Chinese Star Actress to Sue Guo Wengui Over Sex Scandal Claim
Chinese actress Fan Bingbing said on Thursday that she will hire famed law firm Lavely & Singer to sue fugitive Chinese businessman Guo Wengui in the U.S. for defamation.
The statement, posted on Fan’s personal Weibo social-media account, said the Los Angeles-based law firm will help her file suit against Guo for fabricating stories and “vicious slander.”
Lavely & Singer is known for handling lawsuits for Hollywood celebrities, including Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone. The New York Times called it “guard dog to the stars” in a commentary piece in 2011.
Guo, also known as Miles Kwok, fled to the U.S. in 2014 to avoid graft investigations that also involved his ally, former national security vice minister Ma Jian. Ma was expelled from the Communist Party in 2016 for allegedly trading power for personal gain. Prosecutors are still investigating Ma’s case.
Guo recently accused Fan and another actress, Xu Qing, of involvement in sexual scandals with Wang Qishan, head of China’s top anti-graft body, the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection.
On July 7, Xu issued a statement on her Weibo account that she would sue Guo for “groundless” defamation that had “brought extreme disturbance and harm" to her life and work.
Guo has been involved in a series of lawsuits at home and abroad. In June, three former employees of Guo’s Beijing-based property company, Beijing Pangu Investment Co., were sentenced to prison for forging documents to get a loan of 3.2 billion yuan ($471.3 million) from a bank in 2010.
Six Chinese companies and four individuals are also hiring a lawyer in New York to sue Guo over $1.5 billion in alleged unpaid debt and compensation.
Contact reporter Wu Gang (firstname.lastname@example.org)
See the Chinese report here.
Note: Caixin Media filed lawsuits in Beijing in 2015 and New York earlier this year against Guo’s slander against its editor-in-chief, Hu Shuli. Guo fabricated facts about Hu after Caixin ran a story in March 2015 revealing Guo’s hunt for power-connections and personal profit.
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