Troubled Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com faced a fresh setback as the student who accused JD.com founder Richard Liu of rape in August filed a civil lawsuit against the billionaire on Tuesday.

The lawsuit comes nearly four months after Minnesota prosecutors declined to pursue criminal charges. JD.com is also named as a defendant.

JD did not provide comment on the new lawsuit but referred TechNode to a statement from its lawyers.

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Emma Lee

Emma Lee is Shanghai-based tech writer, covering startups and tech happenings in China and Asia in general. We are looking for stories related to tech and China. Reach her at lixin@technode.com.