Last night (Monday, 16th August) at 8:30pm, the Beijing Chaoyang District People’s Procuratorate officially announced the approval of Kris Wu Yi Fan’s arrest on suspicion of rape.
This is the first official update since the Chinese Canadian’s detention on 31st July. Since then, there has been a ton of rumours floating online – including his prison condition as well as attempts of suicide.
In case you didn’t know, China law allows a detention period of up to 37 days for criminal investigation prior to a formal arrest or release without charge. Rape charges usually carries a sentence of between 3 to 10 years. However, the punishment can sometimes be higher if there are aggravating circumstances.
This whole saga first started when teenage beauty influencer Du Meizhu (都美竹) first accused the former EXO member of raping her and other women. The 18-year-old had apparently liked the official announcement post on Kris’ arrest. Word on the street has it that she even shared her reaction in her fan group chat, saying, “Finally, thank you Chaoyang Police. They are especially good. Thank you guys.”
If you’ve missed out some previous details on the Kris Wu vs Du Meizhu drama, here’s the timeline of events that occurred thanks to the graph provided by @chiguajiejie: