When a former intern at China's state broadcaster wrote in July about being groped and forcibly kissed by one of the country's most recognizable television stars, her story ignited a social media firestorm in a country where a backlash against sexual harassment was growing.

Now her case is set to go before the Chinese legal system.

The 25-year-old former intern said she had been informed Tuesday by a court in Beijing's Haidian district that she was being sued in a civil case for damaging Zhu Jun's reputation and mental well-being.