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Li Tianyi Claims Rape Victim Was a Hostess, Pleads Innocent

Li Tianyi.

Li Tianyi (aka Li Guanfeng).

From Sina:

Li Tianyi’s Party Accuses Victim of Being a Hostess, Pleas Innocence

According to Shenzhen Evening News, Li X is being publicly prosecuted for being involved in a gang-rape case. There are lots of twists and turns among his attorneys–first, two attorneys have resigned from the case, and now this new attorney claims they’re going to plea innocent.

Yesterday [July 14], an insider revealed to the reporter of this article the reason the attorneys resigned, and he also revealed that because Li X is a juvenile, his guardians must be present when he’s brought to the trail. Every time when Li X meets them he’d ask “when will you come again”, which makes his mother determined to “save” her son.

Why did the two attorneys resign from the case?

The client’s demands are too difficult to achieve

As it is understood, Li X’s first attorney resigned from the case because “the case is complicated, he’s unable to fulfill the client’s demands”.

The insider revealed that when the crime was first discovered, Li X’s mother had already completely “freaked out”, and had gone through friends to find lawyer Yuan Chenghui of Beijing City Weiheng Law Firm to be her son’s attorney.

The insider claims that because some of the client’s ideas/desires made the attorney feel they would be very difficult to achieve through the legal process, the first attorney resigned from the case in early March.

Xue Zhenyuan, the second attorney for Li X Case asked to resign on May 20. His reason for resigning is also that “there are some reasons that are inconvenient and unable to be spoken”.

Why do they want the attorney to plea not guilty?

They think the case doesn’t match what has been reported

As it is understood, when Li X was first arrested, Li’s family already had doubts about this case: Was the girl involved a hostess at the bar [someone who drinks and gives company to customers for money]?

According to the insider, Li’s family learned from Li X’s own mouth that when he was drinking during the night the incident happened, those with Li X at the scene were not only the 5 people involved in this case but also Li X’s other friends.

When leaving the bar, the girl didn’t resist, and here Li X and his friends parted ways. When [Li X, the girl, and the other people involved in this case] arrived at the hotel, the victim didn’t show any sign of obvious resistance, nor was the victim’s state of “drunkenness” clear.

Although these details contradict the reports of many press, Li’s family still believe there were so many people at the scene who can testify, and furthermore, the hotel also has surveillance footage. Therefore, Li X’s mother and others concerned want the attorney to enter a plea of not guilty.

According to Mr. Liu who has worked in the involved bar Global Club, bars and other kind of nightclubs often have female hostesses to fill up the venue. They are young, beautiful, all dressed up, and are paid a fixed 200 yuan per day by the bar or nightclub.

Comments from Sina:

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深焙咖啡 [湖北武汉]:

Hostesses are also human beings. Is gang-raping a hostess not counted as gang-rape? In the eyes of Meng Ge [Li Tianyi’s mother], hostesses are not human? And thus can be gang-raped?

林丛Lintsong381519092 [北京]:

Prostitutes are also human, but beasts always stay as beasts, no matter what.

青春太白 [陕西西安]:

Prostitutes are first women, and gang-raping a prostitute should also be punished by the law. The law can’t be lenient to criminals just because the victim is a prostitute.

手机用户 [北京]:

So shameless. You can’t rape her even if she’s a prostitute.

六六 [美国加利福尼亚]:

The family is protecting an asshole.

feiranyi [河北邯郸]:

Whores always sees others as whores.

秘斗鱼 [浙江杭州]:

Waiting for the result. Hope the law won’t be gang-raped again.

手机用户 [上海]:

Hostesses are not human? What kind of logic do these beasts have?

沙漠之狐2011 [北京]:

She’s a hostess, so what? She only drinks with customers!

cherisher1999 [北京]:

Extremely shameless!

Comments from NetEase:

江小i美 [网易特克斯和凯科斯群岛网友]:

Me and my little friends are stupefied: Hostesses also have human rights. 62%-80% prostitutes have the experiences of being raped. Tianyi, you’ve succeeded!

小鸡哔哔哔哔哔 [网易浙江省杭州市手机网友]:

Meng Ge is the one who didn’t show any sighs of obvious resistance. Grass mud horse.

第一时评 [网易福建省手机网友]:

It’s said that if you say Tianyi is shameless, countless people will ding your comment. I don’t believe it, so I’m here to give it a try?! [28,083 upvotes during the time of translation]

边走边看shv [网易中国手机网友]:

The girl’s identity has no necessary connection to the crime.

网易福建省厦门市手机网友 ip:27.154.*.*:

Execute this bastard.

Comments from Sohu:

结满地瓜的石榴树 [搜狐北京市网友]:

★Scumbags have no right to criticize “whores”★

According to logic, Li Tianyi’s attorney entering a plea of innocent on behalf of Li Tianyi is a right the law has given to him. There’s nothing inappropriate about that. The lawyer is also completely free to seek various kinds of evidence to prove that Li Tianyi didn’t do the crime in order to save him. But what’s ridiculous is that the evidence they think proves Li Tianyi’s innocence turns out to be that “the victim is a hostess”. If Li Shuangjiang and Meng Ge [Li Tianyi’s parents] think so, that can be forgiven on account of love, but for a lawyer well-versed in the law to agree with them, that’s just unacceptable.

First of all, when someone knows that he’s guilty, but he still fights back, he’s been unreasonable. It is simple if they want to prove that Li Tianyi is not guilty. They only have to prove that he’s not involved in the rape, or that him having sex with the victim is consensual. Otherwise, it’s rape! But up till now, the attorney has said nothing on this matter, but arguing when the crime is already a fact, covering it up with all means, and even denying the truth. This itself has violated the basic professional integrity of a lawyer.

Secondly, the facts and [the victim’s] identity are unrelated. Even if the victim is a “prostitute”, should we take Li Tianyi’s action for granted? Should we consider forcing a “hostess” to have sex no longer rape? Of course not! Not to mention how shameless it is to maliciously abuse the victim, it can’t even justify oneself even according to legal principle. It is clear that he himself is a scumbag, but he insists on denouncing the “whore” as cheap. At all times and in all over the world, where does this kind of logic come from?! Therefore, both Meng Ge and Li Tianyi’s attorney should remember: scumbags have no right to accuse “whores”.

壹个潒夏天壹个像秋忝 [搜狐广西壮族自治区桂林市网友]:

If this guy is not severely punished, it can’t be tolerated by heaven. Up till now, his guardians haven’t shown a shred of apology to the victim (whether she’s a hostess at the bar or not) . Just for their unrepentant attitude after they’ve done something wrong, they should be punished by the law. To make them know their faults, to make them be repentant for what they’ve done, so they can change~!

啊郎2010 [搜狐浙江省网友]:

His father is merely a singer, what great deeds has he done? He is canonized as General, what kind of benefits does he receive from the country? He should be humble, he should live with his tail between his legs. But he is not grateful, but spoils his son to harm the society, to be abusively domineering, to place himself above the people. This kind of scumbag must be severely punished, to be made an example out of, so as to ease the people’s anger.

Li Tianyi must be sentenced to 30 years of prison time. 1, He has a criminal record, driving without a driver’s license and assaulting people.  2, Li Shuangjiang, as a state cadre, indulges his son to break the law, to commit crimes. Doesn’t he know what his son has done? 3, After the crime happened, he didn’t comfort or compensate for the victim. Is this how a state cadre should behave? 4, After the crime happened, he even made reprisals and threatened the victim. He is worse than pigs and dogs. 5, In knowing that her son is guilty, Meng Ge the Whore still does all that she can to help her bastard of a son escape the punishment of the law. It’s a contempt of court. No matter from which point above, there’s no way that Li’s penalty can be reduced. And based on the points above, it is even completely OK to add a few more years. So, if Li’s prison time is less than 15 years, the general public will not agree. Those who agree with me, ding. [6,888 upvotes during the time of translation]

老徐时评[独立评论人,]:

According to the press, Li Tianyi’s family questions if the plaintiff was a hostess at the bar, so they want to plead innocent. What does this have anything to do with whether the plaintiff is a hostess or not? Hostesses are also human. Is gang-raping a hostess not counted as gang-rape?

贫穷富翁5296400|TA的微博[搜狐广东省深圳市网友]:

The black becomes the white, the twisted become the straight. Those who have public power can say whatever they want to say. I’m so worried for the entertainment industry.

Written by Peter Barefoot

Peter is a born and raised Chengdunese who enjoys drinking with all his friends.

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