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China police detain Canadian pop star Kris Wu on suspicion of rape

Singer could face prison and payback for millions of dollars in endorsement deals

Canadian pop singer Kris Wu at the iHeartRadio MuchMusic Video Awards in Toronto in 2018: Wu has been arrested on suspicion of rape in Beijing.   © Reuters

Police in Beijing have detained pop star Kris Wu on suspicion of rape. The Canadian is looking not only at a potentially lengthy prison sentence but also having to compensate brands for broken sponsorship deals.

Police in the capital's Chaoyang district released a statement late Saturday that they had taken the celebrity into custody after investigating online claims that the 30-year-old had "repeatedly tricked young women into sexual relations." The probe came after Wu was accused of a series of sexual assaults late last month.

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