Actress Zhang Yu, who became widely known for revealing the
"sex-for-work" scandal in the showbiz industry, has made another
attempt to fight against the system on Wednesday, by trying to
report 13 more directors for such abuses of power.
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
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
(CRI.cn July 5, 2007)