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Jeff Huang not guilty of libel 黃立成誹謗案 一審判無罪

Jeff Huang's friends congratulate him after they learn the judge's verdict, May 11, 2007.
五月十一日,在獲悉法官的判決後,黃立成的友人向他表達祝賀。

PHOTO: TAIPEI TIMES

Jeff Huang founded the LA Boyz group and helped bring American rap culture to Taiwan. Lawmaker Chiu Yi-ying took him to court for libel. Huang said in a pop song that two lawmakers, including Chiu, were corrupt.

The judge ruled him innocent, saying he didn't mean to do any harm.

"I'm glad about the verdict," Huang said in comments aired by TVBS Cable News on May 11. He believes the courts have "given creative room and freedom for songwriters."

Huang believes the decision "will inspire more creative music in Taiwan."

Huang formed LA Boyz with younger brother Stanley and cousin Steven Lin about 10 years ago in Taiwan after the three Taiwanese Americans returned from the US.

The band made several hit songs mixing ideas of US rap with traditional Taiwanese music before breaking up about three years ago.

Jeff Huang, 36, is now lead vocalist for another band, Machi.

(Jason Cox, Staff Writer with AP)

曾組少男團體LA Boyz、並把美國饒舌文化帶進台灣的黃立成,因在一首流行歌曲中提及兩名立委收賄,被他點名的立委邱議瑩憤而控告他誹謗。

法官判他無罪,表示他並非故意誹謗告訴人。

五月十一日TVBS有線電視新聞播出黃立成對此事的看法,他表示:「判決結果讓我很高興。」他認為法院「尊重詞曲作者創作的空間及自由」。

黃立成相信這項判決「將激發台灣更多音樂創作」。

大約十年前,黃立成與胞弟黃立行、表弟林智文三人自美返台,組成團體LA Boyz。

LA Boyz曾創作了好幾首融合美式饒舌與台灣傳統音樂的暢銷歌曲。LA Boyz約在三年前解散。

現年三十六歲的黃立成目前是麻吉樂團的主唱。

(美聯社/翻譯:林倩如)

TODAY'S WORDS 今日單字

1. libel n.

誹謗 (fei3 bang4)

例: Libel is the publishing of false statements harmful to a person's reputation.

(發表傷害某人名譽的不實陳述就是誹謗。)

2. corrupt adj.

貪污的 (tan1 wu1 de5)

例: The official was charged with corruption for taking a NT$1 million bribe.

(那名官員因收受新台幣一百萬元的賄款而被控貪瀆。)

3. verdict n.

裁決 (cai2 jue2)

例: The jury delivered a verdict in favor of the defendant, so he didn't go to jail.

(陪審團的判決有利於被告,他因此免去牢獄之災。)

4. vocalist n.

歌手 (ge1 shou3)

例: A singer can also be called a vocalist.

(Singer也可稱為vocalist。)


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