Date
29 May 2017
Abbot Shi Yongxin (left photo) is embroiled in new misconduct allegations. A recent article comes with a photo of his alleged wife playing with their daughter. Photo: HKEJ
Abbot Shi Yongxin (left photo) is embroiled in new misconduct allegations. A recent article comes with a photo of his alleged wife playing with their daughter. Photo: HKEJ

Fresh accusations swirl over Shaolin abbot sex scandal

Rumors continue to hound a Shaolin Temple abbot after allegations of rape and sexual misconduct with nuns with whom he fathered two daughters.

Abbot Shi Yongxin is the subject of an article titled, “Who should regulate the big tiger Shaolin Abbot Shi Yongxin”, which has gone viral on social media.

The accusations are described in detail in the article written by a certain Shi Zhengyi.  

Shi Yongxin allegedly seduced Guan Lili, a woman from Harbin, with money in 1990.

They have a daughter together, named Liu Mengya, who has since made him a grandfather, according to the article.

It said Shi Yongxin also had an inappropriate relationship with Shi Yanjie, the former abbess of the Shangqiu Guanyin Temple, with whom he has a daughter.

Shi Yanjie has moved to Australia.

The article came with pictures, one of which shows Shi Yanjie playing with their daughter.

Shi Zhengyi reported the case to the police and provided them with his real name and contact details.

He said he decided to come out with the story because Shi Yongxin has been using the Shaolin monastery for illicit activities and he wanted to bring it “back on the right track”.

He said Shi Yongxin uses two identity cards to hide his activities and enable him to keep mistresses.

Shi Zhengyi accused the abbot of acting against the teachings of Buddhism.

The Shaolin Temple said it has reported the matter to the authorities but warned that Shi Zhengyi’s post is in breach of libel laws.

But Shi Zhengyi is undeterred.

He vowed to reveal more about Shi Yongxin in the future.

Shi Yongxin has previously faced misconduct allegations.

In 2011, a Shaolin disciple accused him of salting away US$3 billion in offshore accounts.

He also owns villas in the United States and Germany and has had affairs with famous movie stars, according to the disciple.

Local journalists stirred online forums after reporting Shi Yongxin’s alleged arrest while he was visiting a prostitute in the middle of a police crackdown.

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