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China: Famous pop star and actor convicted of raping three women

China: Famous pop star and actor convicted of raping three women

The Chinese Canadian singer and actor Chris Wu, very big star in Chinawas sentenced to 13 years in prison, mainly for rapeaccording to the court verdict announced today in case that caused a scandal in the country.

The 32-year-old artist was convicted to “11 years and 6 months imprisonment for rape” according to the ruling by Beijing’s Chaoyang District Court, which added that the pop star “was also sentenced to one year and 10 months in prison for the crime of assembling people for sexual debauchery” and will be deported from China when he serves his sentence.

According to the Chaoyang court, the investigations showed that from November to December 2020, Wu Yifan raped three women.

Present in court when the verdict was announced were officials from the Canadian embassy in China, according to state media.

More victims have since come forward online, accusing Wu’s team of predatory behavior, particularly at boozy karaoke parties they were invited to.

These accusations sparked the start of a #Metoo movement in China, but it has since stalled.

Fearing an uncontrollable mass movement, internet censors quickly blocked social media hashtags and keywords related to cases of sexual harassment.

Source: News Beast