Chinese-Canadian actor, singer, rapper and model Kris Wu has been sentenced to 13 years in prison by Beijing’s Chaoyang District Court. The former EXO member was sentenced to prison for two offenses, including r*peing three women while they were unconscious between November and December 2020.
In August last year, Kris Wu (Wu Yifan) was arrested, formally charged by Beijing police and reportedly jailed on suspicion of R*PE. Now, on Friday, November 25, the Beijing court handed down a 13-year prison sentence for the singer.
In a statement, the Chaoyang District Court stated:
“Wu Yifan took advantage of three drunk women… in his home.”
In fact, Kris will be serving 11 years and six months in prison for this. In addition, he is sentenced to an additional year and 10 months for gathering a crowd to participate in sexual promiscuity.
Netizens are reacting to the news of former K-pop idol Kris Wu’s 13-year imprisonment
Kris Wu faces tax offense charges in addition to a 13-year prison sentence. The tax office said the singer was required to pay 600 million yuan (approx.
Authorities said the defendant evaded 95 million yuan (about $13,242,400) worth of taxes between 2019 and 2020. In addition, he has underpaid taxes of up to 84 million yuan (about US$11,709,100).
Following his sentencing, netizens took to social media to condemn the disgraced K-pop star’s actions.
Also, after 13 years in prison, Kris is immediately deported from China to Canada, where he originally grew up.
The court stated:
“This decision was made in accordance with the facts and the nature, circumstances and harmful consequences of the crime.”
In July last year, Kris was arrested after an 18-year-old Chinese student publicly revealed that he had pressured her and other girls – some under the age of 18 – to have sex with him.
Kris Wu made his exclusive debut with EXO in 2012 and rose to prominence in both China and South Korea. However, he left boy band SM Entertainment due to contract and agency issues.
After returning to China, Wu not only continued his career as a singer, but also debuted as an actor. Of course, most of his films were blockbusters and commercial hits.
Some of the titles included Somewhere Only We Know, Mr. X, XXX: Return of Xander Cage, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, and more.