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China Jails Chinese-Canadian Pop Star Kris Wu for 13 Years on Rape Charges

  • Chinese-Canadian celebrity was embroiled in a major scandal
  • Wu’s case helped galvanize an embryonic #MeToo movement
Kris Wu

Kris Wu

Photographer: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

Chinese-Canadian celebrity Kris Wu was sentenced to 13 years in prison on charges including rape, capping a scandal that helped galvanize a backlash against sexual harassment.

A Beijing court announced the verdict in a Weibo statement Friday, adding that the former Korean boy band member would be deported. It didn’t say whether Wu, who has Canadian citizenship, would be expelled before or after serving out his sentence.