Two edited surveillance videos of JD.com’s Richard Liu and his accuser Jingyao Liu were posted on Chinese social media Weibo on Apr. 22. It soon went viral and caused heated discussion in China. What the videos show seems to be unfavorable to Jingyao Liu, the Minnesota student who accused Richard Liu of battery and rape in a civil lawsuit.
News of Liu Qiangdong’s arrest broke out over the Labor Day weekend in the U.S. city of Minneapolis. Liu, chairman and CEO of the Chinese e-commerce retailer JD.com Inc., was briefly arrested for alleged criminal sexual misconduct and has since been released from custody.
It has been an uneasy week as the vaccine scandal and #metoo movement have been causing huge stirs on Chinese social media for the past few weeks.