Actress known for her quick temper gets two weeks for pitching drama

Mountain bike actress Sit Ying-yi was sentenced to two weeks in prison for kicking her neighbor in Yuen Long after being reprimanded for not wearing a mask.

Sit, 37, was also fined HK$5,000 for violating the mask warrant. She is out on bail.

Sit pleaded guilty to one count of common assault and failure to wear a mask in a specified public place before Senior Magistrate Don So Man-lung at Tuen Mun Magistrate’s Court yesterday.

The court heard that Sit had an argument in the elevator lobby of Yuen Ping House, Long Ping Estate, on September 30 last year after a neighbor saw her without a mask and reminded her of put one.

Sit ignored her and attempted to flee the scene. But an argument ensues, Sit slaps the neighbor’s hand to try to prevent her from filming with her cell phone. Sit later kicked him in the stomach.

The neighbor did not go to see a doctor but said she felt pain in her right hand and stomach.

Sit was finally arrested on February 11.

While on bail, she admitted to committing the crime, saying she punched the neighbor’s arm and kicked her because she wouldn’t let her go and continued to film.

During the mitigation, the defense attorney said Sit regretted his behavior and took responsibility for his actions immediately after his arrest.

The attorney said Sit committed the crime when she was emotionally unstable and violated the mask warrant only because she was going for a run. The lawyer asked the court for a restraining order as an alternative to prison given that the neighbor had only been slightly injured.

The lawyer added that Sit earned around HK$6,000 to HK$10,000 per month.

Sit appeared frightened upon hearing her sentence and was taken by court police to the detention room.

Its manager, who was sitting in the gallery, immediately contacted ATV’s senior management to discuss solutions.

Sit then applied for bail pending appeal in the afternoon and it was granted by So. She left the courtroom around 2 p.m.

She said, “I just wanna go back [home] and rest a little.”

His manager said Sit’s managing agent would bear the legal costs

Sit joined the Miss Asia pageant in 2021 and became popular with viewers for her temperament and style. She won the Miss Best Efforts award in the final even though she was eliminated early on.

Former terrestrial television station ATV, or Asia Television Ltd, is now a studio whose shows and content are distributed through the station’s app and through over-the-top services after its renewal ban license in 2015. She eventually disappeared from the airwaves. April 1, 2016.