It has been two years since Fan Bingbing’s tax evasion case in China drew international attention. Following her high-profile disappearance that lasted a few months, she was found guilty of entering into yin yang contracts to escape taxes and sentenced to heavy fines as of October 2018.
It seems that Fan Bingbing is still facing the consequences of her actions as many of her projects continue to be blacklisted. Historical drama Legend of Ba Qing had the unfortunate fate of having both leads Fan Bingbing and Gao Yunxiang in their respective scandals. L.O.R.D. 2 Legend of Ravaging Dynasties 2 with its star studded cast of Kris Wu, Cheney Chen, Amber Kuo and more never secured a new release date after its July 2018 premiere was postponed.
Investors Have Started To Sue To Recoup Losses
Fan Bingbing reportedly owns 7 companies, one of which is Wuxi Aimeishen Movie & Culture where Fan holds a majority share of 74.5% and her mom Zhang Chuanmei holds 25.5%.
According to business app Qichacha, Suniverse Entertainment which produced L.O.R.D. 2 is suing its lead actress Fan Bingbing and her company Aimeishen over a contractual performance dispute. The hearing is expected to begin at Beijing Chaoyang People’s Court on September 14, 2020.
This is Fan Bingbing’s second lawsuit in recent months. Actor Wu Xiubo whose reputation was shot after a scandal seems to also be looking to claim damages. A hearing was held on August 10 for the case that his company Buer Pictures has filed against Fan Bingbing’s company.
Although details have not been made public, it is speculated that the postponement of Legend of Ba Qing has affected finances for Sky Hunter to result in disputes. Sky Hunter is a movie directed by and starring Fan Bingbing’s ex-boyfriend Li Chen. Fan Bingbing and Wu Xiubo also star.