A Chinese actress who appeared in ‘X-Men’ may have been arrested for tax evasion in China.
According to Page Six:
Chinese A-lister Fan Bingbing — who has vanished from the public eye for three months — may have been busted by local authorities for tax evasion, according to new reports.
Fan, 36, who played Blink in “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” and starred in the 2016 hit “I Am Not Madame Bovary,” had been placed “under control” by authorities and will “accept the legal judgement,” according to a since-deleted article in China’s Securities Daily newspaper, published last week and cited by the Guardian.
Fan was last seen in public in early July and went silent on all her social media accounts.
The actress was reportedly under investigation for so-called “yin-yang contracts,” where one contract lists an actor’s real salary — while another, showing a smaller figure, is submitted to tax authorities, according to The Guardian.
It is also alleged that she participated in other forms of corruption but the charges she faced or faces are unknown.