A Beijing court docket sentenced Canadian singer Kris Wu on Friday to 13 years in jail after discovering him responsible of crimes together with rape, simply over a 12 months after his arrest in China, the place he was born and constructed a profitable profession.
The court docket within the district of Chaoyang stated investigation confirmed that from November to December 2020, the 32-year-old, who’s also referred to as Wu Yifan, had raped three girls.
“Wu Yifan took advantage of three drunken women … at his home,” the court docket stated on its official WeChat account.
A former member of Ok-pop group EXO, the famous person returned to China in 2014 to pursue a solo profession.
Wu was detained on July 31 final 12 months after an 18-year-old Chinese language pupil publicly accused him of inducing her and different women, a few of them youthful than 18, to have intercourse with him.
On the time, the coed instructed media Wu lured her into having intercourse when she was 17, after having plied her with liquor.
The court docket additionally discovered him responsible of the crime of assembling a crowd to interact in sexual promiscuity in July 2018, it stated.
The Canadian embassy in Beijing didn’t instantly reply to a Reuters request for remark, although state media stated its officers had attended the sentencing.
He was additionally ordered to pay 600 million yuan ($83.77 million) for hiding private earnings and different tax-related offences, the tax bureau stated.
Wu evaded 95 million yuan of tax from 2019 to 2020 by hiding private earnings by home and international affiliated enterprises, and underpaid taxes of 84 million yuan, authorities stated.
On the time of his detention, Wu was an envoy for 15 manufacturers, corresponding to Bulgari, Lancome, Louis Vuitton and Porsche, all of which instantly severed ties with him.
The court docket stated Wu can be deported, though attorneys in China have stated such deportations sometimes happen after completion of the sentence.