A court docket in Beijing on Friday, sentenced Chinese language-born Canadian musician Kris Wu to over 13 years for crimes together with rape.
The rapper and singer was detained by the Chinese language authorities in July 2021, following a sequence of sexual harassment allegations from web celebrities and underage ladies.
Chaoyang district court docket discovered Wu, also called Wu Yifan, responsible of raping three ladies in November and December 2020, in line with the court docket’s official Weibo account. The ladies have been “intoxicated and defenseless” when the incidents occurred, it added.
Wu, 32, made his Hollywood debut within the sci-fi movie “XXX: Return of Xander Cage” in 2017. He was beforehand additionally a member of the Okay-pop group EXO. At the least a dozen manufacturers together with Porsche and Bvlgari have reduce off ties with the pop star after he was accused of rape in July, 2021.
Wu was additionally discovered responsible of “group licentiousness,” which is when three or extra individuals are gathered collectively to to interact in sexual promiscuity. Being charged for group licentiousness may end up in a jail sentence of as much as 5 years. Punishment for circumstances involving minors might be larger.
The pop star’s conviction has sparked energetic dialog on Weibo, a Chinese language social media app, the place many netizens applauded the decision. Some additionally mentioned that they have been “witnessing historical past” as Kris Wu is the primary idol in China to be imprisoned for so long as 13 years.
Wu is certainly one of 88 celebrities who was blacklisted in China for “unlawful and immoral actions” in November, in line with the China Affiliation Of Performing Arts. The affiliation’s official announcement said that the blacklist was developed to “strengthen business self-discipline.”