Fan Bingbing has finally broken her silence, after she received a multi-million dollar tax evasion fine.
According to The New York Times, the X-Men star owes approximately $70 million in unpaid taxes and penalties, and about $60 million for back taxes.
Since the news broke, Fan has remained out of the public eye, but now she’s finally spoken out by posting an apology on Weibo.
In the statement, which was obtained by The Hollywood Reporter, the actress said that she felt “ashamed that I committed tax evasion in the film Unbreakable Spirit and on other projects by taking advantage of ‘yin-yang contracts.'”
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For those not familiar, a “yin-yang” contract is when an actor signs two contracts for the same job – one that includes the amount they’re actually paid, and one that includes a lower amount to be submitted for tax purposes.
She continued: “Today I’m facing enormous fears and worries over the mistakes I have made.”
“I failed my country which nurtured me; I failed the society which trusted me; I failed the fans who loved me. I offer my sincere apology here once again! I beg for everyone’s forgiveness!”