The shocking allegations have not been taken lightly by Zhang, who vehemently denies the claims and is threatening legal action.
“The accusations made against award-winning actress Zhang Ziyi are completely false and defamatory,” her rep told Gossip Cop in a statement. “There is no truth in any of the allegations that have come forth which are a result of calculated cruel intentions against a well respected established actress. Legal repercussions are ensuing and these slanderous reports will not be tolerated in any way.”
According to E! News, the actress’s lawyer has already sent a letter to The Apple Daily demanding an apology and full retraction. She also posted the letter on her blog on the Chinese social-media site Weibo, and called the allegations “completely ridiculous.”
I previously explained the relation to Japanese and Korean entertainment in original article that laid out the accusations against her.
While there was quite a bit of discussion in it, I’ll just say that the point wasn’t to accuse or defend her against the charges, but that it speaks volumes about the entertainment culture when we’re basically sitting here and saying, “Well … I wouldn’t be surprised if it happened.“