Ruan Tian wasn’t recognized while she was on the Capital University campus, but she happened to be photographed a few times when Huai Mo sent her off in her taxi.
The reporter deliberately picked the most misleading photo and directly put it on the front page of his website, with a huge red headline: 【Ruan Tian, seen meeting with a student. Is this the early exposure of a new romance? 】
This new photo caused the eyes of netizens to gleam.
“Then the question is, just how many men does she have? Roughly estimating, it shouldn’t be any less than five, right? She’s really a winner in life.”
“Oooo is this a new CP again? The small triangle has expanded to a large quadrangle?”
“No, you guys haven’t thought about it properly. Do you really think Ruan Tian could find a new relationship so quickly? Isn’t it more likely she already knew this guy before she got divorced?”
“Watson, you’ve cracked the case.”
“Nom nom I’m just eating melons on the side here, but cheating women won’t die a natural death.”
“Cheating is a moral issue that affects our whole society!!! We can’t let this cheap woman off!”
After the incident spread, Ruan Tian received tens of thousands of insults, but she didn’t care at all. She just slowly prepared the materials she would need to clarify things, and along the way she managed to learn a lot of new ways of cursing people from the comments.
This was all valuable knowledge that she would definitely remember!
Hehe, in the future she could use these words for those dog men.
But then, to Ruan Tian’s surprise, the official Qin Pictures account suddenly issued a statement, saying that they had sent lawyer letters to the owner of the website and also to dozens of people who had been involved in the smearing.
Experiencing this kind of treatment all of a sudden gave Ruan Tian the illusion that maybe was actually the female lead.
Of course, in the past many celebrities had their lawyers send letters to these kinds of particularly egregious black fans, but generally, the legal process was very slow and often times things would have already been completely forgotten by the public by the time a verdict was reached.
Thus, many celebrities and the studios behind them would only have their lawyers send out a few threatening letters, but they wouldn’t actually take anyone to court. After all, just sending the letter was usually enough to serve as a deterrent and stop the offenders from continuing to spread rumors, so if that goal was achieved the studio would consider the job done.
However, this kind of attitude had only made the black fans even more confident.
For instance, there was a certain superfan of Liu Yilee’s who had secretly received some money to smear Ruan Tian online, and they were so unafraid that they even took a picture of the letter sent by the lawyers from Qin Pictures along with a mocking caption: 【Look at this, a certain treasure that costs a mere fifty yuan and lets you pretend to be someone else’s father and order them around. 】
Since it was posted by a popular fan, naturally, there were many people willing to voice their support but who were sitting on the fence because of the deterrence of the legal threat.
But when those people saw that there was no reaction from Ruan Tian’s side, they all began to join in on the mockery:
【What do you even want to sue me for? I wonder if you can put your hand on your heart and that what I said isn’t true? 】
【I didn’t realize how many lawyer letters had been sent out this time. Aren’t they afraid they’ll run out of paper? I’m laughing to death here. Who doesn’t know that these kinds of lawyer letters are just a show the studio is putting on for their fans? Do you think anyone is afraid? Do you think anyone believes that you’ll actually sue? 】
【hahaha they’re welcome to really sue! If she doesn’t sue me this time, then she needs to bow down and call me grandfather! 】
However, this was also the first time Qin Pictures had ever dispatched lawyer letters on behalf of one of its artists, so many people who were just watching the show were all secretly sighing in their hearts. It turned out that Ruan Tian was really the ****ing imperial concubine of Qin Pictures, right? Her treatment was even better than the studio’s Movie Queen.
After all, back when one of the actresses that had won Movie Queen that year who was working for Qin Pictures at the time and had been being smeared wildly online, Qin Pictures had never made any statements or sent any lawyer letters on her behalf.
“Did Ruan Tian poison Qin Yu with a gu? This isn’t even the treatment for an imperial concubine, this is directly the treatment for an Empress, right? Even Qian An, the real little prince of the Qin family, doesn’t get treated as well as she does.” (tl note: gu is a complicated thing from Chinese mythology, but you can basically think of it as a poisonous bug that can be put in someone else to control them)
“It’s strange, when looking back it seems that Qin Pictures never paid Ruan Tian much attention, but this year they suddenly went crazy. They let her walk as the finale at their annual meeting’s red carpet event, then they gave her a seat at the main table which is usually full of nothing but big bosses from the industry, and now they’re even making official statements and sending out lawyer letters on her behalf? What kind of treatment is this?”
In fact, Qin Pictures had always given the impression of a very cold company, and it rarely posted anything related to any of its artists on its official Weibo. Ruan Tian was the first artist to have received this kind of treatment ever since the establishment of the company.
Despite the vocal and fearless minority, there was some effect after Qin Pictures fired off their volley of lawyer letters, and the rumors swirling around Ruan Tian’s “tryst” with Huai Mo began to die down a bit.
But before long a new round of mockery began to circulate following the guidance of a few big fans with large followings.
This new round of ridicule was about how Qin Pictures would never dare to sue, and their posts were all full of complacency.
But then morning finally rolled around, and it seemed that the staffers at Qin Pictures had finally arrived at their offices because something new was quickly posted to the official Weibo. It was a screenshot of their court filings, along with the text: 【Regarding the ongoing litigation surrounding the slander of an artist under our company, Miss Ruan Tian, everything is moving along smoothly and we are following the proper legal procedures. When there is more specific progress, we will inform the public at that time. 】
The message seemed very plain.
But, by reading between the lines a bit you could make out the real intentions:
The suits are filed!
Just wait to see us in court!
Not only sue you are we going to sue you, we’re also going to be providing regular updates on the progress of our lawsuits against you!
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