A Malaysian beauty queen and her boyfriend have been charged with using a luxury car without its owner’s consent in Hong Kong.
Debbie Goh, 33, was charged with driving away a Mercedes sports car without authority on Sept 7, 2009.
Her interior designer lover Hudson Chang, 37, was charged with instigating her to perform the act on the same day.
Both of them pleaded not guilty to the respective charges at Eastern Magistrates’ Courts on Monday, HK’s media reported.
The court case would be continued on Nov 9, and the couple was given bail of HK$1,000 (RM383) each.
Debbie won the first Miss Astro Chinese International Pageant competition in 1998.
She then ventured into the entertainment industry and participated in several films in the Special Administrative Region but was only given minor roles.
In 2009, she returned to the Malaysia showbiz and immediately, she was cast as the female lead in Age of Glory, a popular local production Chinese drama that recorded a rating of 14 points with 800,000 viewers.
Debbie won the Most Popular Actress title at NTV7’s Golden Award with the series.
Chang is a ‘rich second generation’, whose father owns an Indonesian restaurant and is involved in other businesses.