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Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Actress Defends Herself Against $110 Million Prostitution Scandal

Zhang Ziyi Denies $110 Prostitution Scandal

Practically every celebrity has to have a sex scandal at some point in their careers, but a multimillion dollar one? That’s one for the Sex Scandal Hall Of Fame. Why hasn’t someone built that get? We’ll start looking into zoning laws; in the meantime, Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi, star of Crouching Tiger, Rush Hour 2 and Memoirs Of A Geisha, is fending off claims by the Chinese media that she prostituted herself to various Chinese politicians and bigwigs to the tune of $110 million. It’s wrong that we’re impressed by that number, right? Okay, cheerfully withdrawn!

The Daily Mail reports that Beijing businessman Xu Ming claims to have slept with the actress for $945,000; other accusations allege that Zhang slept with politician Bo Xilai on multiple occasions for money. “We read this outrageous report in the Hong Kong’s Apple Daily. It sent stone-cold chills down our spines and has left us with a feeling of deep sadness,” Zhang’s reps said in a statement. “This time, we are telling those rumor-makers that we will respond. We will prove our side of the story; we’ll seek legal justice; we’ll find you in the darkest corner and go after you.” Get ‘em, girl! Don’t let anyone spread lies about you. On the other hand, if the gossip were to be true … well, you’d still have $110 million. Is it wrong that we think that wouldn’t be such a bad consolation prize? Sorry! We’re the worst! That’s just so much money!

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