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Actor Li Yifeng dropped by Prada, other companies after prostitution charges

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  • Actor Li Yifeng has been dropped from several luxury brands, including Prada, after being arrested by Beijing police for “soliciting prostitutes.”
  • The 35-year-old actor — who starred in the 2021 film “The Pioneer” as former communist leader Mao Zedong — and his studio released a statement on Saturday denying the allegations.
  • Li’s statement has since been deleted and search terms related to the actor have also been banned from Weibo.
  • The actor later confessed to the criminal charges.
  • L’Oreal, RemyMartin, Budweiser and other brands were also quick to distance themselves from the actor.

Chinese actor Li Yifeng has been dropped from several luxury brands, including Prada, after being arrested by Beijing police for “soliciting prostitutes” on more than one occasion. 

The 35-year-old actor — who starred in the 2021 film “The Pioneer” as former communist leader Mao Zedong — and his studio released a statement on Saturday denying the allegations. 

Illegal Las Vegas brothel allegedly run by an Asian woman saw nearly 200 visitors in 2 weeks

  • Heng Van Ho and Yuxiang Tian were arrested on Aug. 17 for allegedly running an illegal brothel near the Las Vegas Strip since 2016.
  • Las Vegas Metro police first received a tip about “possible illegal activities” at a house near Flamingo Road and Decatur Boulevard on June 30.
  • One man who was reportedly seen leaving the house said he paid an Asian woman $200 for sex after responding to a Craigslist ad.
  • Investigators counted nearly 200 men entering and exiting the residence in a span of two weeks in July, according to reports.
  • The duo is facing charges of running a brothel, living off the earnings of prostitution, pandering and money laundering.

Two individuals have been arrested for allegedly running an illegal brothel near the Las Vegas Strip.

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police first received a tip about “possible illegal activities” at a house near Flamingo Road and Decatur Boulevard on June 30. Shortly after, they managed to stop a car that had just come from the location, according to reports.

Former Kpop star Seungri receives 3-year jail sentence, Twitter reacts

Former Big Bang member Seungri sentenced to three years in jail

Former K-pop idol and Big Bang member Seungri received a three-year jail sentence after being charged in 2019 for procuring prostitutes for businessmen, but his fans are still fighting for him.

Conviction: Seungri, 30, whose real name is Lee Seung-hyun, was convicted by the General Military Court of the Ground Operations Command in Yongin on the charges of mediating prostitution and illegal gambling, according to Nate via All Kpop.

Massage Parlor Owner Faces 41 Years in Prison for Running ‘House of Prostitution’ in Maryland

A massage parlor with an all-female, Chinese immigrant staff operating as a “house of prostitution” in Maryland was shut down after an undercover investigation that lasted four months.

Emily Zhang Lawrence, 47, owner of Reflexology Spa, also known as Rose’s Spa, faces 41 years in prison for a number of criminal charges, including human trafficking and prostitution.

Police Raid Prostitution Ring Inside 5-Star Hotel in Shanghai, Arrest 11

Eleven unnamed individuals suspected of running a prostitution ring inside the five-star Hotel Nikko Shanghai were detained by the police during a five hotel room raid on the 18th floor on Jan. 3.

The Changning District police said in a statement that the gang behind the illegal operation would often advertise its service online via a phone number, Shanghaiist reported.

China’s Baidu Exposes Prostitution Businesses Hiding in Map Service

Internet giant Baidu is aiding authorities in uncovering the numerous prostitution venues that are being hidden under the guise of “massage” or “sauna” services. Baidu map’s location-based service has been prone to being utilized by illegitimate businesses with the help of middlemen.

According to SCMP, there are numerous instances of prostitution rings found within the popular mapping service, but most of these are using legitimate business names as a front. The source mentioned that there are about 2,604 results in Baidu maps for the terms “sauna” and “massage.”

Two Arrested For Trafficking 16 Chinese Women From China to Work as Prostitutes

Police have arrested Ling Yu in New York and Hang Zheng in Austin, Texas after the two were accused of trafficking at least 16 women from China to the U.S. for prostitution.

In September 2016, the McLennan County Sheriff office’s Criminal Investigation Division began looking into the prostitution ring, reaching out to an online ad promoting an “Asian female escort” on Backpage.com, according to an arrest affidavit obtained by the Waco Tribune-Herald.

Inside Chinese Brothels Where Burmese Women are Exploited to Entertain Businessmen

An Italian photographer spent two months in China investigating a thriving prostitution industry where Burmese women are forced by gangs to entertain rich businessmen

Despite the Chinese government’s supposedly aggressive crackdown on the “flesh” trade, prostitution has continued to proliferate in the country by simply hiding in plain sight. In many cases, the brothels often take the guise of karaoke bars, massage parlors, spas, and nightclubs.