Chinese pop star Kris Wu sentenced to 13 years in prison for rape

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Chinese pop star Kris Wu sentenced to 13 years in prison for rape

A Chinese court in Beijing sentenced Chinese-Canadian pop star Kris Wu to 13 years in jail after he was found guilty of sexual offenses, including rape, the court said in a post on its official Weibo account.

After leaving the band in 2014, Wu rose to fame as a member of the popular Korean-Chinese pop group EXO.

The Chaoyang District People's Court in Beijing stated that between November 2020 and December 2020 the singer raped three women at his residence while the women were unable to resist due to alcohol intoxication, and in July 2018, he and others organized two women to engage in promiscuous activities while intoxicated at his residence.

The court convicted Wu of rape and assembling a crowd to engage in promiscuous activities and sentenced him to 11.5 years and 22 months. According to Weibo's post, the court decided on a fixed-term sentence of 13 years.

After he finishes his sentence, he will be deported, the court said.

In August last year, he was arrested on suspicion of rape after he was first detained by police in July 2021 in the Chinese capital after an online outcry over sexual assault allegations against him in what has become the most high-profile MeToo case in China.

The court added that officials from the Canadian embassy in China attended the sentencing.

CNN is trying to make a statement from Wu's representatives.

The Beijing Municipal Tax Service fined Wu 600 million dollars about $83.8 million for tax evasion, according to a statement released by the agency on Friday.