Chinese-born Canadian pop star Chris Wu was sentenced by a Beijing court today (November 25) to 13 years in prison after being found guilty of rape and “gathering a crowd to engage in sexual promiscuity in July 2018.”
The 13-year sentence includes “11 years and six months in prison for rape” and “one year and ten months for the crime of gathering people to commit adultery.” He will be deported after serving time, according to a report from Reuters. Officials from the Canadian Embassy in Beijing attended the sentencing but have yet to release a statement following the announcement.
Beijing’s Chaoyang District Court said that “investigations showed that from November to December 2020, the man also known as Wu Yifan [Kris Wu] raped three women.”
Kris Wu was arrested in Chaoyang last July following allegations of sexual assault by then 19-year-old student Du Meizhu when she was 17. Wu denied all allegations on Weibo (China’s equivalent of Twitter), but was dropped by several Chinese and international brands. Chinese social media companies including Weibo, WeChat and Douyin have too deleted his personal and business accounts.
Kris Wu began a solo career in 2014 in China after his departure from K-pop group EXO. He was also a former producer, label supervisor and judge Rap from China.