New rumors surfaced regarding the Peng Tang rape case in Iowa City, first appeared on the Renren, which alleges:
- Tang's roommate was sued by Tang for stealing his credit card shortly before the rape incident;
- After Tang's parents arrived in the US amid the rape change, the roommate advised Tang's parents, who were not familiar with US laws that they could pay the rape victim for lesser charges;
Network rumors has it that it was this same roommate who tipped the police the negotiation between Tang's parents and the rape victim. Subsequently, both of Tang's parents were thrown behind bars.