JD.com founder Richard Liu attends a business forum in Hong Kong in 2017. Photo: Reuters

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

  • The civil suit, which also names JD.com as a defendant, seeks more than US$50,000 in damages
  • A 21-year-old said the billionaire plied her with alcohol at a business networking dinner with other wealthy Chinese executives on August 30
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JD.com founder Richard Liu attends a business forum in Hong Kong in 2017. Photo: Reuters
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Celia Chen

Celia Chen

Celia is a tech reporter for the Post, covering companies such as Tencent, JD.com and Foxconn. She also covers start-up news and China's tech world. Prior to joining the Post, she worked for China Daily.

Robert Delaney

Robert Delaney

Robert Delaney is the Post’s North America bureau chief. He spent 11 years in China as a language student and correspondent for Dow Jones Newswires and Bloomberg, and continued covering the country as a correspondent and an academic after leaving. His debut novel, The Wounded Muse, draws on actual events that played out in Beijing while he lived there.