Emma Watson named in the Panama Papers
Harry Potter star Emma Watson’s name appeared in the Panama Papers on Wednesday.
The 26-year old owns an offshore company the searchable database containing details about the Panama Papers revealed.
The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) made public data on more than 200,000 entities on its website of Monday. Users can access information of owners of offshore companies.
Watson’s spokesperson confirmed the 26-year-old had set up an offshore company, the Independent reported. However, the spokesperson said she does not receive any tax or monetary advantages whatsoever. Instead, the spokesperson said she uses it for privacy purposes.
“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.