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Fan Bingbing Releases Apology Statement, Breaks Silence on Tax Evasion Case

Fan Bingbing Releases Apology Statement, Breaks Silence on Tax Evasion Case

Fan Bingbing is speaking out for the first time since she went missing from the public eye.

The 37-year-old actress, who hasn’t been seen since July 1, is facing a massive fine from the Chinese government for allegedly not paying her taxes.

Bingbing owes up to $128 million in back taxes, fees, and additional fines. If she pays the huge sum of money, she will escape criminal prosecution as it’s her first offense.

After the Chinese government confirmed the fines via a report in state-run media outlet Xinhua, Fan took to her Weibo social media account to release a statement.

“I failed my country which nurtured me; I failed the society which trusted me; I failed the fans who liked me,” Fan reportedly said, according to translations.

“Everything I ever accomplished came from the country and the people’s support”, Fan said. “I would be nothing without the party and the country’s good policies, as well as the love and support of the people”.

Fan says she will pay the fines: “I totally accepted all of them, and will raise funds to pay my taxes and penalties regardless of any obstacles.”

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  • Marie Bunny Shepard

    Tax evasion is one thing, but I’m pretty sure she’s held hostage in her own country. “The Party”… My god.

  • Jean Morel

    Indeed. This statement reads like a hostage being forced to read a prepared message on camera at gunpoint. Hopefully she’s able to pay and get her career back on track.

  • KS_in_TP

    This poor woman. That was a disturbing statement. It sounds like something out of 1930′s Mao generation. I believe she’s been in prison. I believed that as soon as it was reported she “disappeared”. You don’t just disappear because you owe taxes. She disappeared because she was in prison, and I also believe the whole reason her disappearance went internationally public is because someone in America spoke out in her favor, to frighten the Chinese. It appears to have worked. She will owe shit tons of money but at least she’s not in prison anymore.

  • KS_in_TP

    Yeah, it’s awful. I believe she’s been in prison and is scared to death. I also think it’s possible this is about more than taxes — the Chinese government (“the Party”, yuck!) may have caught her trying to defect.

  • becynics

    Fanny should ask Crooked Donny for pointers.

  • Jean Morel

    I don’t even want to imagine what they did to her in there.

  • Marie Bunny Shepard

    Totally

  • Marie Bunny Shepard

    Totally