Kris Wu: Chinese-Canadian singer jailed to 13 years for intercourse crimes

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Chinese-Canadian pop star Kris Wu has been jailed for 13 years after being discovered responsible of intercourse crimes.

A court docket in Beijing convicted the 32-year-old singer and actor of raping three girls and assembling a crowd to interact in an orgy.

He was arrested final 12 months after being accused of date-rape by a pupil, earlier than 24 extra victims spoke out.

The court docket mentioned he can be deported – though deportations in China normally happen after sentences are served.

Beijing’s Chaoyang district court docket mentioned on Friday that Wu would serve 11 years and 6 months for raping three girls at his home in 2020 “when they were drunk and did not know or not able to resist”.

He additionally obtained a sentence of 1 12 months and 10 months for “gathering people to commit adultery”, the court docket added.

The first to accuse him was pupil Du Meizhu, who final 12 months posted on social media that she had met Mr Wu two years earlier, when she was 17.

She mentioned she had been invited to a celebration at his home, the place she was pressured to drink alcohol and wakened in his mattress the subsequent day.

Mr Wu denied the claims, however not less than 24 extra victims accusing him of predatory behaviour. He was accused of inviting girls to alcohol-fuelled karaoke events.

The singer additionally faces a 600m yuan (£69m) tax evasion superb. State information company Xinhua mentioned he used a fictitious enterprise to make false declarations about his worldwide earnings.

Mr Wu, who was born in China however has Canadian nationality, shot to fame as a member of the Okay-pop boyband EXO within the 2010s.

He grew to become one in every of China’s greatest celebrities after carving a solo profession as a singer, actor, mannequin and selection present decide.

However, manufacturers together with Louis Vuitton, Bulgari, L’Oreal Men and Porsche have suspended their partnerships with Mr Wu over the case.