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Video: Woman ‘hailed as a hero’ for beating boss with mop after he allegedly sexually harassed her

In the video, the worker also pours water over her boss and throws books at him.

 

Eilish O'Sullivan

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Published Apr 17, 2021   Updated Apr 19, 2021, 10:16 am CDT

A woman is reportedly being “hailed as a hero” by people online after she beat her boss, who is accused of sexually harassing her, with a mop.

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A video of the incident was posted to Weibo—China’s Twitter-like platform—and it has been viewed millions of times, according to Yahoo News. In the video, a woman, a government worker who is only identified as “Zhou,” pours water over her boss, throws books at him, and beats him with a mop. 

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He had allegedly sent inappropriate text messages to Zhou and her co-workers. In the video, he reportedly tries to apologize and admits to the harassment as she attacks him with the mop. “It was just a joke,” he reportedly says, according to Newser.

Zhou’s boss was fired for “lifestyle violations of discipline,” and Zhou filed a police report against him, Newser reported.

Zhou’s actions have garnered a largely positive reaction in China, with many online calling her a hero, according to multiple reports. She is reportedly suffering from a mental illness and will not face any repercussions for hitting the man, according to Newser.

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According to an expert who spoke with the New York Times, it’s rare that alleged harassers are punished when faced with claims of sexual harassment.

If you are a victim of sexual assault or want more information on sexual assault, contact the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network at 1-800-656-HOPE (4673).


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*First Published: Apr 17, 2021, 1:59 pm CDT