Actress Fan Bingbing to Donate Compensation to Charity
Posted by diopatra on July 15, 2009
Chinese actress Fan Bingbing plans to donate the 100,000 yuan compensation she recently received after winning a court case to the China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation charity.
The actress received the money after successfully suing Beijing Modern Women’s Hospital in December 2007 for using her name without permission.
Fan Bingbing filed the case in response to a marketing campaign from the hospital offering ‘a special summer offer on Fan Bingbing’s plastic surgery’.
The actress claimed she never authorized the hospital to publish any ads using her name and had never had plastic surgery at the hospital.
In its defense, the hospital said the name in the ads actually referred to a different Fan Bingbing living in Hebei province, however, this argument failed to stand up in court.