BEIJING — A person has confessed to defrauding Chinese-Canadian pop singer Kris Wu over a youngster’s accusation he had sex along with her when she was drunk, in line with Beijing police.
The announcement added a weird twist to a scandal that price Wu endorsement contracts with manufacturers together with Porsche and Bulgari. The former member of Korean boy band EXO has denied the accusation, which prompted an outpouring of assist for the lady on-line and criticism of Wu.
On Friday, Louis Vuitton grew to become the most recent model to finish its contract with 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 in order to ask Wu’s lawyer for money, the Beijing Public Security Bureau stated in a press release late Thursday. It stated the person tricked either side, indicating the lady performed no half in the fraud.
Wu’s mom despatched the lady 500,000 yuan ($77,000), after which the person, pretending to be Wu’s lawyer, tried to influence the lady to ship the money to him, the assertion stated. It stated he tried unsuccessfully to acquire a further 2.5 million yuan ($390,000) from Wu’s actual lawyer.
The man, recognized solely by the surname Liu, was arrested Sunday in Nantong, close to Shanghai, after the singer’s mom complained to police the household had been defrauded, in line with the police 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 advised her Wu seduced them with guarantees of jobs and different alternatives.
Police are investigating allegations Wu “repeatedly deceived young women into sexual relations,” the police assertion stated.
Brands reduce ties with Wu the day after the NetEase report, reflecting their sensitivity to public opinion after the ruling Communist Party stirred up anger at shoe and clothes manufacturers in retaliation for Western studies of human rights abuses in the principally Muslim area of Xinjiang in the northwest.
Wu, identified in Chinese 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 career.
As an actor, he appeared in 2017′s “XXX: Return of Xander Cage” and two Chinese field office successes, “Mr. Six” and “Journey to the West: The Demons Strike Back.”