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Ziyi Zhang Slams Sex Scandal Allegations

Ziyi Zhang Slams Sex Scandal Allegations

Ziyi Zhang is threatening to take legal action against media outlets reporting her involvement in a Chinese politician sex scandal.

“The accusations made against [the 33-year-old actress] are completely false and defamatory,” her rep tells “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.”

One Hong Kong newspaper alleged Ziyi – whose credits include Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Memoirs of a Geisha – pocketed more than $100 million to have sex with high-ranking Chinese officials since 2007.

“We just want to help her get rid of this disturbance and seek justice,” Ziyi‘s rep added. “Then she will be able to shoot her films in peace and quiet and present you, her fans, with more and better films in return.”

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  • FrG

    If there is a rep to come and deny a story… it’s because the story is true… JUST SAYING.

  • Todd


  • Kiki

    You should read Lainey’s post about this. Seriously, before you come here and say it’s true and get judgmental, read Lainey’s Gossip. It’s all much worse than we can imagine.

  • Mari


    Yeah, because the Queen of Trash talk is such a reliable source being born and raised in Canada.

  • XYZ


  • Maxwell

    Who cares? People get paid all over the world to have sex. If she wasnts to prostitute herself, that’s her business.

  • Kiki

    @Mari: Mari, did you not know that she’s half Chinese? Either way, she puts this story under a different light. It’s worth the read.

  • Even

    She’s not half Chinese. She 100% Chiense. For some reason the East Asia media have never liked her. She crouches down to read a magazine on a lower shelf and they write that she’s a lowly crouching Chinese peasant.

  • Kiki

    @Even: Her father is Canadian.

  • Even

    @kiki where did you get that? Her dad’s Chinese. A Beijing economist. She’s 100% ethically Chinese. Definitely not Eurasian at all.

    I feel sorry for Zhang ZiYi. She works very hard and all these bad rumours still surface about her. I think all the hate comes from Chinese self-hatred.

  • Even

    You’re talking about Elaine Liu being eurasian. That site is the lowest of the low. The crap she wrote about the Chinese entertainment industry. That women knows nothing about China or Asia. It’s not half as bad as she claims. DOes she even speak Chinese?

  • Chinese

    Hi guys, I’m Chinese. Surprised to see there is a post about Zhang Ziyi’s scandal. I alse googled Lainey’s Gossip you mentioned above and read the post about Zhang. I want to tell you something, things we Chinese people gossip about:
    1. I can’t tell if the sex money part is true, but I do know there are people stepping her down really really hard, so she can get Zhang’s place of China’s top international movie star. As well as those people Zhang had pissed off. They hate her.
    2. About Lainey’s post, they are not all made up.A lot of things she posted make sense. Actually with the Jackie Chan part even worse. Rumour says every actress works on his film has to have sex with him, uness the actress has even more powerfull background than him. If not he’ll make her, with his power from both the white and black side. Including one very famouse Korean actress, if she wouldn’t have sex with him, he can make sure her works will never go to the Chinese entertainment market, which pretty much means career ending.
    Those are what we gossip about here in China, through internet.

  • Even

    Another thing is that Zhang Ziyi has been hated by the Chinese media (esp in HK) ever since (1) she played a Japanese woman in M of a Geisha; (2) she dated a white man. HK and Chinese media (not so much Taiwanese) hate the Japanese. They can’t forget what happened in Nanjing, etc. In some cases (not all) they also dislike actresses who date men.

  • Even

    Date white men,,,

  • Lou

    americans play european roles and vice versa all the time! double standards

  • p124

    actress getting paid crazy money for sex with high ranking officials or even members of royal families are somewhat normal at least in Asia. Lots of Thai, Vietnamese, Chinese actresses get these “proposals” and DO do it. There are middle eastern billionaires who desire to sleep with women they see on tv and they will pay millions to. it’s kind of a well known thing where i come from.

  • omd

    zhang is kind of homely to me. anyway, why would she need to have sex for money her bf is SOOOO rich already.

  • Orange

    That’s completely false. It’s condemned, and it’s certainly not normal in countries like Taiwan or Japan. It might happen, but it’s definitely not very widespread like you claim in all Asian countries. Some, not all.

  • Peace

    That is a shameless plot trying to destroy Ziyi Zhang. Go Ziyi, get the evil head behind all those uncivilized plot, defeat them , like a real kongfu Master!

  • chinese


  • Lily

    I’m so suprised to see her there with lots of gossip. Because she’s not the most famous actress in my country . really…

  • Asian American

    Who cares what she dates. But one thing I really care is you, either man or female, has to have self estime, dignity, confident, proud and don’t have to act or be somebody but yourself.

    It is too easy these days people look up someone to be. I don’t give a dam, I dress the way I want, I play the way I want, I want people to please me, not I please them. So, whoever your are, just be proud.

    If not, then, you are letting someone run your life. Disgrace!

  • niki

    this story happens everyday in all parts of the world. Famous beautiful women receive proposals from rich playboys who want to have fun and play a lot of money.

    There is also a case where they have pimps who have connections with the rich and powerful men in the government or businesses.

    They give offers that you cannot turn down….Money is the root of all evils and even if these women have money they still get tempted….anyway who would reject a million dollar offer for 1 night when they sleep with their bfs every night for free?