A now-former managing director at a private equity firm has been arrested and accused of date rape. Edward Lu, 39, allegedly brought the victim to his luxury ​apartment at 60 W. 14th Street on Sunday November 16th. "The defendant laid informant on his bed and got on top of her," the criminal complaint states, according to the Post. "Informant tried to push the defendant off of her, but was unable to. 'No, I don't want to do this!' exclaimed the victim several times."

According to the complaint, Lu then allegedly stripped the woman’s clothes off and forced himself on her. Lu was arrested Monday and charge with rape. His defense lawyer argues that the sex was consensual and the women made up the rape: "This is a case where the parties knew each other," defense lawyer Elizabeth Crotty ​said in court. "They had been on a date earlier that night. She in fact would not leave his apartment. He called the police to have her removed."

Lu, a former Morgan Stanley analyst, served as the Managing Director of Tower Three Partners. According to his profile, "Mr. Lu's role is to seek out credit opportunities, monitor Tower Three Partners portfolio companies and to share his vision on the management of their performance. He has over 17 years of experiene [sic]." But Lu was "dismissed" from the company after his arrest: "Tower Three just became aware of this matter. Mr Lu is no longer associated with the firm," a spokesman said. You can still see his Bloomberg Business Profile listing him as part of the company here.

He is now facing up to five years in prison. An ex-girlfriend who accompanied Lu to court defended him: "Certainly he’s innocent. He’s innocent," said Eva Cha, a Director of Financial Risk at Price Waterhouse Cooper​s​.