Zhang Ziyi was accused of exchanging sex for millions of dollars with Chinese politician, Bo Xilai earlier. According to Apple Daily, Ziyi allegedly slept with Bo Xilai at least 10 times between 2007 to 2011. Ziyi was outraged by the claims, vowing to sue the Chinese media outlets for fabricating the defamatory rumors.
Zhang Ziyi said, “This ‘news’ is a complete lie. Both within the article and between the lines, there were contemptuous lies!”
Outrageous Sex Claims
Without fully investigating their story, Apple Daily recently published a report claiming that Zhang Ziyi had met Chinese politician, Bo Xilai in 2007 through wealthy businessman, Xu Ming. The tabloid also alluded that Ziyi pocketed $100 million by sleeping with other wealthy and powerful men over the last 10 years.
Zhang Ziyi Beyond Angry
After appearing at the 12th Annual Chinese Film Media Awards, Zhang Ziyi spoke before a crowded room of reporters. Abandoning her normal blase attitude towards past negative rumors, Ziyi was outraged by the recent prostitution allegations. She felt that the tabloids had further sensationalized recent political topics by spinning a sexual angle to provoke and fool the public.
Throughout the press conference, Zhang Ziyi pounded her hand on the table, vowing to sue media outlets who fabricated such defamatory rumors about her reputation. Ziyi said, “Once again, thank you for your support. If the media continues to issue deceiving reports to fool the public in an intensifying manner, then I will strike one after another!”
Although saddened by the incident, Ziyi vowed to not remain a victim of tabloid sensationalism. She will pursue legal action over the unfounded prostitution claims at all costs. “The event has entered the legal process. No matter what it costs, I will use legal means to hold the responsible parties accountable!”
Currently filming final scenes for director Wong Kar Wai’s The Grandmasters <一代宗師>, Zhang Ziyi was unable to attend the 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival earlier.
Source: Oriental Daily
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