Chinese businessman sues escort agency after paying for celebrity encounters

By Neil Connor

Megan Fox was one of the celebrities Yu Xu claims to have paid the escort agency for. Photo / File
Megan Fox was one of the celebrities Yu Xu claims to have paid the escort agency for. Photo / File

A Chinese businessman is suing an Australian escort agency to which he paid millions of dollars believing he was going to get to spend the night with Hollywood stars including Megan Fox, it has been claimed.

The man paid A$3.7 million ($3.8 million) for supposed encounters with Fox, star of the Transformers movie franchise, along with Victoria's Secret model Candice Swanepoel and Chinese model and actress Yang Ying, according to court documents cited by Australia's the Sunday Telegraph.

Named as Yu Xu by the newspaper, the businessman believed he had arranged for the women to meet him in China.

He has now launched a legal action against the parent company of the Sydney-based agency Royal Court Escorts, the report stated.

Yu Xu believed he was going to spend the night with Victoria's Secret model Candice Swanepoel. Photo / Getty
Yu Xu believed he was going to spend the night with Victoria's Secret model Candice Swanepoel. Photo / Getty

Yu claimed to have been told that he would be provided with "female escorts of international standing for the provision of sexual services".

There is no suggestion that Fox, Swanepoel or Yang Ying, known by her nickname "Angelababy", are escorts.

"It was agreed that if [Xu] paid the sum of A$3.7 million [the agency] would provide Megan Fox, Candice Swanepoel and Angelababy as escorts for sexual services," Xu's statement of claim said.

Xu was said to have paid the agency in August 2014, but the alleged agreement collapsed when Angelababy failed to meet him a month later.

"He wants to recoup the cost and is suing the agency's parent company for breach of conduct, misleading and deceptive conduct, and unjust enrichment," the report stated.

"It is understood the company will defend the claim but it is yet to file a defence statement with the court."

The number posted on the website of the agency was not working when contacted.

- Daily Telegraph UK

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