Hui Ran, 21, known as the ‘gentle desert butcher’ to her eight million online followers alleges her boyfriend beat her and stole her social media account. Photo: SCMP composite/handout
Hui Ran, 21, known as the ‘gentle desert butcher’ to her eight million online followers alleges her boyfriend beat her and stole her social media account. Photo: SCMP composite/handout

‘Felt meaningless to live’: China’s ‘gentle desert butcher’ influencer alleges abuse by partner and theft of social media account and income

  • Chinese influencer alleges partner violently abused her, took her daughter, and stole her social media account and income
  • Her boyfriend denies the allegations and claims she is having an affair and demanding US$290,000 to end it

Hui Ran, 21, known as the ‘gentle desert butcher’ to her eight million online followers alleges her boyfriend beat her and stole her social media account. Photo: SCMP composite/handout
Hui Ran, 21, known as the ‘gentle desert butcher’ to her eight million online followers alleges her boyfriend beat her and stole her social media account. Photo: SCMP composite/handout
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