Kris Wu, 32, a Chinese-Canadian pop star who was a former member of K-pop boy band EXO, will serve 13 years in prison in China after he was found guilty of rape and gathering a crowd to engage in promiscuous activities on Nov. 25.
The Beijing Chaoyang People's Court announced the verdict on Kris Wu, who was detained by the police on July 31 last year.
In a post on Weibo, the Beijing Chaoyang People's Court announced that Kris Wu has been sentenced to 11 years and six months in prison for rape plus deportation.
For the crime of gathering a crowd to engage in promiscuous activities, the court sentenced him to one year and ten months.
It was decided to implement a fixed term of imprisonment of 13 years plus deportation against Kris Wu.
His deportation will be implemented after serving his prison sentence in China.
The court said during the trial, it was found that from November to December 2020, Kris Wu took advantage of three drunken women who were unable to resist in his residence and forcibly had sex with them.
On July 1, 2018, at his residence, Kris Wu, together with others, arranged two women to engage in promiscuous activities after drinking, the court added.
The Beijing Chaoyang People's Court held that Kris Wu’s actions constituted the crime of rape and the crime of gathering a crowd to engage in promiscuous activities and he should be punished in accordance with the law.
It added that officials from the Canadian Embassy in China attended the sentencing.
In addition, the Beijing Municipal Tax Service of the State Taxation Administration imposed a fine of 600 million yuan ($83.7 million) on Kris Wu for tax evasion.
It was reported that although Kris Wu is a Canadian citizen, he stayed in China for more than 183 days in 2019 and 2020, and was liable to pay income tax.
Kris Wu was found out to have made false declarations by fabricating the nature of his income, concealed personal income through multiple domestic and foreign affiliated companies, evaded taxes, and committed other underpayment of taxes.