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Woman Sues Chinese Billionaire Liu in Alleged Rape

A woman who said she was raped by JD.com founder Richard Liu filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the billionaire and his company alleging he and other wealthy Chinese executives coerced her to drink during a dinner in the hours before she was attacked. Jingyao Liu, a student at the University of Minnesota, claims Liu forced himself on her in his vehicle after the dinner and later raped her at her apartment. The lawsuit seeks damages of more than $50,000. Richard Liu, founder of the Beijing-based e-commerce site JD.com, was arrested Aug. 31, 2018, in Minneapolis on suspicion of felony rape and released within hours. Prosecutors announced in December that he would face no criminal charges because the case had “profound evidentiary problems” and that it was unlikely they could prove his guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. Liu’s defense attorneys said at the time that his arrest was based on a false claim. Liu released a statement on Chinese social media then saying he broke no law, but that his interactions with the woman hurt his family, especially his wife, and he hoped she would accept his apology. Attorneys for Richard Liu and representatives of JD.com did not immediately respond to messages from The Associated Press seeking comment. University residency The alleged attack happened while Richard Liu was in Minneapolis for a weeklong residency as part of the University of Minnesota’s doctor of business administration China program. The four-year program in the university’s management school is geared toward high-level executives in China and is a partnership with Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management. Jingyao Liu is a Chinese citizen studying at the university on a student visa, and was a volunteer in the doctorate program while Richard Liu was there. The Associated Press does not generally name alleged victims of... If you wish to read this full breaking news headline, plus more articles from around Thailand and Asia like, Woman Sues Chinese Billionaire Liu in Alleged Rape, simply click on 'Read full story' below, but 1st please give us a 'LIKE' or 'SHARE' before you leave. Thank you Woman Sues Chinese Billionaire Liu in Alleged Rape

 

 

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Published By: VOA NEWS - Wednesday, 17 April

 

 

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