New Delhi: China’s landmark sexual harassment case in opposition to the nation’s most well-known TV host was dismissed by a Beijing court docket stating inadequate proof, reported Reuters.
The case had sparked China’s #MeToo motion and assist create extra consciousness about ladies’s rights in China. The plaintiff Zhou Xiaoxuan accused Zhu Jun, a well known presenter at state broadcaster CCTV of sexual assault.
Zhou Xiaoxuan, who’s popularly generally known as Xianzi accused Zhu of forcibly kissing and groping her when she was his intern in 2014. She requested for a public apology in addition to 50,000 yuan ($7,600) in damages.
Xianzi had launched a web based essay in 2018 which unfold like wildfire and many ladies throughout the nation got here ahead talking up in opposition to their very own horrific experiences.
The identical 12 months, she launched a case in opposition to Zhu Jun who has continued to disclaim all accusations. The Haidian district court docket in Beijing launched a short assertion after the listening to on Tuesday stating that there was inadequate proof to again Zhou’s claims of sexual harassment by Zhu.
A bunch of Zhou’s supporters had gathered outdoors the court docket on Tuesday evening, after the listening to she thanked them and he or she felt exhausted and upset.
“I don’t know if I still have the courage to stick to it for another three years, so I don’t know if this time will be a farewell,” a Reuter report quoted her as saying.
Though in a later statement Zhou said her team would appeal the verdict.
“We will definitely appeal because in this case, we didn’t look at any of the core facts at all, that is all of the surveillance videos.”
Whereas Zhou was addressing her supporters, a girl yelled “pandemic safety,” making an attempt to stop Zhou from talking, AP reported. Whereas a person questioned whether or not it was applicable for her to talk alone.
The report also stated that a woman who tried to hold up a sign saying “Standing Together” was quickly surrounded by police and had the sign ripped out of her hand. The police also asked for her national identification number.
Zhu Jun had filed a separate lawsuit against the 28-year-old Xianzi for damaging his reputation and mental well-being.
The dismissal of this case has elevated the decision for justice for circumstances of sexual harassment & assault victims in China, the place solely very just lately laws was handed that clearly outlined sexual harassment.