Singer and K-pop idol Chris Wu has been charged with sexual assault, according to Beijing media sources. According to Xinhua News Agency, the trial was held at the People’s Court in Beijing’s Chaoyang District on June 10. Given the stake, the idol could face three to ten years in prison if convicted.
It’s worth noting that the court proceedings were not disclosed to protect the anonymity of the woman who accused Kris Wu of sexual assault. According to reports, the court’s final decision will be announced soon. Licensing is also one of the charges against Kris Wu.
Anyone 16 years of age or older who organizes or frequently engages in group sex with 3 or more people is charged with lewdness. This charge carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison.
Chris Wu arrest recalls
Famous social media influencer Du Meizhu previously accused a former EXO member in 2021. She claimed to have invited women into her home under the guise of interviews or auditions. He is then said to have requested sexual favors from these women. On August 16, 2021, Beijing police detained a Chinese singer on charges of sexual assault. Police investigated him for over two weeks.
He was investigated on charges of sexual assault and intimidation. He was imprisoned in Chaoyang’s detention center at the time. As a result, all content related to Chris Wu was removed from Chinese media. The China Netcasting Services Association (CNSA) has issued a statement supporting streaming platforms like iQiyi in an effort to remove the content.
Next was the statement.
“Works related to Wu Yi Fan are taken from online streaming services such as Youku, iQiyi and Tencent” (Kris Wu). “Tencent, who had a cooperative relationship with Wu Yi Pan when the problem first broke out, immediately terminated the contract and informed Wu Yi Pan,” he said.
He added, “According to the data of the members, 1.9 million short clips and 7,000 shows were processed as of 10 am on August 17th.” Currently, the work to review and postpone related broadcasts is in full swing. ‘Multiple platforms have been removed.’ Wu Yi Fan’s work soon became popular on Weibo, created a great topic among users and gained widespread public support.” As a result, all idol members received a total ban.
In China, live broadcasting was banned, adding to the list of 87 people.