What Happened With Chinese-Canadian Singer Kris Wu? Why He Sentenced to Jail
A Chinese court sentenced Chinese-Canadian pop artist Kris Wu to 13 years in prison on Friday for offences involving sexual assaults. He was arrested in China, the country of his birth and success.
Kris Wu, born Wu Yi Fan, was reportedly condemned by the Chaoyang District People's Court in Beijing. Kris Wu will reportedly be deported after serving his sentence in China. Popular musician Kris Wu allegedly exploited three ladies who were so intoxicated that they were unable to refuse his advances. According to the charges, the assault occurred between November and December 2020 at his apartment.
The court noted his prior offence in which he conspired with two other unidentified individuals to engage in sexual activity after drinking by arranging for two ladies to quench their thirst. The catastrophic event occurred on July 1, 2018.
Initially, it was an 18-year-old college student named Du Meizhu who stated he enticed her to his home by claiming they could discuss her career and then attempted to have sexual relations with her. She also expressed alarm, stating that he must have engaged in similar conduct with countless other women who have not yet come forward.
Authorities disregarded Meizhu's claims because they believed she was attempting to increase her online popularity by associating herself with Kris Wu. Thai caused the victim-shaming complaint against the police personnel. Wu was brought into custody and has been imprisoned since August 2021, when it was proven that he enticed young women, according to numerous news sources.
Meixhu expressed her appreciation for China's robust judicial system upon discovering Kris Wu's arrest. She wrote confidently that no major celebrity could ever evade prosecution and that “no criminal would be spared.” Since she was already a victim, she intended to protect others from becoming his prey.
She thanked everyone who had provided her with mental assistance and psychological support over the past few years. “Girls support girls,” she added. In addition, she pledged to do all within her power to assist additional individuals in need and, ultimately, to use her influence to benefit her community.
Following his imprisonment, a number of prestigious businesses, including Porsche, Bulgari, and Louis Vuitton, cancelled their contracts with him. After committing tax offences, Kris Wu also had to pay $83.77 million (600 million yuan) in addition to his sentence.
Before relocating to China to pursue a solo singing career, Wu was the eleventh member of the K-pop group EXO. Consequently, the K-pop band is in the eye of the storm. In April 2012, after joining the band, Wu gained prominence. Instantaneously after its debut, EXO became one of the most renowned K-pop groups and achieved international commercial success. After 12 years, their studio album XOXO became the first album by a Korean artist to sell a million copies.
In May 2014, he sued SM Entertainment, the group's agency. Two years later, Wu quit EXO officially. Before departing, Wu was featured on another EXO album that became the best-selling album in South Korea in 2014.
Kris Wu was active as a solo musician from 2014 to 2016 and created a song for the Chinese box office smash Tiny Times 3. Wu was the youngest celebrity to ever have a wax figure displayed at Madame Tussauds Shanghai in 2015 when his wax figure was displayed there. It was selected as the “Newcomer of the Year” by Esquire China.
Wu has also appeared in a number of successful films, including Journey to the West: The Demons Strike Back and Mr. Six, two of the few highest-grossing Chinese films of all time. In 2017, Wu made his debut in Hollywood with the American picture XXX: Return of Xander Cage, which starred Vin Diesel, Deepika Padukone, Donnie Yen, Tony Jaa, Toni Collette, Nina Dobrev, Ruby Rose, and Adriana Gutierrez, among others.
Kris Wu is multilingual, speaking Korean, Japanese, English, Cantonese, and Mandarin, among other languages. This characteristic has allowed him to travel more. In addition to his success, he was a young man who was appointed youth ambassador for the third Silk Road International Film Festival.
Due to his legal troubles, it has been claimed that Wu has been removed as an ambassador from each of the contracts he has signed.