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China Sentences Man Linked To Alibaba Employee Sexual Assault Case

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  • A China court sentenced a man to 18 months in prison for being involved in Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE: BABA) female employee sexual assault case, the Global Times reports.

  • The court held Zhang Guo guilty of forcible indecency against a female employee surnamed Zhou of Alibaba Group during a business dinner in July 2021 while Zhou was intoxicated.

  • Zhang was among the eight people attending the business dinner.

  • Also Read: Alibaba Fires Manager Accused Of Rape Amid Widening Concerns Over Women Safety At Company: Report

  • Zhang committed sexual assault against Zhou during their first meeting on July 27, 2021, at a restaurant and again the next day in Zhou’s hotel room.

  • On July 27, four employees from Alibaba, including Zhou, went on a business trip to Jinan for negotiations and to sign a contract with Jinan Hualian supermarket. That night, the four colleagues from Alibaba had a business dinner with four representatives from the Hualian supermarket, including Zhang.

  • According to media reports, Zhou did not get any response from Alibaba despite the complaint.

  • Alibaba had shown zero tolerance for illegal behavior and assured full cooperation with local police.

  • Previously, Alibaba had suspended ten employees for publicizing sexual assault allegations.

  • Price Action: BABA shares traded lower by 2.36% at $103.88 in the premarket session on the last check Wednesday.

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