Zhang Ziyi Sues Over Stories Linking Her To Disgraced Politician Bo Xilai: Reports

Zhang Ziyi has made good on a promise to hit back at media outlets for defamation over stories that alleged she received $110M to have sex with former Chinese politician Bo Xilai and other unnamed government officials. Attorneys for the Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon star filed a complaint in the High Court of Hong Kong on Monday, saying the actress has suffered “immense grievance and distress,” Bloomberg reports. A suit was also filed in the US, according to The South China Morning Post. Zhang is seeking unspecified damages. Apple Daily Ltd and Next Magazine Publishing Ltd and their editors were named in the suits following stories that claimed Zhang had engaged in sex with the disgraced former Politburo member and others over a multi-year period. Attorneys also denied Zhang was questioned as part of a government investigation and was barred from leaving China, Bloomberg said. (more…)

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