Beijing police probing Guo in Red Cross row
BEIJING police have started an official investigation into Guo Meimei, who claimed to be the general manager of “Red Cross Commerce” and flaunted her lavish lifestyle online, the Caijing Magazine reported yesterday.
Guo returned to Beijing from Shenzhen following a police request, according to the report. Beijing police denied online rumors that Guo was detained.
On Tuesday, Wang Wei, deputy director of the Red Cross Society of China, said the humanitarian charity organization has reported Guo’s behavior to police, claiming she had fabricated facts and disturbed public order.
Beijing police confirmed to Caijing that Guo’s case is under investigation as a public security case.
Guo was spotted and photographed at a Beijing airport on Monday. At the airport, the woman asked reporters and netizens to “stop fooling around.”
Guo has been under media spotlight for weeks after she boasted about her sports cars, designer handbags and villas on the Internet under an identity associated with China’s Red Cross. Netizens are questioning whether the charity organization has been misusing donors’ money.
Though the Red Cross issued three statements on its website trying to clarify the situation and denying any links with Guo, the controversy continues to linger among netizens and has attracted media attention.
The Red Cross on Tuesday held a press conference, again dispelling rumors about its fund management and suspicious ties with Guo.