Actress Zhang Yu, Implicates 13 Directors In China's Sex-For-Work System
Upon her invitation, a reporter from the Beijing Morning Post accompanied Zhang Yu to a nearby office of the Discipline Inspection Commission of the Communist Party of China in Dongcheng district, Beijing, on Wednesday afternoon.
"As I have already lost lawsuits against those directors, I think it will be hard to prevail through more appeals to the court. Thus I have decided to report them," Zhang Yu told the reporter.
At the commission office, Zhang Yu submitted a letter listing sex deals involving 13 directors.
However, after looking through the letter, a commission officer said such cases were not included in their scope of administration, as the commission was only responsible for supervising party members and officials.
Undaunted, Zhang Yu said she would not give up trying, "The commission officer told me some other possible avenues. I will try all the suggestions." She said she may even report the directors to police for abuses against women.
Zhang Yu declares that she is endeavoring to help purifying the showbiz industry, and to aid other actresses who have suffered from the ugly sex-for-work system.
In 2003, the then unknown actress stirred up the whole country by accusing numerous famous TV and film directors of frequently requesting sex from actresses in return for casting opportunities. Zhang released audio and video tapes of herself and other actress friends having sex with certain big name directors as evidence. But disapproving voices claimed she only did so to gain herself public notoriety.