“The sexual assault allegations are false, safe”… the growing suspicion


Zhang Gaori (75), a Chinese tennis player who raised allegations of sexual assault by the former deputy prime minister of the State Council, said in an email, “The allegations of sexual assault are not true and I am resting at home without any problems.” The surrounding questions are growing.

Shenyi Feng was a women’s doubles winner at Wimbledon in 2013 and French Open tennis in 2014, and climbed to No. 1 in the world doubles ranking in 2014.

He claimed on his social media account earlier this month, “After being sexually assaulted by former Deputy Prime Minister Zhang Ga-ori, they continued their relationship from 2007 to 2012.”

He also revealed that former Deputy Prime Minister Jang sexually assaulted him even after retiring in 2018.

However, Feng’s social media account has become unsearchable, and news about it has not been reported in China.

Also, as news of Peng’s whereabouts was unclear, voices were raised in the tennis world around the world about Peng’s safety.

Under this circumstance, Chinese media CGTN reported that today (18th), “We have received an e-mail from Shun Feng on the Women’s Professional Tennis (WTA) tour.”

In the e-mail, Feng said, “The allegations of sexual assault are not true and I have not gone missing. I am resting at home without any problems.”

He added, “If you want to deliver related news at the WTA in the future, I would like to discuss it with you.”

However, after the letter was published, WTA Tour CEO Steve Simon issued a statement saying, “Rather, concerns have grown about Feng’s safety and whereabouts.”

Simon said, “It’s hard to believe that the e-mail was actually written by Shen Peng.

He further emphasized, “Peng should be able to freely express his opinion without being forced into it.”

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