Soap actress Jennifer Coppen allegedly slapped a bar after defending a woman from harassment

TV actress Jennifer Rochelle Coppen has become the talk of the island after she apparently confronted several men harassing an intoxicated woman at a local bar… and was slapped for it. Police are currently investigating the allegations.

Local media reported that the incident happened at Shishi nightclub on Petitenget Street in Kerobokan on Thursday around 3:30 a.m. Jennifer was hanging out near the entrance when she saw a drunk woman being harassed by a group of men.

The identity of the woman is not yet known but it has been reported that she was a foreigner.

Worried, Jennifer decided to approach the men and asked one of them to stop harassing the woman. Another man, apparently the men’s bodyguard, abruptly verbally threatened Jennifer before slapping her.

Jennifer, who suffered bruises on her right cheek and jaw, filed a formal complaint the following afternoon with North Kuta Police.

“We are still investigating the case and interviewing witnesses. Last night (Monday) we already searched the crime scene,” North Kuta Police Chief Mohammad Amir said today.

So far, three witnesses have been interviewed, while another is due to be interviewed this afternoon. Amir added that four names have already been identified as the alleged perpetrators.

The allegations caught the attention of the Ministry for the Advancement of Women and Child Protection.

“We trust the police [to thoroughly investigate the case]said the ministry’s special staff member, I Gusti Agung Putri Astrid.

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