Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi has denied that she and her husband knew about the illegal recording and live streaming of the wedding of Song-Song couple Song Joong-ki and Song Hye-kyo.
The star attended the wedding of the couple held at the Shilla Hotel in Seoul on October 31. About 300 guests composed of family members, relatives and stars were invited to the ceremony.
However, the private ceremony was streamed live by Chinese media on the microblogging site Weibo. They used drones to record the wedding.
"I got to know about the case only after I came back (to China). Chinese media reported their wedding without permission. One of those media was Suiyui, in which my husband Wang Feng is a founder and investor," she told Chinese media, according to Korea Herald.
Zhang denied any knowledge of the acts, saying, "But neither did I nor my husband know about this case at all. He deputed the management to professional managers half a year ago."
"If either of us two knew about this beforehand, we would have prevented such a shameful act. Wang Feng had called the CEOs over the coals for the case and they will get deserved punishment. They also have acknowledged the problem and their fault," she added and apologized to the couple about the matter.
Blossom Entertainment, Song Joong-ki's agency, said it never gave permission to broadcast the wedding and turned down all sponsorship proposals.
"We revealed since the beginning that we'd be holding a private wedding, and we turned down all sponsorship offers as well. Before the wedding, we received several requests to broadcast the event live, but we rejected all of them without even listening to the conditions," a source said.
One Chinese portal site supposedly planned to offer US$13.4 million to the couple in exchange for broadcasting the wedding but it was declined.