A famous Chinese actress in the US has denied abusing her two children born via surrogate in Colorado, after telling her producer ex-husband that she wanted to have an abortion after their split, while they had The surrogate was still pregnant.
Shuang Zheng, 31, is considered a megastar actress in her homeland after starring in the movie Meteor Shower, while Heng Zhang is one of the country’s most famous reality TV producers.
The pair exchanged wedding vows in the US in January 2019, before welcoming a son and daughter via surrogate in December of that year and in January 2020.
Surrogacy is prohibited in China, but traveling abroad to have a surrogate child has become an option for some Chinese couples, especially wealthy ones.
However, the couple broke up just two months before the birth of their children. Zhang later revealed that her ex-partner wanted her to have an abortion, despite her offering to raise their children as a single father.
Chinese megastar actress Shuang Zheng, 31, has been accused of physically abusing her two children born in Colorado via a surrogate by her ex-husband and reality TV producer, Heng Zhang, right.
One day when the boy returned from spending time with his mother, Zhang noticed that his son was burning under his nose.
The couple’s daughter also had a finger cut and required several stitches.
“I told her I understand because you’re a celebrity, you don’t want anyone to know you had a surrogate child in the United States,” he said.
The producer alleged that Zheng had abandoned their two children after their two-year-old split and did not want to sign legal papers allowing the children to travel to China.
Zheng denied the allegations and instead claimed that in September 2019, Zhang was cheating on her. She eventually returned to China alone, while Zhang settled in Denver with her parents and children.
Then, a custody battle ensued. In 2020, Zhang filed for custodianship after Zhang alleged she abandoned family in the US.
Heng Zhang is one of China’s most famous reality TV producers and married Zheng in 2018 in the US
Zheng, left, and Zhang, right, welcomed a son and daughter via surrogate in December 2019 and January 2020. However, the clinic where Zheng worked confirmed that the actress wanted to terminate the pregnancy in the seventh month.
There are also claims of being owed $68,000 for successful surrogacy, according to the fertility clinic in which Zheng was engaged. Online Today, The clinic also confirmed Zheng’s request to terminate the pregnancy at the seventh month mark, which was denied.
The clinic further alleged that the actress wanted to arrange monthly payments for their children to be raised in the US rather than being brought back to China.
However, those claims are not as serious as Zheng’s latest allegations made in Denver County Court after she saw bruises on her children.
“In the past six months, both of my children were badly injured while living with my ex-girlfriend,” Zhang said. cbs newsHe said his daughter needed stitches on one of her fingers, while his toddler son had a burn under his nose.
The producer further revealed that his ex-partner’s accounts for the injuries are inconsistent and that their children have grown more fearful of their mother as time goes on.
‘My son was struggling a lot,’ ‘No, don’t go dad. Let’s go home I am scared. I’m afraid of Mother” and crying, Zhang said. ‘That’s why I called Child Protective Services because she told me Mama did it.’
Zheng has been blacklisted by Chinese state regulators because of her surrogacy scam and for evading about $2.3 million in taxes in 2021. She has been dropped by the Italian luxury label Prada.
The single father said the failure of Child Protective Services to investigate his claims prompted him to speak out.
‘I want everyone who lives in Colorado to know this story. We have the Child Protective Services department because we want to protect our children before they are hurt, not after they’ve been hurt. The department starts investigating, it’s too late,’ Zhang said.
Zheng’s attorneys, Martha Timmers and Madeleine Rosengrants of Sherman & Howard, have denied these claims.
Meanwhile, Zheng was found guilty of evading nearly $2.3 million in taxes in 2021.
Along with her surrogacy scandal, she has been listed among ‘actors with bad conduct’ by Chinese state regulators and is therefore blacklisted and being forced to cancel all current public engagements related to her entertainment career. Is.
In January 2021, it was announced that Italian luxury label Prada had parted ways with the actress. reuters,
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