Kris Wu and his girlfriend Du Meizhu were scammed by a young Chinese man!
Man confesses to defrauding pop singer Kris Wu amid sexual assault scandal, police say
A man has confessed to cheating on Kris Wu, he took advantage of the scandal of Kris Wu and his girlfriend to contact them and extort money, Beijing police said on Thursday.
A man who saw rumors about the incident online contacted Du Meizhu (Kris Wu’s girlfriend) in June and obtained information that allowed him to pretend to be her lawyer, police said in a statement. It gave no indication the woman was accused of taking part in the fraud.
The man talked Wu’s mother into sending the woman 500,000 yuan ($77,000) and then, pretending to be Wu’s lawyer, tried to persuade the woman to send the money to him, the statement said. It said he tried successfully to obtain an additional 2.5 million yuan ($390,000) from the family.
The man, identified only by the surname Liu, was arrested Sunday in Nantong, near Shanghai, after the singer’s mother complained to police that the family had been defrauded, according to the Beijing Public Security Bureau statement. It said he confessed.
The woman had been quoted by the internet portal NetEase as saying Wu encouraging 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.
Brands cut ties with Wu the day after the NetEase report, reflecting their sensitivity to public opinion after the ruling Communist Party stir 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 .