Chinese language-Canadian star Kris Wu given 13 years in Beijing jail on numerous fees

A Chinese language courtroom on Friday sentenced Chinese language-Canadian pop star Kris Wu to 13 years in jail on fees together with rape.

Beijing’s Chaoyang District Court docket stated Wu was given 11 years and 6 months for a 2020 rape, and 1 12 months and 10 months for the “crime of assembling a crowd to interact in sexual promiscuity” in a 2018 occasion wherein he and others allegedly assaulted two ladies that they had gotten drunk.

The courtroom stated the three victims within the rape case had additionally been drunk and have been unable to consent.

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It stated a mixed 13-year sentence was agreed on and Wu can be instantly deported after serving his time.

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“In response to the details the character, circumstances and dangerous penalties of the crime, the courtroom made the above judgment,” the courtroom stated in an internet assertion.

A Canadian diplomat was in courtroom to listen to the sentencing, it stated.

Kris Wu arrives on the crimson carpet on the iHeartRadio MMVAs in Toronto on Aug. 26, 2018.

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Wu was additionally slapped with a advantageous of 600 million yuan (US$83.7 million) for evading taxes by massively underreporting his earnings from performances, ads and different sources of revenue.

The June trial of the 32-year-old former member of the South Korean group EXO was closed to the general public to guard the victims’ privateness.

Wu has been detained since August 2021 whereas police performed an investigation in response to feedback on-line that he “repeatedly lured younger ladies” to have intercourse, in response to a police assertion at the moment.

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That 12 months, a teen accused him of getting intercourse together with her whereas she was drunk. Wu, recognized in Chinese language as Wu Yifan, denied the accusation.

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

Rape is punishable by three to 10 years in jail, though distinctive circumstances can lead to harsher sentences as much as demise. 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.

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