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Canadian pop star Kris Wu sentenced to 13 years in Prison for rape in China

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Chinese-Canadian pop star Kris Wu was found guilty of sexual offences, including rape, by a Beijing court and sentenced to 13 years in prison on November 25 2022, the court announced in a post on its official Weibo account.

According to the Chaoyang District People’s Court in Beijing, between November 2020 and December 2020, the singer sexually assaulted three women at his home while they were inebriated from alcohol and unable to resist.

In July 2018, he and others arranged for two women to engage in “promiscuous activities” while inebriated at his home, the court said.

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Wu was found guilty of two offences, including rape and assembling a group to engage in promiscuous behaviour, and was given sentences of 11.5 years and 22 months, respectively. According to the Weibo post, the court decided on a fixed-term sentence of 13 years.

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The court declared that Wu will be deported after serving his sentence. Wu was first detained by police in July 2021 in the Chinese capital following an online outcry over sexual assault allegations against him in what has grown to be the most high-profile #MeToo case in China.

According to the tax bureau, he was also ordered to pay 600 million yuan ($83.77 million) in fines for concealing personal income and other tax-related offenses.

Wu was an ambassador for 15 brands at the time of his arrest, including Bulgari, Lancome, Louis Vuitton, and Porsche, all of which cut ties with him immediately.

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