China sentences Canadian pop star Kris Wu to 13 years for rape


Wu was detained in Beijing final yr after a Chinese pupil publicly accused him of inducing her and different women to have intercourse.

A Beijing court docket has sentenced Chinese-born Canadian pop star Kris Wu to 13 years in jail after discovering him responsible of crimes together with rape.

The court docket in Beijing’s Chaoyang district mentioned on Friday investigations confirmed from November to December 2020, the person also referred to as Wu Yifan raped three girls.

It additionally discovered him responsible of the crime of assembling a crowd to interact in sexual promiscuity in July 2018, the court docket’s official WeChat account mentioned.

The court docket mentioned the three victims within the rape case had additionally been drunk and have been unable to withstand. It mentioned a mixed 13-year sentence was agreed upon and Wu could be instantly deported after serving his time.

“According to the facts … the nature, circumstances and harmful consequences of the crime, the court made the above judgement,” it mentioned.

Wu was detained in Beijing on July 31 of final yr after an 18-year-old Chinese pupil publicly accused him of inducing her and different women, some below age 18, to have intercourse with him.

Officials from the Canadian embassy in Beijing attended the sentencing, in line with state media.

Police performed an investigation in response to feedback on-line that he “repeatedly lured young women” to have intercourse, in line with a police assertion at the moment.

That yr, a youngster accused him of getting intercourse together with her whereas she was drunk. Wu, recognized in Chinese as Wu Yifan, denied the accusation.

The teenager then mentioned seven different girls contacted her to say Wu seduced them with guarantees of jobs and different alternatives. She mentioned some have been below 18.

Rape is punishable by three to 10 years in jail in China, though distinctive instances can lead to harsher sentences as much as dying. The second cost Wu confronted is punishable by as much as 5 years in jail.

Wu grew up in Guangzhou in China and in Vancouver, British Columbia.

The saga has spawned China’s #MeToo motion, which noticed a wave of ladies come ahead in 2018 voicing experiences of sexual harassment – typically involving highly effective public figures.

Wu was one in every of China’s most bankable stars. Brands together with Louis Vuitton, Bulgari, L’Oreal Men and Porsche suspended their partnerships over the case.