Big time Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi is allegedly being investigated for links to prostitution. They’re saying the reason she can’t travel to the premier of her new film, Dangerous Liaisons, is because they won’t let her due to these allegations. Here’s what she’s being accused of:
Zhang’s involvement in the scandal with Bo, was believed to have been arranged by another government official and an associate of Bo, Xu Ming, the founder and chairman of the Dailian Shide Group.
The actress had agreed to sleep with Bo for 10 million Yuan (approximately SG$2 million) and they had at least 10 encounters in between 2004 to 2007, according to the Chinese media.
Zhang was also believed to have been introduced to other officials through Xu, and slept with them to rake in about 700 million Yuan (SG$141.7 million) from the transactions that took place between 2004 and 2007.
Damn, son. In response to these reports, Zhang Ziyi was like ‘fuck that shit’.
“I’d like to thank everyone for their concern. I really want to tell everyone my attitude about this.
“This ‘news’ is a complete lie. Both within the article and between the lines, there were contemptuous lies,” said Zhang during a press conference after the 12th Chinese Film Media Awards in Haikou on Wednesday, reported Chinese media.
“I met with my lawyers in Hong Kong and clearly expressed my position.”
“Whatever the cost, I will seek legal recourse and pursue this matter to the very end,” said Zhang, referring to an article in a Hong Kong tabloid that has triggered a wave of rumours about her.
Zhang explained that she seldom went out of her way to explain or respond to rumours and fabricated news, but decided to take the Hong Kong tabloid to task for the article as it, and other similar media reports, gave people a bad impression of the Chinese film industry.
“I read a lot of comments from people who don’t know the truth and they think this film industry is like that (rife with unsavoury dealings).
“This time, these (irresponsible reports) have not only hurt me, but maligned the film industry. And worse of all, they (some media outlets) made use of such hot topics to fool the public,” said the 32-year-old actress.
Word. So I guess that’s that. Zhang Ziyi is dope as hell and I respect the shit out of her. Also, she would beat my ass so we’re taking her side in the matter. But we will say this… publicity stunt? You know what, scratch that. I don’t want to get punched in the dick.