Although he was acquitted of all charges, Gavin Gao Yunxiang’s (高云翔) acting career and reputation has not recovered since his sexual assault scandal in 2018. He has since returned to China and kept a low profile, but he is being sued 60 million Chinese yuan in filming losses.
Gao Yunxiang was filming for drama Aranya’s Love <阿那亞戀情> in Sydney when a female production crew member accused him of sexual assault. Since the drama production was interrupted and never completed because of the controversy, investors are suing the actor for losses incurred.
Actress Michelle Dong Xuan (董璇) had supported Gao Yunxiang in the initial trial, but had divorced him in 2019 in what was believed to be a move to protect their financial assets. Despite their divorce, Dong Xuan will be held jointly liable in paying back the sued amount.
Involved in the litigation for three years, Zhejiang Talent shared the first-instance judgement. The announcement showed that their case against Gao Yunxiang received a clear decision, which included a termination of the actor’s employment contract and he was required to compensate for losses of CNY 60 million.
This article is written by Kiki for JayneStars.com.