Yammie Lam

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Yammie Lam
Chinese name 藍潔瑛 (traditional)
Chinese name 蓝洁瑛 (simplified)
Pinyin Lán Jiéyīng (Mandarin)
Jyutping Laam2 Git2 Ying1 (Cantonese)
Born (1964-04-27) 27 April 1964 (age 54)
Hong Kong
Occupation Actress
Years active 1984 - 2004
Ancestry Chaozhou, Guangdong (Hakka)

Yammie Lam Kit-ying (born 27 April 1964), also known as Yammie Nam, is a former Hong Kong TVB actress, most notable for her performances in The Greed of Man and Looking Back In Anger.


Lam first joined TVB in 1983, and graduated from the TVB actor training class a few months later along with fellow actress Margie Tsang. She did a number of movies as well as TVB serials, soon becoming well known as one of the TVB's 5 Dragon Girls.

Personal life[edit]

Lam is of Chaozhou Hakka ancestry. In 1995 and 1996, Lam's parents died in succession. It was said she broke up with her boyfriend afterwards. In 1998, she got into a car accident. She was admitted into a mental institution in 1999. Her stage career was completely shattered by then despite her showing up in a few TV serials or movies afterwards.

In 2008, Lam was found wandering in the street smoking heavily and in her nightgown.[1] Police later arrived after responding to a concerned pedestrian's call and sent her to Sheung Shui station.[1] Adjudicated bankrupt in 2006, Lam is currently living on state welfare of HK$3,700 monthly.

Sexual assault incident[edit]

In December 2013, Next Magazine obtained the video of an interview with Lam where she said that she had been raped by two Hong Kong entertainment industry "big brothers". Lam stated that the first man had raped her after consuming alcohol, that the incident happened around 20 to 30 years ago, and that this man had passed away recently. Lam claims that another man raped her during a film production in Singapore by obtaining a key to her room, breaking in at night, and raping her. She claims that fears about his influence in the film industry has dissuaded her from reporting the incident to the Singaporean police. The interviewer had mentioned the names of the two accused men during the interview, and Lam acknowledged the names to be correct, but the audio portions were censored out of Next Magazine's published video; it is unknown if the edits were made by the magazine or by the original interviewer. [2][3] Subsequently, an anonymous source cited on Sina News corroborates the alleged rape in Singapore and claimed that the important man had announced, to the film crew, his intention of "having fun" with Lam before he allegedly broke into her room.[4]

In January 2018, a mainland Chinese journalist uploaded what appeared to be the uncensored video of Yammie Lam's interview. The audio revealed the alleged rapists to be Eric Tsang and Alan Tang (deceased in 2011).[5] A day after the release of the video, the rape accusation against Eric Tsang was corroborated by Grace Han, a prominent talent agent who formerly headed the Ford Models agency in Asia. Han further alleged that Eric Tsang was a serial sexual predator, and claims to know of a specific incident where a group of showbiz men led by Tsang allegedly drugged seven female models in a Hong Kong karaoke bar and raped six of them, while one model escaped. Eric Tsang denied both the authenticity of the video and Grace Han's claims, and a week later, Tsang filed a defamation law suit at the Hong Kong High Court and threatened to "punish" the accusers. [6][7]

Several media outlets have raised concerns that the audio portion of the 2018 video could have been edited, nothing that the interviewer's voice has increased in pitch from a male-sounding individual in the 2013 video to a female-sounding individual in the 2018 video. However, experts have suggested that the most likely explanation was that the published 2013 video was digitally altered to disguise the identity of the interviewer, and that the interviewer is in fact female. They also point out that the 2018 video contained unremoved backgrounds noises, indicating that it was either the original video or in an earlier state of edit compared to the 2013 video, which had noise cancellation. This implies that the leaker has access to the original unedited video, and the most probable leaker is the interviewer herself.[8][9]



  1. ^ a b Disturbed Yammie Nam Wanders in Night Gown; Pedestrians Call Police
  2. ^ JayneStars - Admitted Raped by entertainment "Big Brother"
  3. ^ Chow, Vivienne (2018-01-11). "Hong Kong Star Eric Tsang Denies Rape Allegations – Variety". Variety.com. Retrieved 2018-09-16.
  4. ^ Sina Daily News, Dec 2013, accessed in Jan 2018 (Chinese)
  5. ^ BBC China, 2018 (traditional Chinese)
  6. ^ Sina China, 2018 (simplified Chinese)
  7. ^ Variety, 2018 (English)
  8. ^ HK01 article, Jan 2018, (Chinese).
  9. ^ audio analysis (Chinese)
  10. ^ https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0112778/
  11. ^ https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0114996/

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