Plenty of inconsistent rumours have been going on around Chinese actress Fan Bingbing (范冰冰) who has disappeared from the public eye for more than 3 months.
One of the recent reports have said that the 36-year-old actress has fled to the United States to seek refuge under the advice of martial arts superstar Jackie Chan (成龍). The news source came from a Twitter user who claimed that Fan arrived in Los Angeles on 31st August to change her L-1 visa to a political asylum status.
However, the 64-year-old martial artist immediately debunked the rumour adding that his involvement with Fan’s case is simply “nonsense”.
Another report has stated that the actress is currently arrested in Wuxi city in Southern Jiangsu province, where Fan’s studio is based. The news was reported on Weibo by Huang Yiqing (黄毅清), the ex-husband of famous Chinese actress Huang Yi (黄奕).
“Some breaking news – I just spoke to a friend whose wife works at the Wuxi prosecutor’s office, who has confirmed that Fan Bingbing has indeed been arrested.”
Since spreading fake news or rumours on Weibo is considered illegal and can be punished, Huang later defended himself saying, “You should know, I’m not just posting fabricated stuff on Weibo for sensationalism to attract attention. I wouldn’t do anything that low.(..) Things I post I know are from a trustworthy source.”
Other rumours have also claimed that Fan Bingbing has broken up with fiancé Li Chen (李晨) as the actor is spotted without his engagement ring, but Li has not release any statement regarding the relationship or the tax evasion controversy.
There are no official confirmation or statement for all the above rumours, but earlier in August, Fan’s manager Jersey Chong has confirmed via her social media that Fan was never arrested.
Following her tax evasion scandal, Fan’s career has been going downhill as she now has millions of debt to pay back, and she has been removed from various brand endorsements including Louis Vuitton, Adidas, and more.
What do you think? Can Fan recover from this mess?