The successful businessman was granted guardianship of the young woman when she was just 14, after which the abuse started.
The victim came out with her story on an anonymous Twitter account, “Xingxing” which she then made public. After the story broke out on the media, the lawyer was dismissed from his job as the president of an oil company in China and has also resigned from his position as board member at ZTE. The victim shared that she was repeatedly raped by her guardian and held at his home against her will.
The public demanded Beijing authorities to carry out full fledge investigations into the Xingxing’s case. Anger and resentment grew when it was found that Xingxing’s initial complaints were ignored by the authorities.
The hashtag about the case has received more than 790 million views on social media and many women are standing with Xingxing in solidarity.
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