chowXian Gao, a Long Island kungfu instructor who gained local fame for appearing in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, seems to have been hiding a few things in real life as well. Gao, who both appeared in the film and trained extras in the art of kungfu, was arrested this week for allegedly promoting prostitution. According to prosecutors, Gao's studio (Gao's KungFu Academy) rents space to an "Asian bodyworks massage parlor" which - surprise, surprise - is a front for prostitution. Equally unsurprisingly, Gao denies knowing anything about the hookers next door. Despite his protestations of innocence, Gao left the LI courtroom in handcuffs (fists of fury and all that), and his bail was set at $10,000.
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