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Canadian pop star Kris Wu detained in China

The 30 year old was held on suspicion of rape amid a #MeToo controversy that has set off outrage in the country
Kris Wu

New York Times News Service   |   New York   |   Published 01.08.21, 01:15 AM

The police in Beijing said on Saturday they had detained Kris Wu, a popular Canadian Chinese singer, on suspicion of rape amid a #MeToo controversy that has set off outrage in China.

The police did not provide details of their investigation into Wu. But it comes several weeks after an 18-year-old university student in Beijing accused him of enticing young women like herself with the promise of career opportunities, then pressuring them into having sex.

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Wu, 30, is the most prominent figure in China to be detained over #MeToo allegations. He rose to fame as a member of the Korean pop band EXO, then started a successful solo career as a model, actor and singer.



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