Man Confesses to Defrauding Kris Wu in Intercourse Scandal, Police Say
BEIJING (AP) — A person has confessed to defrauding a Chinese language-Canadian pop singer, Kris Wu, over an adolescent’s accusation he had intercourse together with her when she was drunk, Beijing police stated Thursday.
The announcement added a weird twist to a scandal that value Wu endorsement contracts with manufacturers together with Porsche and Bulgari. The previous member of Korean boy band EXO has denied the accusation, which prompted an outpouring of help for the lady on-line and criticism of Wu.
A person who noticed rumors concerning the incident on-line contacted the lady in June and obtained info that allowed him to fake to be her lawyer, police stated in a press release. It gave no indication the lady was accused of collaborating within the fraud.
The person talked Wu’s mom into sending the lady 500,000 yuan ($77,000) after which, pretending to be Wu’s lawyer, tried to influence the lady to ship the cash to him, the assertion stated. It stated he tried unsuccessfully to acquire a further 2.5 million yuan ($390,000) from the household.
The person, recognized solely by the surname Liu, was arrested Sunday in Nantong, close to Shanghai, after the singer’s mom complained to police that the household had been defrauded, in accordance with the Beijing Public Safety Bureau assertion. It stated he confessed.
The lady had been quoted by the web portal NetEase as saying Wu inspired her to drink an excessive amount of at a celebration in December and he or she awakened in his mattress. In a press release on his social media account, Wu stated he met the lady however denied encouraging her to drink and stated different elements of her account didn’t occur.
The lady was quoted as saying different girls instructed her Wu seduced them with guarantees of jobs and different alternatives.
Police are investigating allegations Wu “repeatedly deceived younger girls into sexual relations,” the police assertion stated.
Manufacturers minimize ties with Wu the day after the NetEase report, reflecting their sensitivity to public opinion after the ruling Communist Get together stirred up anger at shoe and clothes manufacturers in retaliation for Western studies of human rights abuses within the largely Muslim area of Xinjiang within the northwest.
Wu, recognized in Chinese language as Wu Yifan, grew up in Guangzhou in southern China and in Vancouver, British Columbia. He carried out with EXO in 2012-14 after which launched a solo profession.
As an actor, he appeared in 2017′s “XXX: Return of Xander Cage” and two Chinese language field workplace successes, “Mr. Six” and “Journey to the West: The Demons Strike Again.”