Zhang Ziyi, the beautiful actress from "Memoirs of a Geisha" and "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon," is demanding an apology from the Apple and all the other "news" outlets that reported that she played a part in the sex scandal involving Chinese politician Bo Xilai. The scandal rumors — from E! But Zhang's rep told E! News: "The accusations made against award-winning actress Zhang Ziyi are completely false and defamatory. There is no truth in any of the allegations that have come forth which are a result of calculated cruel intentions against a well-respected established actress. Legal repercussions are ensuing and these scandalous reports will not be tolerated in any way.
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Ziyi, whose absence from last week's Cannes premiere of her latest movie, "Dangerous Liaisons," was noted by the international media, has issued a heated denial of the charges. According to the Apple Daily, Zhang Ziyi's main client was Bo Xilai, who allegedly had sex with her 11 times between and The report alleges Ziyi amassed million dollars from these and trysts with other clients arranged by a prominent billionaire businessman, Xu Ming. The firm demanded a full and prompt retraction and apology and reserved the right to legal action.
Zhang Ziyi denies paid sex scandal
Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi ' s publicist released a statement on Tuesday, to dismiss allegations that she had been paid to have sex with a disgraced politician. It sent stone-cold chills down our spines and has left us with a feeling of deep sadness," Zhang's team said in an online statement. Zhang is reportedly under investigation by the Chinese government and has been barred from leaving the country.
Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi has reached an undisclosed settlement with a US-based website which has apologised for false reports that she was paid to have sex with top Chinese officials. Zhang shot to stardom after starring in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and has since gone on to appear in several high profile Hollywood movies, including Rush Hour 2 and Memoirs of a Geisha. A short statement on her official Sina Weibo site said: "Nineteen months, and nearly nights and days, is perhaps not very long for a scandal case, but it is long enough to destroy an innocent person's reputation. Boxun, in a front page apology , said it had reported "negative and untrue information" about Zhang, which had been "insupportable and improper". When the rumour first broke that Zhang Ziyi had been paid for sex with top Party officials, the story grabbed headlines around the world.