Sino-Canadian singer and actor Kris Wu was sentenced to 13 years in prison, according to a judgment delivered Friday, November 25.
The 32-year-old man was sentenced to “eleven years and six months’ imprisonment for rape”says the judgment of the Chaoyang District Court in Beijing, which added that it “was also sentenced to imprisonment for one year and ten months for the crime of gathering persons with a view to committing adultery”. At the end of his sentence, he will be expelled from China, the judgment also provides.
Canadian of Chinese origin, Kris Wu is a former member of the Sino-South Korean group EXO. He left the latter in 2014 to embark on a solo career as an actor, singer and model.
Last year, he was accused by a 19-year-old Chinese student of raping her on a date when she was 17. Subsequently, other victims had testified online about the predatory behavior of Mr. Wu’s team, in particular during invitations to karaoke evenings.
These accusations had given rise to the beginnings of the #metoo movement in China, but which has since stagnated. Fearing a mass movement, censors controlling the Internet quickly blocked hashtags and keywords relating to cases of sexual harassment on social networks.
Brands like Louis Vuitton, Bulgari, L’Oréal and Porsche, of which Kris Wu was the ambassador, have suspended their partnership with the singer.
#metoo, five years of a revolution
Five years ago, the Harvey Weinstein affair broke out in the United States, causing a global shock wave that would free speech against gender-based and sexual violence. In a series of articles, The world deciphers the extent of the phenomenon and its impact on our societies.
- Five years after #metoo, the shock wave: what has changed in families, at school, in court…
- “There is a gap between the image of sexual violence and its reality”
- Despite setbacks, the #metoo surge has profoundly changed America
- In Hollywood, women hold the top billing
- The titanic shift in French film scripts
- #metoo, the “anger engine” of feminist activists
- How the #metoo wave hit the political world
- Five years later, six young adults tell how the movement has forged their relationship with others
- “Today, all young adults have heard of consent”
- In Saint-Denis, the difficult #metoo of working-class neighborhoods
- In left-wing parties, a gap remains between feminists and leaderships
- In French-speaking Africa, the difficult struggle of feminists in the face of sexual violence
- Before #metoo, the #niunamenos movement mobilized Latin America
- Faced with the movement, resistance persists in Japan and South Korea
- Cinema, theatre, dance: advances and limits of prevention systems
- The Superior School of Dramatic Art of the North, consent as a standard
- In companies, a difficult fight against sexist acts and sexual harassment
- In cases of sexual harassment in the workplace, an amicable settlement is often preferred
- In advertising, #metoo moved a few lines, without eliminating impunity
- At Google, the “great march” of 2018 has made progress but tensions persist
- With the intention of demeaning and controlling women, a “continuum” of violence
- Five years after #metoo, anti-feminism thrives on social media
- “The Right to Sex”, by Amia Srinivasan: for true sexual liberation
- “Women”: Louise Dupin, #elleaussi
- After #metoo, how parents educate their children (and are educated by them)
- At school, sex education always in search of means
- Prescription, a concept at the heart of the most publicized cases for five years
- #metoo facing a counter-revolution coming from anti-feminism as well as feminism
- “#metoo?… Refresh my memory…” Meeting with men, concerned a little or not at all by this feminist wave
- Ivan Jablonka, historian: “Some men discover the emancipatory potential of #metoo”