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Chinese Canadian pop star Kris Wu sentenced to 13-year jail time, fans call for #JusticeForKrisWu

Wu Yifan, more popularly known as Chinese Canadian celebrity Kris Wu, has been sentenced to a 13-year jail time by the Beijing Chaoyang Court on Friday, November 25, 2022. His charges were as follows: 11 years and 6 months for rape and 1 year and 10 months for group licentiousness.

The Beijing court had also ordered for Wu’s deportation after serving his sentence, according to Chinese media sources.

Kris Wu’s case and downfall began in July 2021, when 18-year-old Du Meizhu accused Wu of date-rape and later on, of doing the same to other young women including minors. The musician and actor firmly denied these ‘allegations’, however, he was later on arrested on July 31, 2021.

The hearing for Kris Wu’s case was held behind closed doors, with the media not being given close access. This was to keep fans and the press in control, especially with the person in trial being one of China’s biggest celebrities and to protect the identities of the victims involved. Officials from the Canadian embassy in China were present during the trial

A statement by the court detailed the evidence leading to Wu’s guilty charges: Wu had forced three women to have sex with him in 2020 while they were intoxicated, in 2018, Wu had organized lewd activities with two women, again with alcohol in the picture.

Stan Twitter has been closely following Kris Wu’s case since the beginning. Some have rejoiced in the fact that a rapist got the jail time they deserved, while at the same time, wishing for the victims to be okay.

Fans of the former C-Pop artist have been quietly grieving about the events surrounding him, and now that the sentence has been finalized, there’s virtually nothing they could do. Well, aside from trending #JusticeForKrisWu.

Anyway, this is a win for all kinds of SA victims everywhere.

 

 

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