Women’s Tennis Federation chief Steve Simon doubts the authenticity of an email received by his organization that Chinese state media claims were sent by missing tennis star Peng Shuai, which states that she is “fine” and imposed on social media. The allegations made by the media against a powerful Chinese official of sexual harassment were “not true”.
NS E-mail CGTN claimed Peng wrote, “I am not missing, nor am I unsafe. I am resting at home right now.”
Peng hasn’t been seen since a quickly deleted post on her verified Chinese social media account on November 2 alleging that former Deputy Prime Minister Zhang Gaoli forced her to have sex and that he had sex with her. agreed to have a consensual relationship with him.
Simon said Statement It’s “hard to believe” Peng wrote “actually” to the email the organization received.
He sought “independent and verifiable evidence” of her safety, and said he had “repeatedly” tried to contact her.
On Sunday, Simon said in a Statement The sexual harassment allegations against Zhang should be investigated “full, fair and transparent” and called for an end to the censorship against Peng.
The purported email shared by CGTN appears to take a dig at Simon’s statement, which claimed the allegations were “not verified by me” and the statement was “issued without my consent.”