Woman’s claim of assault at hotel stirs outrage
An online post in which a woman claimed she was assaulted at a fourstar Beijing hotel while staff turned a blind eye has triggered public anger and calls for more protection of women.
Beijing police said on Wednesday that they are conducting a “thorough investigation” into the case. The hotel has apologized and promised to tighten management and improve service.
The woman, known only by her Sina Weibo account name “wanwan_2016”, related her account online on Tuesday night. She said that she was followed and attacked by a stranger in Yitel Hotel in Beijing’s Chaoyang district at about 11 pm on Sunday, and that several passers-by and a hotel employee did nothing.
The woman also posted video clips recorded by the hotel surveillance camera.