John Elder, a spokesman for the Minneapolis police, told the BBC on Sunday: “There is absolutely no restriction on his travel. The understanding is that if we need to get in touch with him, we will be able to do so.”
The details of the allegation are not clear. Elder declined to provide any further details on the case to Business Insider “because this is an active criminal investigation.”
Business Insider has contacted JD.com for further comment.
JD.com on Sunday said Liu had been falsely accused, and that it “will take the necessary legal action against false reporting or rumors.”
Liu’s arrest came shortly after he tried to distance himself from a different sexual-misconduct scandal. In late July hesaid he didn’t know anything about a sexual assaultthat was alleged to have taken place after a party he hosted in Sydney in 2015. He was not accused of any wrongdoing in that case.
Liu, also known as Richard, has a net worth of $10.8 billion, or £8.4 billion,according to Forbes. He was named by the latest Forbes billionaire list as the 16th-richest person in China and the 140th-richest person in the world.
JD.com is the second-largest Chinese e-commerce company after Alibaba. The company had 292.5 million active customer accounts in 2017 and reaped a net profit of 50.8 billion yuan, or $7.8 billion, in its 2017 fiscal year,the company said in its annual statement.