Ever since Du Meizhu (都美竹) decided to speak up about Kris Wu (吴亦凡)’s sexual assault cases, there have been tons of strange twists and turns of events regarding the case. Along the way, a woman who claimed herself to be a relative to the young victim had been firing shots at the celeb, and posting evidence of photos showing the two of them together.
Following the news of the former K-pop idol’s detainment by the Beijing police, the “cousin” known as Li En (李恩), took to her Weibo to post a cryptic message that reads, “Only after experiencing hell-like torture, you can have the power to conquer the heavens. Our efforts were not in vain. All the injustices we have suffered will turn into motivation. Thank you.”
Despite this, Du had since clarified that she has no family relations with Li, but instead she’s actually a good friend of hers. During an interview with NetEase Entertainment, the 18-year-old revealed that she had asked Li to take down her posts and to stop posting about her, but she wouldn’t listen.
Du further explained that Li’s views on the controversy are her own and do not represent herself. As a result, she resorted to opening about her altercation with Li with the press in an attempt to stop her from coming up with posts about her. The latter had since removed several of her previous social media posts soon after the interview came out.
Earlier this month (1st August), it was revealed that Weibo has deleted the “November Rain” singer and his studio’s official accounts. That same day, the accounts of three woman who defended him during his past scandal with Xiao Gina back in 2016 were also blocked from posting. Apparently, Li’s Weibo page was also taken down for violating its community guidelines.
Later on 3rd August, Li finally broke her silence amid all the debates about her identity. In this case, she revealed that the serious impact from Du’s interview has affected her negatively. According to Li, she did contact Du several times for clarifications, only to get rejected by her. Li then said that Du had asked for her help to speak about the case after drinking one night. She further claimed that she had also been helping Du reaching out to people who could help to expose Wu’s dirty laundry.
The duo eventually agreed that Li would be helping Du to come up with a post on 2nd June as her cousin. “Early on, she did mention me as her cousin in her Weibo posts. I didn’t just pop out all of a sudden,” Li explained as she pointed out Du’s sudden change of attitude facing the media. She then admitted, “We don’t have any blood relations, but I’m older than her by a few years. I had the fortune of being her cousin for two months.”
The beauty blogger further added that although she didn’t want to get involved in all the drama, she was pressured by netizens and also the media to reveal the truth. After Du came forward and “declared war” on the “What Is Love” hit-maker. Li made an appearance in an online interview with The Paper to explain the whole situation.
Due to her recent comment about Wu’s detainment on her social media, she claimed that she was “maliciously misled” by some news outlets and several fans have misunderstood her post online. She then apologised for her reckless action, before revealing that she still failed to reach out to Du. As stated by the lady herself, it’s been overwhelming to bear all the pressure.
Li then concluded her chat with the digital press by saying that she “has a clear conscience, didn’t receive any money, and isn’t sorry to anyone”. She then clarified that she only did it to help Du, but the media depicted her as though she was doing it for cheap publicity.
On top of that, she also disclosed that she had received threats for over two months. She said, “What kind of popularity makes you to take risk it? In the end, I’m the one who is being labelled as ‘Clout Chaser’.” Li also said that this would be the last time she speaks on the matter and expressed her wish to live within her own circle.
During the chat, Li also shared a screenshot of a text conversation with an individual (believed to be Du) explaining that she had already told the media to stop yxh accounts (marketing accounts) from “reposting that Li was her sister”.