Lee Zheng-hao (李正皓), a former Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Youth League secretary-general, was on Friday questioned by prosecutors in Taipei over an allegation that he secretly filmed his sexual encounters with several women without their knowledge.
The litigation was filed by a woman and her male friend, surnamed Kuo (郭), who alleged that Lee frequented nightclubs, dated several women at the same time and secretly recorded sexual activities without informing the women.
Kuo posted messages on social media saying that he has records of Lee’s text messages to various women, who claimed they were victimized by Lee’s sexual proclivities.
Kuo also alleged that Lee had engaged in financial fraud during his stint as KMT Youth League secretary-general, accusing him of forging receipts to defraud the party by claiming expenses for the party’s youth programs.
Lee denied the allegations after being questioned by the prosecutors.
Lee was among a group of youth leaders organizing the Grassroots Alliance that aims to push for party reform in the aftermath of the KMT’s defeat in the Jan. 16 elections.
Two prominent youth leaders in that movement were Lee and former KMT International Information and Events Center director Hsu Chiao-hsin (徐巧芯).
Lee and Hsu were also among a group of 15 spokespeople for KMT presidential candidate Eric Chu’s (朱立倫) presidential campaign.
Seen as a rising star within the KMT, the sex video scandal was a setback for Lee, casting doubt over his advancement within party ranks.
Kuo further alleged that he spoke to other victims and gathered evidence against Lee, adding that he had to make the case public to serve justice for the victims.
“Another reason is that Lee headed the Grassroots Alliance movement. With Lee’s many disreputable acts, I was worried he would damage the KMT. To implement reform in the KMT, they must change the system from within. However, Lee’s activities are harmful to the reform movement,” Kuo said in February after he was questioned by prosecutors.
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