Alleged sexual assault victim was a UMN student, according to report

The Chinese billionaire was arrested last week in Minneapolis following a University visit.

Madeline Deninger

The alleged rape victim of Chinese billionaire Liu Qiangdong, who was arrested in Minneapolis last week following a visit to the University of Minnesota, is reportedly a Chinese University student, according to the Wall Street Journal Wednesday. 

Liu, also known as Richard Liu, is a student with the Carlson School’s China Doctor of Business Administration program. He was arrested by the Minneapolis Police Department for sexual misconduct and booked into jail Friday night and released Saturday afternoon, according to reports. 

Liu, founder of online retailer JD.com, was in Minneapolis for a DBA residency program from Aug. 26 to Sept. 1. DBA is a degree offered by Carlson School in partnership with Chinese university that caters to “top-level executives” working in China. 

MPD’s investigation is currently ongoing, and the University was unable to comment further. 

Tiffany Bui contributed to this report.