Kris Wu, the former face of a lot of brands consisting of Louis Vuitton, Porsche, and Bulgari, was apprehended Saturday night by police in Beijing. The news broke via a Weibo post from the Chaoyang District Municipal Public Security Bureau. In action to the online reports of an individual with the surname of Wu consistently tempting young ladies for sex and other related accusations, the cops has actually detained him, 30 years old male with Canadian citizenship, on suspicion of rape.
Additional investigation is pending. While the police did not define who the individual is, given the recent ordeal surrounding Wu’s personal life and the fact that the nationality and age exposed match that of his, the post acquired over half a million shares within 30 minutes and ended up being leading trending news on the social network’s platform, overshadowing the Tokyo Olympic Games. Previously this month, several brand names cut ties with him as controversial claims surrounding his individual life emerged on Chinese social networks over the weekend.
A girl who stated she would date the pop star implicated him of targeting often underage and young females for sex, accusations Wu denied. He was one of the most valuable faces in China, working as the face of Louis Vuitton, Bulgari, Porsche, Lancôme, LOréal, Kans as well as Master Kong Iced Tea, Tuborg Brewery, family cleaning items maker Liby, kitchen area home appliances manufacturer Vatti, Tencent Video, and Tencent’s popular computer game King of Glory. The Shanghai-based beauty brand name Kans, owned by C-beauty huge Chicmax, was the first to react and reveal it had actually terminated his recommendation agreement on Weibo.
Others quickly followed.
Wu, a former member of the South Korean young boy group EXO, was very first implicated of extramarital relations and preying on underage women on July 8 by Meizhu Du, a 19-year-old university student. Du shared screenshots of supposed discussions between Wu and minor girls on Weibo and declared that she has had problem with psychological health, and even had suicidal thoughts due to his extramarital relations and cyberbullying from his fans. She declared that he kept a special WeChat account to contact minor ladies under the pretense of recruiting artists or casting female leads for his music videos, ultimately enticing the girls into playing drinking games.
Du said she was simply among his numerous conquests. Wu and his team categorically denied the allegations and revealed they had actually submitted a defamation claim against Du the very same day. She soon exposed that she did not receive court summons. Instead, Du shared that Wu’s group reached out to her and proposed to settle the accusations with cash. She posted a chat history of her working out the details of the settlement strategy with his agent and a copy of the contract that his team offered her to sign, which she declared to be a trap.
Du later shared a video of her receiving 2 bank transfers amounting to 500,000 renminbi from Wu Stacy Yu and Wu Yi Fan, which appeared to be Kris Wu’s mom’s name and his name in Chinese pinyin spelling. In an interview with local press published on Sunday, Du stated she had actually returned Wu the hush cash in installations and was all set to deal with legal action. She also claimed that more than 30 women who shared similar experiences with him had connected to her, 2 of which are minors.
Wu then took to Weibo to deal with the issue more in depth.
Wu did not react earlier due to the fact that he did not want to interfere with the legal process but he did not picture that his silence would accelerate this rumormonger, he can not stand it any longer. He have actually just met this female when on Dec. 5, 2020 while with a group of pals. He did not prompt anyone to consume, did not take a contact number, additionally did refrain from doing any of the details Du explained.
That day there were numerous individuals present that can be witnesses. Wu is really sorry it has disrupted everybody. He declares he has never ever done any “selecting of concubines”, no drawing for sex, no drugging to rape, and no underage.
If there was this behavior, everybody felt confident Wu would go to prison voluntarily. He completely comprehend the legal weight of his words. Nevertheless, the police examination released a week later Weibo straight opposed the declaration he launched.
The post said Wu’s agent did ask Du to go to the home of Wu on December 5 on the pretext of selecting her to appear in a video.
More than 10 individuals played games and consumed at Wu’s house that night. He and Du made love that night, and he transferred 32,000 yuan, or $4,950, to her for online shopping on December 8, according to the police statement. The 2 stayed in touch on WeChat up until April 2021.