Zhang Ziyi settles libel case accusing US websiteBy AP News Dec 18, 2013 3:16PM UTC
BEIJING (AP) — “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” actress Zhang Ziyi has reached an undisclosed settlement with a U.S.-based dissident news website that she had sued for libel.
Boxun News says it has retracted its “negative and untrue” reports that she was a prostitute who had sexual relations with Chinese government officials.
Los Angeles court documents said Zhang had sued China Free Press, Inc. — a North Carolina non-profit corporation — doing business as Boxun News, and its founder for damaging her reputation and business interests.
Zhang complained that Boxun News had published untrue reports that she earned more than $100 million by having sexual relations with Chinese government officials and others.
Boxun News says the false reports should never have been published.
A court document filed Tuesday said the case had been settled.