In 2021, Kris Wu was embroiled in sexual assault and harassment allegations by Du Meizhu. Another alleged victim, an underaged girl from the United States, stepped up to accuse him of sexual assault. After being sentenced, it has also been revealed that Kris Wu had been found guilty of tax evasion.
On November 25, Chinese media released the results of the trial. It revealed that Kris Wu would be getting 11 years and six months in prison and deportation for the rape cases and an additional one year and ten months in prison for group licentiousness.
In the morning of November 25, 2022, Beijing Chaoyang People’s Court of First Instance came to a decision regarding the rape and group licentiousness case for defendant Kris Wu. For rape, defendant Kris Wu has been sentenced to 11 years and 6 months in prison plus deportation. For group licentiousness, he has been sentenced to 1 year and 10 months in prison. Combined, he’s sentenced to 13 years in prison plus deportation.
— Beijing High People’s Court
In a follow-up from the trial following his sentencing, it has been revealed that Kris Wu has also been fined after being found guilty of tax evasion between 2019 and 2020.
Beijing State Tax Administration investigated possible tax evasion by Canadian artist Kris Wu from 2019 to 2020. Since Kris Wu had a lot of fund transfers involving multiple domestic and foreign affiliated corporations, the case is complex, so they performed a thorough and detailed investigation and have now reached a conclusion.
— CCTV News
The news shared that throughout this time, Kris Wu evaded a massive amount of money through various means, both domestically and through foreign corporations.
It was determined that from 2019 to 2020, Kris Wu evaded taxes of 95,000,000 CNY by falsifying business operations and hiding his income through multiple domestic and foreign affiliated corporations, and failed to pay other taxes amounting to 84,000,000 CNY
— CCTV News
Considering the severity of the amounts, the courts concluded, “Including penalties, he is ordered to pay a total of 600,000,000 CNY.”
You can read the rest of the sentencing from the trial below.
Kris Wu Sentenced To 13 Years In Prison And Deportation For Rape
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