Chinese-born Canadian music star Kris Wu has been sentenced to 13 years in prison for rape. The hip-hop singer must also pay a side payment and a fine of 600 million yuan – the equivalent of 80 million euros – for tax evasion, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Friday, citing the tax authorities.
Shortly before, a people’s court had found the 32-year-old guilty of raping three women in 2020. He took advantage of the fact that the three were drunk, the statement said. In addition, in 2018, the singer and actor organized a “meeting about fornication” with two women.
In addition to the prison sentence, his deportation was ordered. Legal experts assume that the star is likely to be deported after the end of his prison sentence. The popular Wu was arrested in August 2021. According to the police, he “tricked young girls into having sex with him.” Wu denied the allegations at the time.
Commission accuses stars of misconduct
After scandals in show business and allegations of tax evasion, the authorities had just launched a campaign against celebrities and the rampant fan culture. The party’s disciplinary committee complained about misconduct by well-known personalities and “negative news” from the entertainment industry.