After being found guilty of tax evasion, Deng Lun‘s (鄧倫) career may well be over. In addition to being fined, the actor’s brand endorsement contracts cut their ties. His television and film works were also taken off the shelves. After issuing an apology and seeing his career continue towards a downward slide, Deng Lun was spotted at the airport with his father looking solemn.
A company is allegedly suing Deng Lun for damages and financial losses. In addition to demanding the return of an endorsement fee of 12.8 million yuan, the company is also suing him for liquidated damages of 4.8 million yuan and losses of 530,000 yuan. Since Deng Lun had about 15 endorsement brands on hand before the scandal, he may potentially face payments of over 200 million yuan for contract violations.
The fall of one may mean the rise of another. With Deng Lun’s projects halted and marketability diminished, the industry has turned their attention to actor, Li Xian (李現). The 30-year-old has a positive image and boasts many similarities to Deng Lun, and recently co-starred with Liu Yifei (劉亦菲) in the television series Going to a Windy Place <去有風的地方>.
This article is written by Huynh for JayneStars.com.