Pop star Kris Wu sentenced to 13 years, fined 600M yuan

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A Chinese court on Friday sentenced Kris Wu, a pop singer and actor of Canadian nationality, to 13 years in prison after convicting him of rape and licentious activities.

Pop star Kris Wu attends an event in Shanghai in May 2021. [File photo/VCG]

The People's Court of Chaoyang District in Beijing handed down the first trial sentence. Wu will be deported after serving his prison term, per the verdict.

From November to December 2020, Wu raped three drunken women successively in his residence. On July 1, 2018, Wu, together with others, organized licentious activities with two other women after drinking at his residence, according to the court.

Officials from the Canadian embassy in Beijing were present at the sentencing, the court said.

Wu has also been fined 600 million yuan (about $84.1 million) for tax evasion, Beijing's taxation authorities said Friday.

From 2019 to 2020, Wu evaded tax of 95 million yuan by making false declarations and concealing income, and accumulated tax arrears of 84 million yuan by other means, according to the investigation bureau of the Beijing Municipal Tax Service.

Wu was fined 345 million yuan for falsely declaring the nature of his income, and 42 million yuan for concealing income via domestic and overseas affiliated companies. He was also ordered to pay the overdue tax and a fine for delaying payment, said the taxation authorities. 

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