Man claims he paid $3.7m to have sex with celebs

Actress Angelababy (above, with husband Huang Xiaoming) is one of the stars named in the lawsuit.
Actress Angelababy (above, with husband Huang Xiaoming) is one of the stars named in the lawsuit. PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

HONG KONG • Actress Angelababy is seeking legal help after a Chinese businessman claimed he paid an escort agency A$3.7 million (S$3.7 million) to have sex with Hollywood beauties, including the China-born star.

"We will ask lawyers how to handle this matter," her manager told Ming Pao Daily News in response to reported claims by Mr Martin Yu Xu that he paid a Sydney escort agency for "sexual services" from actresses Megan Fox, Angelababy and Victoria's Secret model Candice Swanepoel.

Mr Xu is suing Nalwa Holdings, the parent company of Royal Court Escorts, to recoup the A$3.7 million which he claimed he paid.

In documents filed at the New South Wales Supreme Court, he claims that an agent at Royal Court Escorts told him it would provide "female escorts of international standing for the provision of sexual services".

He could meet the beauties anywhere in the world, as long as he paid for their airfares and lodging, Ming Pao said, quoting reports in the Herald Sun and Daily Mail newspapers.

"It was agreed that if (Mr Xu) paid the sum of A$3.7 million, (the agency) would provide Megan Fox, Candice Swanepoel and Angelababy as escorts for sexual services," Mr Xu's statement of claim said. It is not suggested that the women are escorts.

Mr Xu said he made partial payments until the entire sum, which included an alleged A$24,000 "joining fee", was paid in August 2014. But he said he never met the three at rendezvous spots in China.

He said the agency agreed to send Angelababy in September 2014, but "the person was not provided".

Angelababy, who is married to actor Huang Xiaoming, is starring in Independence Day: Resurgence, now in theatres.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 05, 2016, with the headline Man claims he paid $3.7m to have sex with celebs. Subscribe