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Jul 28, 2018 06:23 AM
SOCIETY & CULTURE

Prominent CCTV Host Accused of Sexual Assault

The #MeToo movement reached a new height in China this week, rattling civil society and intellectual figures. Photo: VCG
The #MeToo movement reached a new height in China this week, rattling civil society and intellectual figures. Photo: VCG

Zhu Jun, a household-name TV personality, became one of the latest to be accused of sexual assault in the #MeToo movement sweeping China.

A former intern for Zhu’s show posted a lengthy account Thursday on China’s social media platform Sina Weibo of how she was molested by Zhu four years ago. The post went viral but was quickly taken down from Weibo.

The intern’s story emerged as the #MeToo movement reached a new height in China this week after a number of well-known figures were accused of sexual assault or harassment. Many of them are NGO activists or public intellectuals who have been viewed as champions of progressive values.

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