It looks like Taiwanese actress Barbie Hsu’s mother-in-law, Chinese entrepreneur Zhang Lan, may not be able to escape doing time behind bars after all.

In 2019, the 62-year-old founder of restaurant chain South Beauty Group was sentenced to a year in prison after failing to comply with a court order to declare HK$500,000 (S$85,600) worth of assets following a messy legal dispute with private equity firm CVC Capital Partners.

She then filed for an appeal to the High Court, but it was recently rejected.

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