Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai rejects sexual attack allegation in video launched online

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Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai rejects sexual attack allegation in video launched online

Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai stated on Sunday that she had actually never ever implicated anybody of sexually attacking her, which a social networks post she had actually made early last month had actually been misconstrued.

Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai’s remarks on Sunday marked the very first time she had actually dealt with the matter on electronic camera in public. (Andy Brownbill/The Associated Press)

Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai stated on Sunday that she had actually never ever implicated anybody of sexually attacking her, which a social networks post she had actually made early last month had actually been misconstrued.

Peng’s wellness ended up being a matter of issue amongst the worldwide tennis neighborhood and rights groups when she appeared to declare that a previous Chinese vice premier, Zhang Gaoli, had actually sexually attacked her in the past. After that post, she was missing from public view for almost 3 weeks.

” First, I require to worry one point that is exceptionally crucial, I have actually never ever stated or composed that anybody has actually sexually attacked me, I need to plainly worry this point,” Peng stated in the video published by Lianhe Zaobao, a Singapore media outlet.

Peng’s remarks on Sunday marked the very first time she had actually resolved the matter on electronic camera in public. She spoke on the sidelines of a cross-country snowboarding occasion in Shanghai that she went to.

She stated that her post on Weibo, a Twitter-like social networks website, which had actually been rapidly gotten rid of, was a “personal matter.”

Peng, 35, stated in the video that “individuals have numerous misconceptions” about her Weibo post. She did not elaborate.

She likewise stated that she had actually been living in the house in Beijing without guidance. She did not point out Zhang.

Reuters has actually been not able to reach Peng because her Weibo post.

The WTA stated a look on Sunday by Peng did not resolve its issues about her wellness.

” We stay unfaltering in our require a complete, reasonable and transparent examination, without censorship, into her accusation of sexual attack, which is the problem that triggered our preliminary issue,” the WTA stated in a declaration on Sunday.

China has not straight talked about Peng’s preliminary post, however stated after the WTA’s relocate to suspend competitions in China that it “opposes the politicization of sports.”

Zhang has actually not talked about the matter.

Letter sent out to WTA head

Discussion of the scandal, which became Beijing prepares to stage the Winter Olympics in February, has actually been greatly censored in China.

Peng stated in the video published on Sunday that she had actually personally composed a letter last month to WTA head Steve Simon, in which she rejected the claims of attack, which an English translation of it by Chinese state media was precise.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has actually held 2 video calls with the 35- year-old Peng.

At the Shanghai occasion on Sunday, Peng appeared on a 5th flooring seeing veranda with professional athletes from numerous sports, consisting of previous NBA basketball star Yao Ming, and looked for about 20 minutes, according to the Lianhe Zaobao report.

She used a black coat with a China flag and a red T-shirt with the characters for China.