Peng Shuai and the post removed: “Even at the risk of my life I want to tell the truth”

“I confess I’m not a good girl, indeed, I’m a bad, a bad girl”

“It’s not easy to talk about, but I want it to come out.” Thus begins the post published last month on Weibo, and then immediately removed, in which the Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai denounces a sexual assault by a senior government official. Immediately after, the tennis player disappeared from the public scene. “To what extent I feel hypocritical. I confess that I am not a good girl, indeed, I am a bad, a bad girl. About three years ago you, Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli, retired and asked Dr. Liu, about Tianjin Tennis Center, to contact me to arrange a tennis match with me, at the Kangming Hotel in Beijing “, we read again.

“After playing tennis in the morning, you and your wife Kang Jie took me to your house. Then you took me to a room and, just like in Tianjin more than ten years ago, you told me you wanted to have sex with me. I was very scared that afternoon, I didn’t expect it to happen like this, with a guard outside the door, because it was impossible to make believe your wife would agree to such a thing. We had sex once, seven years ago , and then you went to Beijing to join the Communist Party Standing Committee. For a long time I had buried our story in my heart, since you had no intention of taking any responsibility. But then, why did you come looking for me again, for take me to your house and force me to have sex with you? “, explains Peng Shuai in the full text reported today in the ‘Corriere della Sera’.

“I have no proof, and it was impossible to keep any trace of what happened – underlines the Chinese tennis player -. That afternoon, at first I said no and I burst into tears. I had dinner with you and your wife, Kang Jie. Hai. I kept talking and saying so many things, to get the thoughts out of my mind. After dinner, you said that you had never forgotten me in those seven years, and that I should have been nice to you, and so on I felt overwhelmed by panic, but I gave in. Yes, we had sex. From that day on, I felt love for you blossom again (…) “, continues the ex n.1 in the female double.

“Even at the risk of my life, I want to tell the truth about you. On the evening of October 30, 2021 we had a fight – we still read – You said we would go to your house on the afternoon of November 2 to clarify everything. Today, at noon, you called to tell me that you are very busy and that we will hear from you later. And you ‘disappeared’ again, as you did seven years ago. You said there was no commitment between us. ”

“You were always afraid that I would bring a tape recorder with me, to collect evidence – writes the tennis player in the post reported in full by ‘Corriere della Sera’ – I have nothing to prove what happened, neither audio, nor video, only the experience real life of my upset. But even if I risk disintegrating, like an egg thrown against a rock, I’m ready to tell the truth about you. “

“You will deny or go on the counterattack. I am a bad girl who does not deserve to be a mother. You are the father of a son and a daughter. After everything you have done in this life, will you be able to look them in the face with a clear conscience?” , concludes Peng Shuai.