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Hong Kong actress Cecilia Cheung sued for millions for breach of contract

She’s accused of skipping out on three movies arranged by AEG Entertainment Group Limited and its president Yu Yuk-hing.

Hong Kong actress Cecilia Cheung sued for millions for breach of contract

Cecilia Cheung poses as she arrives for the screening of the film "Do-Nui Mat" (The Taste of Money) presented in competition at the 65th Cannes film festival on May 26, 2012 in Cannes. AFP PHOTO / ALBERTO PIZZOLI

Cecilia Cheung is being sued to the tune of HK$12.76 million (S$2.27 million) by her former agent, who said she breached two contracts.

The 40-year-old Hong Kong actress is accused of bailing out on three movies that were arranged by AEG Entertainment Group Limited and its president Yu Yuk-hing, according to the South China Morning Post, citing High Court documents.

The documents stated that she had signed contracts with AEG and Yu in 2011 and 2012, respectively.

Lawyers for AEG and Yu said that Cheung was paid more than HK$42 million in advance to appear in six movies during her eight-year contract, but she had reneged on the deal since mid-2015.

They are demanding that Cheung pay AEG HK$10 million and Yu HK$2.76 million. The report added that a hearing date has not yet been fixed.

Cheung got her big acting break when she was cast in Stephen Chow’s King Of Comedy in 1999 after Chow first noticed her in a lemon tea commercial in 1998.

She was also married to singer, actor and now TV chef Nicholas Tse in 2006 but they divorced in 2011. They share two sons. She has a third son whose father has not been revealed. 

Source: CNA/sr

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