'Memoirs of a Geisha' Star Strikes Back At 'Defamatory' Media Reports

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The actress linked to China’s ongoing government scandal is taking legal action against the media for reporting that she prostituted herself.Zhang Ziyi, the star of “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon,” and “Memoirs of a Geisha,” is suing two Chinese media outlets for reporting she received $700 million yuan, or $110 million, to have sex with Bo Xilai, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Bo Xilai is a suspended Chinese Politboro member accused of everything from torturing to murdering his enemies.

Zhang Ziyi’s lawsuit claims she suffered “immense grievance and distress” from the stories, which she has denied, according to Hollywood Reporter.

She is asking for unspecified libel damages and wants to prohibit other media outlets from republishing stories from Next Media Ltd.

Zhang Ziyi’s lawsuit calls the stories “seriously defamatory” and false.

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