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 assist for the girl on-line and criticism of Wu.
A person who noticed rumors in regards to the incident on-line contacted the girl in June and obtained info that allowed him to faux to be her lawyer, police stated in a press release. It gave no indication the girl was accused of participating within the fraud.
The person talked Wu’s mom into sending the girl 500,000 yuan ($77,000) after which, pretending to be Wu’s lawyer, tried to steer the girl 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 girl however denied encouraging her to drink and stated different components of her account didn’t occur.
The lady was quoted as saying different ladies advised her Wu seduced them with guarantees of jobs and different alternatives.
Police are investigating allegations Wu “repeatedly deceived younger ladies into sexual relations,” the police assertion stated.
Manufacturers reduce ties with Wu the day after the NetEase report, reflecting their sensitivity to public opinion after the ruling Communist Celebration stirred up anger at shoe and clothes manufacturers in retaliation for Western experiences 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.”
Fu reported from Bangkok.
Joe Mcdonald And Fu Ting, The Related Press