Michelle Ye (葉璇) had dinner with wealthy businessmen and rejected to drink together with them on 11th March 2019. She posted a message on the same night: “Have you been forced by a chairman of a shopping mall to keep drinking despite refusing it for an hour? He continued to force me although I rejected it politely. Eventually, he scolded me and I left immediately without eating and will not go to this shopping centre again.”

Michelle replied a classmate invited her to dinner when the netizen asked about the person invited her. Some netizens believed that businessman had a hidden agenda and Michelle felt it was shameful. She said: “Forcing people to drink should be classified as one of the sexual harassments. I hope it will not give a bad influence to the youngsters and people should prove themselves bravely. We should not give up our principles simply because of the gains and will definitely have a breakdown and fail badly during the real test.”

Michelle also emphasised she was not a drinker and only held the cup to propose a toast only: “I do not drink at all. I have been explaining for an hour and he dared not force a policeman to drink since he is not a drinker too. He started to scold me when I refused to drink and that policeman tried to help me after that. He assumes I am easily bullied since I am an ordinary woman.”

Source: https://ol.mingpao.com/ldy/showbiz/latest/20190312/1552366184546/%E3%80%90%E8%87%AA%E7%88%86%E8%A2%AB%E5%AF%8C%E5%95%86%E9%80%BC%E9%A3%B2%E9%85%92%E3%80%91%E8%91%89%E7%92%87%E6%8B%92%E5%B0%B1%E7%AF%84-%E6%87%89%E5%88%97%E7%82%BA%E5%9C%96%E8%AC%80%E4%B8%8D%E8%BB%8C%E6%80%A7%E4%BE%B5