Chinese actress-singer Fan Bingbing has taken legal action against renowned playwright-film critic Bi Chen Gong and a Chinese news site based in Guizhou, Guiyang, for “distorting the truth, libel and damaging of her personal reputation,” reported Chinese media.
According to the lawyer’s statement released through Fan’s official website on Monday, the actress had decided to sue the individual and the site for their comments and reports which portrayed her as the mastermind behind Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi’s alleged sex scandal.
The rumor started late last month.
Bi had posted on his micro blog about someone being behind Zhang Ziyi’s reported scandal and had suggested Fan being the mastermind.
“Miss F, aren’t you tired? Let the others off, they just happen to be better actresses than you,” said a posting by Bi on May 29, which had since been deleted.
After the comments on Bi’s microblog were posted, a reporter of the news site published a report named “Playwright reveals the inside story behind Zhang Ziyi’s scandals, mastermind is Fan Bingbing?”.
The story ended with a statement which said: “It wouldn’t be surprising if Zhang Ziyi’s scandals are created by Fan Bingbing.”
Commenting on the issue, Bi said that he “did not mention any names (in his postings)” and “has got nothing to do with regard to subsequent media reports.”
Fan’s appointed lawyers from Beijing Dacheng Law Office stated: “Miss Fan Bingbing is determined to take legal action against the person and medium for defamation in order to protect her personal rights as a performer who should be respected and protected.”
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