Belgian actor Jean-Claude Van Damme poses for the photographers during a photo call to promote the film "The Expendables 2" in Paris, Friday Aug. 10, 2012. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)

Actor Jean-Claude Van Damme has been juggling offshore companies for more than twenty years, reports Le Soir, de Tijd and Knack Wednesday as part of their revelations about the Paradise Papers.

Three companies registered in Aruba, a tax haven in the Caribbean, are driven by a member of the Belgian star’s family. They discovered these media: three mailbox companies named Selima Corporation (founded in 1993), Selima Films (1994) and Knock Films (1997), all registered at the same address, that of the local trade register.

Van Damme Productions moved to the Delaware tax haven in 2008, is also mentioned. This company is the result of a merger whose documents were signed by the actor himself in 2005.

Information “old and outdated”
To these discoveries stemming from the “Paradise Papers” is added another element, but one that was retrieved in the leaked documents of the “Panama Papers”: a British Virgin Islands-based mailbox company (King Scale Development Limited) was created in 2004 by a relative before “JCVD” became the owner in 2006. Another offshore company in the Virgin Islands (Four-One Enterprises), as well as a “foundation” (Sphere Private Foundation) based in Curaçao and a trust based in Hong Kong would also be related to the star.

The actor’s Brussels lawyer reacted by saying that the “partial conclusions” of the article “are based on leaked and stolen documents”, and that “most of the information is old and out of date”. ”