““Before the clock starts running on Xu’s response time, we need to serve him. However, he has left the jurisdiction and has kept his current location well-guarded, which has made service difficult,” said Ali Wilkinson, an attorney for the New York-based firm McAllister Olivarius.”
“Last month, when there were concerns that Xu might flee the country, Wilkinson said that regardless, McAllister Olivarius would continue to pursue the case.
“If he has fled, we will continue to zealously pursue this case against him, in conformance with international treaties and the law,” she said.
“His victims deserve the chance to be heard, and Xu needs to be held accountable for his actions.”
In the 87-page lawsuit, two of Xu’s former UI students accuse him of taking advantage of his position as head of the East Asian Languages and Cultures department from 2012 to 2015 to sexually and emotionally exploit his young Chinese students, who depended on him for their visas.”
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