estate's security guards after she rang his doorbell in the early hours to offer him soup.

On Facebook, Hsiao ranted: "How did you breach security to come to my door? Please respect others." Yuki, who is in her 40s, later denied harassing Hsiao.

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