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Where is Fan Bingbing? Chinese Gov't Provides Update, Actress Faces Massive Fine

Where is Fan Bingbing? Chinese Gov't Provides Update, Actress Faces Massive Fine

Fan Bingbing has been missing from the public eye for over three months and the Chinese government has provided an update on the case.

There have been rumors that the 37-year-old actress (who had a birthday two weeks ago) is in prison, though no official updates have yet been made on her whereabouts.

The Chinese government has confirmed through a report in the state-run media outlet Xinhua that Bingbing is facing an $86 million government fine, according to CNN. She also will have to pay unpaid taxes and fees amounting to $42 million. If she pays the nearly $130 million on time, she will not be prosecuted.

There has been speculation that Bingbing‘s disappearance is linked to a tax evasion scandal. An article on a state-run media outlet had said last month that she was brought “under control and about to receive legal judgment,” but the article was deleted.

Bingbing is best known to American audiences for her role in the X-Men franchise and she was set to begin work on the upcoming movie 355 alongside Jessica Chastain, Lupita Nyong’o, and Penelope Cruz.

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  • j.

    $86 million fine?? That can’t be right

  • Pinstripe

    It’s more than that:

    Chinese mega star Fan Bingbing has been fined around 883 million yuan ($129m; £98.9m) for tax evasion and other offences, authorities said Wednesday.
    https://www.bbc.com/news/business-45728459