‘Vietnamese Kim Kardashian’ denies asset freeze claims

By Thien Anh   February 22, 2024 | 10:45 pm PT
Actress Ly Nha Ky, dubbed the “Vietnamese Kim Kardashian” by the SCMP, refuted allegations of an asset freeze and declared her plan to take legal steps against those disseminating false rumors concerning her.
Actress Ly Nha Ky. Photo courtesy of Ly Nha Ky

Actress Ly Nha Ky. Photo courtesy of Ly Nha Ky

"I am not active on social media, so I was unaware of the numerous individuals misusing false information about me," she expressed on her Facebook page on Thursday, following the circulation of rumors that "a prominent diamond collector had her assets frozen" within online groups dedicated to celebrity gossip.

Renowned for her substantial wealth, which includes an extensive collection of diamond jewelry and a lavish house in Ho Chi Minh City, Ly Nha Ky said she has encountered a myriad of rumors over her decade-plus tenure in the entertainment industry.

However, she remarked that this particular incident has highlighted the prevalence of misinformation on the Internet, which poses a threat to all. As a result, she opts to actively counteract any defamatory falsehoods aimed at tarnishing her reputation.

Elaborating on the damaging effects of misinformation the actress stated that it can "alter public perception, incite anxiety, fear, and lead to defamation and insults."

"Depending on the misinformation’s scope and its repercussions, the legal team of my company will take necessary actions," she declared.

Ly Nha Ky has previously been targeted by baseless rumors, such as being "arrested for money laundering" in 2018, which she also publicly denied. She acknowledged her experience with various controversies and challenges throughout her life, affirming that she remains undeterred by defamation. The actress said she believes that rumors have minimal impact on her life.

Ly Nha Ky, 42, is recognized both as an actress and a businesswoman, known for her roles in TV series and films like "Kieu Nu Va Dai Gia" (Beauty Women and Rich Men), "Mua He Lanh" (Cold Summer), and "Gio Nghich Mua" (Unseasonal Winds).

She was honored as Vietnam’s inaugural Tourism Ambassador in 2011, and is presently the Tourism Ambassador for Ba Ria - Vung Tau province in Southeastern Vietnam.

She has also served as the Honorary Consul of Romania in Ho Chi Minh City since 2018.

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