The high tech company founder has been a guest at the White House and an adviser to the Obama administration. Now she’s at the center of a controversy fueled by internet users in China.
“I was shell-shocked when the attacks started. I felt I was right back to being the eight-year-old without a voice in a denunciation session, being forced to face public humiliation, being called all sorts of names.
“But however hurt and sad I am, I realize that I am not eight, I am not in China and that I am speaking out for all those little girls who are abused and still don’t have a voice,” she told The Telegraph.
Fu wrote in her memoirs Bend, Not Break: A Life in Two Worlds that she was snatched from her parents by Chinese authorities at age 8, gang raped at 10, and then exiled from China with basically the clothes on her back when she was an adult.
She has since corrected aspects of her story and defended it by saying she’s not writing a history book.
What’s behind the attacks and where are the holes in Fu’s story? The Telegraph looked at those questions and sat down with Fu to get her response.