Having been detained since July of last year, Kris Wu (吳亦凡) is now officially sentenced 13 years in prison over on charges that include rape and group sex crimes.
On November 25, The Beijing Chaoyang Court announced the verdict in a Weibo post and wrote that Kris Wu is sentenced to 11 years for rape. In additional, the disgraced star received a sentence of 1 year and 10 months for organizing group for sexual activities. As Kris holds Canadian citizenship, the star will be deported after serving his sentence.
The long sentence confirms China’s tougher stance on reining in the entertainment industry as an increasing number of celebrities are banned and punished for their immoral or criminal behaviors.
The sentencing was a surprise as Kris was once a rising star with a big following. Born in Guangzhou before moving to Vancouver, Kris started his entertainment career as a member of South Korean boy group EXO. In 2014, he moved back to China to develop his career. However, in 2021, investigation over his criminal activity begun after online influencer Du Meizhu (都美竹) claimed to be a victim and exposed Kris for preying on underage girls.
Du Meizhu Responds to Sentencing
Du Meizhu had just celebrated her 20th birthday last week and was surprised to finally get her justice. Shortly after the verdict was announced, Du Meizhu posted a message on Weibo and wrote, “Finally, [I] waited for this!”
Having followed the investigation from the beginning, Du Meizhu had also previously thanked the Chaoyang Police for arresting the disgraced star.
Source: World Journal
This article is written by Sammi for JayneStars.com.