Jun 15, 2023

Taiwan sees MeToo wave of allegations after Netflix show

Taiwan is being rocked by a wave of sexual harassment and assault allegations - sparked by a Netflix show which many say has ignited a local MeToo movement. A local TV drama has been credited with sparking the first wave of allegations. In late April, Wave Makers, a show about Taiwanese political staffers working on an election, debuted on Netflix. Last week a journalist said KMT lawmaker Fu Kun-chi had forcibly kissed her at a press event in 2014, allegations denied by Fu. He reiterated his public denial to the BBC, saying he had never engaged in any sexual harassment towards women or subordinates. There is no doubt a reckoning in motion, observers say, adding that it is a significant time in Taiwan for addressing gender and sexual abuse.

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