The newest leak of the panama papers has Emma Watson linked to a offshore shell company. Emma Watson’s representative has also confirmed it.
The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) on 10th May 2016 released an additional 200,000 entries in their website in addition to the initial release they made a month back.
Though Emma Watson’s representative confirmed it, they have vehemently denied it was used to evade taxes and only the purpose of anonymity.
“Emma (like many high profile individuals) set up an offshore company for the sole purpose of protecting her anonymity and safety,” her spokesperson said in a statement.
“UK companies are required to publicly publish details of their shareholders and therefore do not give her the necessary anonymity required to protect her personal safety, which has been jeopardised in the past owing to such information being publicly available.
“Offshore companies do not publish these shareholder details. Emma receives absolutely no tax or monetary advantages from this offshore company whatsoever – only privacy.”