After a long period of silence where it seemed like nobody knew what was happening with the rape case of Kris Wu, it has been announced that he has been sentenced to 13 years in prison, being convicted of raping three women and organizing “group licentiousness”. Additionally, he was fined a huge amount for basically tax evasion.
A Chinese court in Beijing sentenced Canadian pop star Kris Wu to 13 years in jail after finding him guilty of crimes include rape, according to state media on Friday.
The local court in Chaoyang District of Beijing said investigations showed that from November to December 2020, Wu Yifan raped three women.
The court said they found him guilty of rape as well as of the crime of assembling a crowd to engage in sexual promiscuity.
Officials from the Canadian embassy in China attended the sentencing, according to state media.
For the rape charges he got 11 years and six months, and for the group licentiousness (that included assaulting two women), he got a year and 10 months.
Kris Wu was additionally sentenced a year and 10 months for the “crime of assembling a crowd to engage in sexual promiscuity,” an incident from July 2018 where he, and others, assaulted two women who were also drunk.
Furthermore, he owes a whopping ~$84 million in tax offenses.
The tax bureau also announced that Kris Wu has been ordered to pay 600 million yuan (approximately $83,636,500) for tax-related offences, including hiding personal income. Authorities state that between 2019 and 2020, Kris Wu evaded taxes of 95 million yuan (approximately $13,242,400) and underpaid taxes of 84 million yuan (approximately $11,709,100).
He’ll be deported from China back to Canada after serving his sentence.
This always seemed to be where the case was going given that at one point he apparently had 24 women come forward against him, though of course I’m always shocked whenever anybody with fame or power gets punished.