Almost a year ago to the day, Kris Wu was sentenced to 13 years in prison for the rape of multiple women (as well as group licentiousness). He, of course, appealed that sentence, but today the final court rejected his appeal and finalized his fate.
A court in China’s capital Beijing on Friday denied the appeal of Canadian pop star Kris Wu, who was sentenced to 13 years in prison for crimes including rape, it said in a statement.
“(Kris) Wu violated the will of women and took advantage of the drunkenness of multiple victims to have sexual relations with them. His behaviour constituted the crime of rape,” the Beijing No.3 Intermediate People’s Court said.
Wu was detained in July 2021 after an 18-year-old Chinese student publicly accused him of inducing her and other girls, some of them younger than 18, to have sex with him.
The court said Wu gathered a crowd to engage in lewd activities and was the ringleader, therefore his behaviour constituted the crime of group licentiousness, and it would maintain the original ruling.
Not much to say about this that hasn’t already been said in past coverage, but thought it was a worthy update since it’s one of the rare cases where a punishment with some teeth actually gets doled out for a serious sexual crime like this.