Kris Wu, the Chinese language-Canadian music and appearing star, was sentenced to a 13-year jail time period by a Chinese language courtroom on Friday. He was discovered responsible of rape and group licentiousness. The courtroom mentioned that he will likely be deported after serving his sentence.
Wu was arrested and formally charged in August final 12 months. His case was heard in June in a case with out media entry.
Allegations towards Wu have been made in July 2021 by Du Meizhu, 18, a magnificence business influencer. The lady used social media to accuse the musician and actor of date-raping her whereas she was 17 and a time when she was drunk. Du later additionally accused him of doing the identical to different younger girls, together with two minors.
Wu denied the fees on the time and police initially appeared to aspect with Wu. However two weeks later the Chaoyang District Individuals’s Procurator in Beijing issued an official assertion saying that it had accredited Wu’s arrest “after investigation in accordance with the legislation.”
In China, the crime of rape usually incurs a sentence of between three and ten years in jail, although in notably egregious instances the sentence can run to life imprisonment and even the loss of life penalty. Group licentiousness, outlined as intercourse involving three or extra individuals over the age of 16, carries a jail sentence of as much as 5 years.
Media experiences on the time of the trial in June urged that Wu risked a jail time period of three to 10 years. The 13-year sentence is longer than that and will level to aggravating elements or a choice by the courtroom to make an instance of a star.
The June listening to was held behind closed doorways, apparently to guard the sufferer’s identification. It additionally served to maintain followers and press consideration at bay for the trial of one of many nation’s greatest celebrities.
Wu was born in China however has Canadian nationality and had been certainly one of China’s greatest leisure stars. He rose to fame as a part of the Chinese language-language offshoot of Korean boyband EXO, earlier than specializing in his profession in China. The rapper grew to become a TV fixture as a choose and mentor on reveals together with “The Rap of China.” In 2018 he signed an unique distribution cope with Common Music.
Beforehand represented by UTA and CAA, Wu has appeared in Hollywood movies together with “XXX: Return of Xander Cage” and “Valerian and the Metropolis of a Thousand Planets,” in addition to Chinese language movies resembling Guan Hu’s “Mr. Six” and 2016 fantasy “L.O.R.D. Legend of Ravaging Dynasties” and its 2020 sequel.