Zhang Ziyi arrives for the red carpet of 2nd Beijing International Film Festival, April 23, 2012 in Beijing, China. (ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images)
The Chinese actress who starred in "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon," "Memoirs of a Geisha" and "Rush Hour 2" has angrily denied selling her sexual favors to a disgraced official of the ruling Chinese Communist Party for $1 million per night.
A story in the Hong Kong tabloid newspaper Apple Daily alleged that Zhang Ziyi provided her sexual services in exchange for close to $1 million U.S. dollars a night to former Commerce Minister Bo Xilai and other clients. The Apple Daily, Hong Kong's second-best-selling paper and a frequent critic of the Chinese regime, also alleged that Ziyi had earned $110 million over four years via prostitution.
Ziyi, whose absence from last week's Cannes premiere of her latest movie, "Dangerous Liaisons," was noted by the international media, has issued a heated denial of the charges.
According to the Apple Daily, Zhang Ziyi's main client was Bo Xilai, who allegedly had sex with her 11 times between 2007 and 2011. The report alleges Ziyi amassed 110 million dollars from these and trysts with other clients arranged by a prominent billionaire businessman, Xu Ming.
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