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#MeToo trailblazer in China vows to fight on after losing appeal in landmark sexual harassment case

  • China’s leading #MeToo figure Zhou Xiaoxuan, better known in the country as Xianzi, lost her appeal in her trial on Wednesday against CCTV anchor Zhu Jun, whom she accused of forcibly kissing and groping her when she worked as an intern on his show in 2014.
  • “The court held that the evidence submitted by the appellant Zhou was not sufficient to prove that Zhu had sexually harassed her, and that the appeal could not be substantiated," the Beijing Municipal No.1 Intermediate People's Court said in a statement posted on Weibo.
  • “We will talk to our lawyer and fight for a retrial. There may be basically no chance of re-starting it. But we also want to tell the justice system that we are making one last-ditch effort,” Zhou told Reuters.
  • “We've faced so many blows already, and what you can see is that this blow didn't overwhelm Chinese women, didn't make people give up their claims and make their demands," Zhou added.
  • China’s #MeToo movement gained traction in 2018 after a student accused her college professor of sexual harassment.

China’s leading #MeToo figure Zhou Xiaoxuan lost her appeal in her trial against CCTV anchor Zhu Jun earlier this week due to a lack of evidence.

The Beijing Municipal No.1 Intermediate People’s Court rejected the Beijing-based screenwriter’s appeal on Wednesday on the grounds of “insufficient evidence,” the same ruling a Beijing court issued in September.

Journalist Wins $30,000 in Sex Assault Case That Sparked Japan’s #MeToo Movement

shiori ito

A journalist in Japan who accused a high-profile television reporter of raping her in 2015 won around 3.3 million yen ($30,000) in damages in a Tokyo court on Wednesday.

Judge Akihiro Suzuki said in his ruling that he found 30-year-old Shiori Ito’s account in a civil lawsuit of being assaulted by 53-year-old Noriyuki Yamaguchi in April 2015 “highly trustworthy,” the New York Times reported.

Aziz Ansari Says He’s Still Terrified to Talk About His Sexual Misconduct Accusation

Aziz Ansari

It’s been more than a year since a woman stepped forward to accuse Aziz Ansari of sexual misconduct, but he allegedly remains “terrified” to talk about it.

Speaking to an audience of 200 at New York City’s Village Underground on Monday, the 35-year-old comedian opened up about the accusation that “upset, humiliated and embarrassed” him. He said that he needed time to process his response.