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Newly released evidence exonerates JD.com founder Richard Liu of rape claim, his lawyers say

Lawyers for JD.com founder Richard Liu Qiangdong said evidence released by law enforcement officials in the United States exonerated the billionaire, who was accused of rape last year by a Chinese student at the University of Minnesota.“The evidence released today again reaffirms our strong belief from the very beginning that Mr Liu is innocent,” Jill Brisbois, a lawyer for Liu, said in a statement after the release of material in Minnesota on Wednesday.Prosecutors announced in December that… Source link

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JD.com describes lawsuit as ‘meritless’ after Minnesota student accuses Richard Liu of rape in US

JD.com said it will defend itself vigorously after a University of Minnesota student accused Richard Liu, the billionaire founder and CEO of China’s second biggest e-commerce company, of rape in a lawsuit filed in Minneapolis on Tuesday, four months after prosecutors declined to pursue a criminal case.The lawsuit, which JD’s lawyers described as meritless, also names JD.com as a defendant and seeks more than US$50,000 in damages. The student, Liu Jingyao, is identified in the complaint as a… Source link

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Singapore 

Parliament: Proposed changes to Penal Code allow men to be considered rape victims, tackle revenge porn, Singapore News

Men can be considered victims of rape and peeping Toms, under a Bill introduced in Parliament on Monday (Feb 11) that will amend the Penal Code. The proposed changes under the Criminal Law Reform Bill seek to expand the definitions of rape and sexual assault to make them more gender-neutral and accommodate more scenarios. There are also provisions to introduce new offences that specifically tackle the act of voyeurism. It has been proposed that the definition of rape be expanded to include non-consensual penetration of the anus or the mouth…

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JD.com founder Richard Liu’s rape accuser says she was lured to dinner

It was a Thursday evening in late August and a crowd had gathered at the Origami sushi restaurant in Minneapolis. One guest, a 21-year-old female Chinese undergraduate at the University of Minnesota, was initially expecting a dinner in honour of volunteers like herself. Instead, she found herself surrounded by more than a dozen Chinese executives, male attendees of a doctoral management programme for which she had been volunteering. Among them was Charlie Yao, a Chinese businessman she had met days earlier – and who had invited her to the dinner.…

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Singapore 

Auxiliary cop abetted rape of girlfriend by organising threesome, Singapore News

During bondage sex with her boyfriend of two years, a woman who was bound and blindfolded found out that a male stranger was taking part in their tryst. He turned out to be a stranger her boyfriend had met online and invited to take part in a threesome without her knowledge or consent. And it had happened once before, with her oblivious to what was going on. The boyfriend, a 27-year-old auxiliary police officer, was sentenced to 23 years and 11 months in jail and given 24 strokes of the…

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Lawyer for JD.com founder Richard Liu blasts Reuters for ‘one-sided’ report on rape case

The lawyer for JD.com founder Richard Liu Qiandong has slammed Reuters’ for its “one-sided” and “inaccurate” report on Liu’s rape case, calling its publication of witnesses names “reckless”. “[Reuters] jeopardises the integrity of the investigation and amounts to trying a case in the media before that investigation has concluded, and well before my client has even been charged with a crime,” Jill Brisbois, a US-based lawyer representing Liu, said in an email response to a request for comment on the Reuters story. “In so doing, Reuters continues to report a…

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US prosecutors weigh competing accounts in deciding whether to charge JD founder Richard Liu with rape

On the night of Aug. 30, a 21-year-old University of Minnesota student said she was in a chauffeured black car, trying to keep billionaire JD.com Inc Chief Executive Richard Liu from pulling off her clothes. “I just begged him, ‘Don’t do that. You have wife and you have kids,’” the Chinese woman told police in a recorded interview days after that was reviewed by Reuters. “He did not listen to me.” At around 3 a.m., Minneapolis police responded to an “assault in progress” involving Liu at the woman’s luxury apartment,…

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JD billionaire founder Richard Liu a no-show at high-profile events in China as US rape accusation hangs

JD.com’s billionaire founder Richard Liu, who is the subject of a rape investigation in the US, will be a conspicuous no-show again at a major state-sponsored event in China since his arrest and release by Minneapolis in August. The Beijing-based e-commerce firm confirmed that Liu will not be attending the World Internet Conference, which opens Wednesday in the picturesque canal-lined town of Wuzhen. Chinese President Xi Jinping sent a congratulatory letter, read out at the event opening. Liu was not among the top private business leaders invited to meet with…

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Singapore 

Doctor suspects error in rape accused’s erectile dysfunction test, Singapore News

An ultrasound test for erectile dysfunction carried out on a general practitioner two weeks after a patient accused him of rape showed that he was normal. However, Dr Peter Lim, the urologist who ordered the test in January 2016, told the High Court yesterday that he “strongly suspects” the result was in error, pointing to discrepancies with later tests. Dr Lim was taking the stand in the continuing trial of Wee Teong Boo, 67, who is charged with molesting and raping a 23-year-old patient at his Bedok practice, Wee’s Clinic…

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JD.com founder Liu and wife attend Princess Eugenie’s wedding amid US rape case

JD.com founder Richard Liu Qiangdong, who was arrested and then released in the US last month after being accused of rape, showed up with wife Zhang Zetian in the UK last Friday, as the couple attended the wedding of British royal family member Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank. Liu, 45, donned a black morning suit with bright pink tie and held hands with 24-year-old Zhang, who wore a matching pink dress and hat, as they made their way with other guests to St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle. The live-streamed…

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