<p><span></span>She's not quitting without a fight!</p>
Actress Ziyi Zhang is denying reports that she was paid millions of dollars to carry on a sexual relationship with Chinese politician Bo Xilai.
Now the Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon star's rep tells Life & Style she's prepared to press charges and claims the allegations are simply not true.
"The accusations made against award-winning actress Ziyi Zhang are completely false and defamatory," Ziyi's rep tells Life & Style. "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."
Earlier this week, Hong Kong paper The Apple Daily picked up a story from Boxun.com, a Chinese-language site run in the United States, that claimed a billionaire pal of Bo's introduced him to the Memoirs of a Geisha beauty. They said since 2007, the 33-year-old star has been paid millions of dollars for sex with Bo. In addition, they claim she has pocketed more than $100 million from relationships with multiple government officials over the past decade.
"Friends have advised us to release a short statement and not take this seriously," Ziyi's team said in a statement on May 29. "The more you argue, the more you will stir up. It would be better to step aside until people lose interest and the lies disappear. The innocent will always be innocent. But this time we don't want to be silent. If we leave these lies to spread, what is completely untrue will be at risk of becoming a half-truth," the statement read. "This time, we are telling those rumor-makers that we will respond. We will prove our side of the story; we'll seek legal justice; we'll find you in the darkest corner and go after you."
Though Ziyi's latest flick, Dangerous Liaisons, premiered last week at the Cannes Film Festival, she did not attend.
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