TAIPEI—A woman who filed a sexual-misconduct case against a well-known TV host was cheered by crowds demonstrating their support for her and China’s fledgling #MeToo movement as a Beijing court heard her case on Wednesday. Despite the uncertainty over how the case would unfold, the crowd appeared energized as 27-year-old Zhou Xiaoxuan emerged from the court, according to video clips circulating online and people on the scene. After roughly 11 hours of proceedings had concluded, she said she would continue to fight her case. […] In 2018, Ms. Zhou filed a civil suit against Mr. Zhu after her account—initially shared in a private social-messaging group—became public. He has denied the claims, filing a defamation lawsuit against Ms. Zhou and Xu Chao, a woman who shared her account with a wider online audience on China’s Twitter -like social-messaging site Weibo.
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