China’s famous English teacher beats his American wife

| October 6th, 2011


Early this September, a famous Chinese celebrity Li Yang was exposed in a scandal of domestic violence. Li was probably the most famous English teacher in China, best known for his "Crazy English," a popular method of language learning he invented, in which yelling at the top of one’s lungs is a good way to learn English (yet many criticize it as some sort of travelling preachers or even cult). He married an American wife and the couple had 3 daughters now. On early September, Li’s wife Kim Lee went On Weibo (micro-blog) to complain about the violence, attaching photos showing bruises on her head and legs.

9/3 12:55

It would be easier if love had just disappeared the minute that your hand struck my face, but it did not. Seeing that you were having make up applied for TV appearance while I was in hospital hurts more than your slamming my head on the floor.

You knocked me to the floor. You sat on my back. You choked my neck with both hands and slammed my head into the floor. When I pried your hands from my neck you grabbed my hair and slammed my head into the floor ten more times!




She said Li Yang once called him after she exposed the pictures on her on the Internet.

9/5 20:42

Li Yang, why do you call me if you can only want to tell me my character problem caused you to beat me? I admit, I was yelling and you told me to shut up and I did not. But you could have walked out.

She said on Weibo that she has reported the incidents to the police.

9/5 20:50

The police officers were shocked but efficient and kind. They immediately sent me to the hospital. They tried to call you several times. They asked what I wanted to do, did I want to press charges or just have you come in and talk to domestic affairs officer. I sent you a message

Our kids are now in bed and I sit here crying as I write this. I sent you a message that you had to go to the police station. You ignored it. I just wanted you to talk to someone. I begged you to see a counselor before this happened many times. I have given you a week to get help

Kim later said she wants a divorce, but she does not want the kids to hate their dad, but she only wants them to hate the behavior of domestic violence.

You are an educated person. You must recognize this behavior is not mentally sound. I must divorce you for the sake of our girls. I will never teach them to hate you, you are their father. I will teach them to hate your behavior.

Protecting my daughters and minimizing disruption in their lives is much more important than telling my side of the story. Children are my priority now, so I have refused all requests for interviews. Friends, please understand.

While all this is going on, Li yang is still appearing on TV interviews and not addressing to the accusation. He once said on a TV program that his marriage was not based on love, but only to exchange education methods between the east and the west.

Even later Li Yans publicly apologized to his wife (on Weibo) he is still the center of public condemnation.

我向KIM正式道歉,我对她实施了家庭暴力,造成了身体和心灵上的严重伤害,对孩子也产生了不良的影响。我也向所有人道歉,我将深刻反省我的行为。I wholehearted apologize to my wife Kim and my girls for committing domestic violence. This has caused them serious physical and mental damage.

On September 20th, 2011, in an interview with Jiang Ying Shuang (姜英爽), a reporter, regarding his domestic violence incident, along with admitting violent wife beating on a number of occasions, Li Yang said the following to Jiang: "At the time (of wife beating), I wanted to kill her"; "Learning western culture doesn’t mean western culture is right. I feel Bin Laden’s 9.11 bombing is a job well done. 9.11 has been the cheapest war the world ever had. With the least casualties, (it) has drastically changed the world history. This is my point of view. Americans certainly would not agree (with me)" Later in the interview, he said: "The (Chinese) society is a giant brothel. Why businessmen have gatherings? Have sex with prostitutes"; Jiang: "Did you participate ( in prostitution)?" Li: "I have done it a few times".

According to a survey conducted by the All China Women’s Federation, of the 270 million Chinese families, 30 percent suffer from domestic violence. However, Anti-domestic violence laws has not been enacted or be drafted as an independent law. Currently only a few clauses in other laws, such as the Marriage Law, have addressed some aspects of the offence.

edited by Key

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  1. Curren$y says:

    Everybody was kungfu fighting

  2. Huzhang says:

    Did she try to leave the kitchen?

    I kid, I kid. Get a divorce.

  3. nonamemon says:

    Amerikan men beat their shitty Chinese whore wives more than any other mix group, and this was on US TV news many times.

    But nobody can beat the Italians and Latinos for wife beating, may be the Russians are on top and Koreans close behind.

  4. Joe says:

    Shoulda been in the kitchen making him a baozi.

  5. Ester says:

    It was very late at midnight when I was 13, I woke up and found my parents were not there, I was freaking scared and waited for a long time, then I decided to go out and look for my parents. By the time I went out and stepped downstairs, I heard my parents coming up, my mom said; how can you beat me on the street, you have no heart,you… Then I pretended nothing happened and immediately went back to my room. Right from that night, I started to doubt; my admiring and loving father who had always been the one I loop up to is a wife-beater? no, I cant accept that, that’s ironical. I cant even get any sleep that night. After that, I still pretend not knowing anything abt things happening on my mom, deep in my heart, I feel pathetic for her.
    Till now, I am at the age that is ought to love/ to be loved, I still doubt man is hypocritical even he was a stigma of “integrity” . There is no one for women to fully rely on.
    Domestic Violence does happen in each country, but is commonly-seen especially in China.
    I urge that women who has been beaten by their husband to stand up and send all these “hypocrites” in jail.

  6. HansDampf says:

    Small Penis causes wife beating. Globally.

    • nonamemon says:

      May be big pussies does more to make many men feel cheated.

      • Mark says:

        So does that mean 30% of Chinese men have small cocks?

        “According to a survey conducted by the All China Women’s Federation, of the 270 million Chinese families, 30 percent suffer from domestic violence.”

  7. John Yao says:

    Bald, fat Cracker/YTs who has loser Asian “white worshipping” wife does worst to them…they don’t just beat them, the Crackers kill them. Just do google seatch on “whiteman killing asian wife girlfriend and you will get thousands of web hits.

  8. John Yao says:

    Edit: Bald, small d!ck, fat Cracker/YTs

  9. DDuana says:

    Re: John Yao,

    And when that happens, the case is deemed a “suicide” …

    “The gorgeous girlfriend of a millionaire pharmaceutical executive has been found dead in his San Diego mansion, hanging naked from a balcony with a rope around her neck and her hands and feet bound.”

  10. Roger K says:

    Most likely his father was a wife beater or he has a small brain being in college too long. Women can make men Mad but no excuse to hit mother of your family – SHAME.

    • ChinaMan says:

      true that, from the pictures you can see lady’s forehead is bruised up, the dude is a Bitch Ass still he look’s like a nice guy but a motherfucker inside. buddy need to eat some SHIT

  11. Just Wow says:

    You know it is a sad thing when someone says that the 9.11 attack was a job well done. Almost 5000 people died or injured. I hope he rots in hell.

  12. KOREA#1 says:


  13. Xiongmao says:

    Seriously,, why does Chinahush allow those two morons to destroy every single fucking thread every single fucking time? Ban those guys and ban their IPs or at least go in and erase their posts. I and many others used to come to Hush often but no one does any more and no one reads the comments ‘coz they’re all turned into flaming wars between those 2-3 insane morons.

    • handburglar says:

      It’s bizarre, the content on here is usually pretty good. Korean_guy is (sometimes) funny to me, just because he’s so extreme. His rebutter (under his various names) just keeps him going and needs to stop. I’d support banning them both.

    • 老外 says:

      I don’t mind korean_guy, but the other two retards are annoying.

  14. Awang Hitam says:

    Korean Guy is not Korean. He’s an impersonator inspired by Russell Peters’ anti-chinese jokes.

  15. getafix21 says:

    This has nothing to do with race, culture etc. This has got to do with runaway Capitalism and how everyone is obsessed with making money and having power over having a sense of decency. We all need the market to survive, but nobody needs to sell his soul to the highest bidder.

  16. american says:

    This korean guy has got to bekidding. korean guys are the only true wifebeaters. everyine knows it

    he has a typical korean insecurity too. cant u tell haha. whatta gook

  17. John says:

    To Getafix:
    You are absolutely right. The money and peoples worship of it is the problem.

    As the bible says, and, it is oh so correct: ” Money is the route of all kinds of evil”.

    I find the asians are realy money, money, money. But even the more virtuos in the West are losing their soul to money and it is a battle for all of us. Money equals filth.

    People seem to be obsessed with money.

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