Aug 9, 2021

Alibaba to sack manager accused of rape, according to memo seen by BBC

Chinese technology giant Alibaba will sack a manager accused of rape, according to a memo seen by the BBC.In the letter which was sent to employees of the firm, CEO Daniel Zhang said two other bosses who failed to act on the allegation have also resigned. Alibaba is working with police after a female worker said her male boss raped her in a hotel room while she was unconscious after a "Drunken night". Mr Zhang said the executive accused of rape had admitted that "There were intimate acts" while the woman was "Inebriated". The woman alleged that her manager coerced her into travelling to the city of Jinan, which is around 900km from Alibaba's head office in Hangzhou, for a meeting with a client. After returning to Hangzhou, the woman said the incident was reported to Alibaba's human resources department and senior management and that she had requested her boss be fired.

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