Zhang Ziyi has officially filed the necessary documents at the High Court of Hong Kong to sue the pants off of Apple Daily Ltd., Next Magazine Publishing Ltd., and their top editors over stories claiming the international star received 700 million yuan ($110 million) to have sex with ex-Politburo member Bo Xilai and his wealthy business associates.
The stories, published in May, “are seriously defamatory of and concerning the plaintiff and are false,” the lawsuit said. Zhang has “been subjected to public odium, hatred, contempt or ridicule,” it said.
Zhang is seeking unspecified damages and an injunction to stop the republication of the stories from the two media outlets.
Thus far, Apple Daily and Next magazine have yet to produce ANY evidence backing the outrageous allegations.
Side note: Seems pretty obvious whose pants are on fire. Confidently placing all my pesos on Team Zhang Ziyi. I’ll keep you posted.