Police: Man cheated Chinese pop singer in sex scandal

Police: Man cheated Chinese pop singer in sex scandal

A man who saw rumors about the incident online contacted the woman in June and obtained information that allowed him to pretend to be her in order to ask Wu’s lawyer for money, the Beijing Public Security Bureau said in a statement late Thursday. It said the man tricked both sides, indicating the woman played no part in the fraud. Wu’s mother sent the woman 500,000 yuan ($77,000), and then the man, pretending to be Wu’s lawyer, tried to persuade the woman to send the money to him, the statement said. It said he tried unsuccessfully to obtain an additional 2.5 million yuan ($390,000) from Wu’s real lawyer.

The announcement added a bizarre twist to a scandal that cost Wu endorsement contracts with brands including Porsche and Bulgari. The former member of Korean boy band EXO has denied the accusation, which prompted an outpouring of support for the woman online and criticism of Wu. On Friday, Louis Vuitton became the latest brand to end its contract with Wu. The man, identified only by the surname Liu, was arrested Sunday in Nantong, near Shanghai, after the singer’s mother complained to police the family had been defrauded, according to the police statement. It said he confessed.

The woman had been quoted by the internet portal NetEase as saying Wu encouraged her to drink too much at a party in December and she woke up in his bed. In a statement on his social media account, Wu said he met the woman but denied encouraging her to drink and said other parts of her account didn’t happen. The woman was quoted as saying other women told her Wu seduced them with promises of jobs and other opportunities.

Police are investigating allegations Wu “repeatedly deceived young women into sexual relations,” the police statement said. Brands cut 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 clothing brands in retaliation for Western reports of human rights abuses in the mostly Muslim region of Xinjiang in the northwest. Wu, known in Chinese as Wu Yifan, grew up in Guangzhou in southern China and in Vancouver, British Columbia. He performed with EXO in 2012-14 and then launched a solo career.

As an actor, he appeared in 2017′s “XXX: Return of Xander Cage” and two Chinese box office successes, “Mr. Six” and “Journey to the West: The Demons Strike Back.” ___ Fu reported from Bangkok.

The News Highlights

  • Police: Man cheated Chinese pop singer in sex scandal
  • Check the latest update on business news
Disclaimer: If you need to edit or update this news from compsmag then kindly contact us Learn more

For Latest News Follow us on Google News


Latest Headlines
  • Show all
  • Trending News
  • Popular By week
Brookline processed the proposal to develop housing for workers
Brookline processed the proposal to develop housing for workers
In a statement on its website, Brookline denied the allegations and said it has hired legal counsel to defend against the developers’ claims. NHPR reports ...
Swearing by a New Phone
Swearing by a New Phone
After six years I almost, kind of, sort of, not really but somewhat had gotten the hang of my old Apple phone. It was my work phone. I used it for almost ...
News soaring at Spring City Aviation |  The business
News soaring at Spring City Aviation | The business
Heling also noted that the initial decreased demand for commercial pilots presented a unique situation for the school’s flight instructors. He explained that, ...
Crypto Shadow Banking explained and why 12% of earnings are common
3 Financial Lessons To Teach Your Kids This Year
My younger children don’t quite understand what a budget is, but my fourth grader not only knows what it means to budget, but has actually seen my household ...
UK Export Financing: Spending Over £500 on a GPC, August 2021
UK Export Financing: Spending Over £500 on a GPC, August 2021
If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email ...
Discussions about COVID-19 boosters have resulted in a “communications crisis” and “nonstop” phone calls
Discussions about COVID-19 boosters have resulted in a “communications crisis” and “nonstop” phone calls
The back-and-forth on COVID-19 booster shots among the Food and Drug Administration, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and their advisory ...
Android is getting closer to the Linux kernel thanks to Google
Android is getting closer to the Linux kernel thanks to Google
The news came courtesy of a presentation at the Linux Plumbers Conference by Google’s software engineer Todd Kjos. Google has shared more details about how ...
High school student dies in COVID-19, Van Buren county health officials said
High school student dies in COVID-19, Van Buren county health officials said
Related: Coronavirus data for Friday, Sept. 24: Teens account for largest COVID case increase in Michigan Cases of the virus have been steadily climbing for ...
Connecticut site allows people to exclude themselves from the game
Connecticut site allows people to exclude themselves from the game
People can choose to be added to the state’s Gaming Self-Exclusion List for one year, five years or for their lifetime. Names will remain on the list until ...
The Tomb Raider studio is assisting Perfect Dark
The Tomb Raider studio is assisting Perfect Dark
The Initiative was formed around 2018 by Microsoft to build big-budget titles for Xbox and PC, and in 2020 at the Game Awards it was finally confirmed that ...
Show next
Compsmag - Latest News from tech, business and health
Logo