Patrick Frater Asia Bureau ChiefA court in Jinan, China on Wednesday sentenced a man to 18 months of prison time for sexually assaulting a female employee at Chinese e-commerce and entertainment giant Alibaba.
The man, Zhang Guo was the employee of a supermarket chain who was negotiating a business deal with Ms Zhou in the middle of last year.
Zhang and an Alibaba manager were accused of plying the woman with drink at a working dinner, assaulting her during the dinner and then again in Zhang’s hotel room.The case achieved national significance as it simultaneously fed into several uncomfortable narratives.
Zhou made a written complaint to Alibaba’s human resources department about the incidents. But the company either failed to take her seriously or sought to cover it up.Read more on variety.com