A Chinese billionaire seeking asylum in the United States has been accused of holding his personal assistant hostage and raping the young woman on multiple occasions in court papers filed on Monday.
Rui Ma, 28, claims in a complaint submitted in Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York that after coming to the United States to meet with Guo Wengui, a 50-year-old dissident who currently resides in New York City, she had her passport seized by the man and was trapped in the country for three years.
Over those three years she was raped multiple times according to the court filing, and told that if she ever tried to escape or go back to China she would be tortured and thrown in jail.
She was able to make her way to the Chinese embassy during a trip to London she took with her accused captor according to the complaint, at which point she was able to return home.
Ma is now asking for at lest $120 million in damages, and has also filed criminal charges against Wengui in China.
Serious allegations: Guo Wengui (above) a Chinese dissident worth over $2billion is accused of raping his assistant Rui Ma
Nice digs: Wengui lives in a $68million apartment on the 18th floor of the Sherry Netherland in NYC
Prison: Ma, 28, claims she came to meet with Wengui for one week and ended up being held captive in his apartment (above) for three years after he seized her passport
Ma arrived in New York City over three years ago on what she thought was a one-week trip according to the filing.
There she met, Wengui who resides in an 18th floor apartment at the Sherry Netherlands on Fifth Avenue overlooking Central park and valued at $68 million.
Wengui told Ma ‘she could at no point return to the [People’s Republic of China] soon after her arrival, and ‘forcibly took away [Ma’s] passport.’
He would also monitor her Internet activity and make her work ‘until 2 am or 4am, seven days a week’ according to the complaint.
Ma was able to fight Wengui off the first time he allegedly tried to rape her, with the filing stating Wengui ‘pulled down his pants and underwear, and began to tear at [Ma’s] skirt and tights, physically battering her in the process.’
The next time she was not able to fight him off, walking up to find him on top of her in the bedroom after the two had shared drinks together sstates the compalint.
‘After this violence concluded, [Wengui] left [Ma] alone, bleeding in her bed,’ Ma’s lawyer Lisa Solbakken states in court papers.
‘She continued to live in constant fear of [Wengui] thereafter, remaining awake for as long as she could muster for fear that [Wengui] would again attack.’
It then happened next when the two were in London on a business trip.
Filing: Court papers filed by Ma detail two incidents of alleged rape and claim that she suffered multiple other sexual assaults at the hands of Wengui (above in his NYC apartment)
Multipke suits: Ma is now asking for at lest $120 million in damages, and has also filed criminal charges against Wengui in China (Wengui on his yacht ABOVE)
Fighting back: Wengui (above) claims this is all part of an effort being made by the Chinese government to have him deported back to the country
The complaint details that alleged incident, with Ma claiming Wengui locked her in a room and then ‘violently pulled from her chair’ and threw her to the floor.
She was ‘ultimately overpowered by [Wengui], who tore at [Ma’s] pants and underwear’ before her ‘proceeded to pin [Ma’s] hands together with one hand, so that she could no longer resist him, and put the full weight of his body on her’ states the complaint.
It goes on to claim: ‘[Wengui] then proceeded to use his legs to separate [Ma’s] legs and again forcibly rape her.’
There were more sexual assaults according to the filing, but only those were detailed in the complaint.
Wengui has claimed this complaint and others that were recently filed, inclining one this past July by a woman named Yan Huang, are all part of an effort by the Chinese government to have his deported and stop him from exposing corruption in the government.
He is worth of two billion dollars, and a decision on whether or not he will receive asylum is expected to be made on Friday.