Lareina Song, Song Zuer, has been in dramas such as Guardians of the Ancient Oath, and most recently 2022's Legally Romance with Huang Zitao.
She also has a slew of appearances in other upcoming dramas, including a starring role opposite Liu Yuning in The Prisoner of Beauty;
all of which are now in jeopardy of being shelved or having to do some editing to remove her.
On Aug 31, reports surfaced that the 25-year-old actress had been accused of tax evasion.
A whistleblower, said to be a former employee, allegedly revealed that the actress had evaded taxes to the tune of 45 million RMB (approx 6.2 million USD).
Meanwhile, several major TV stations like Zhejiang, Jiangsu, Hunan and others, have deleted content and mentions related to her.
Her former management company was quick to release a statement to deny involvement,
saying that the whistleblower is not one of their employees, and that Lareina's finances have been managed by her family since October 2020.
Reportedly, this whistleblower alleged that Lareina evaded taxes by splitting contracts, and using private accounts to collect money.
Another, sort of, side story that was reported along with all this was three of four companies that were associated with one Sun Fanqing (which supposedly is Lareina's real name) have been cancelled.
Whether or not this has anything to do with her evading taxes in not clear, but the tax authorities are said to be investigating.