The idol-actor was surprised with the court’s verdict and appealed for a reduction in his years.
On the 29th November, according to “163”, an industry insider revealed that Wu Yifan did not accept his sentence after his first-instance trial. The male artist is said to be breaking down after receiving a 13-year sentence in prison and getting deported from China following the completion of the said sentence.
Previously, Wu Yifan was trialed in court in June with rape and ‘group lewdness’. The actor was said to have been under a lot of pressure and gone through rapid weight loss. His group of lawyers were reported to have encouraged the singer to file for an appeal to reduce his sentence.
However, on the 25th November, the People’s Court of Chaoyang District, Beijing sentenced him to 11 years and 6 months in prison for rape, and 1 year and 10 months in prison for promiscuous gathering, sending the actor spiraling down. The sentence also came as a shock for his team of lawyers and they decided to appeal and have 10 days to find a way to reduce the sentence for the male singer.
According to “163”, because he is to be deported from the country after finishing his sentence, the actor cannot return to China in a period of 10 years, according to Chinese law. Moreover, idol-turned-actor Wu still has a legal case in the US to attend that is causing him fame and a lot of wealth.
“People’s Daily” also reported that the Chinese-Canadian actor also evaded 95 million yuan in tax from 2019 to 2020 through false declarations and fictitious business transformations to hide his personal incomes. He also failed to pay 84 million yuan in tax.
The Beijing Municipal Tax Service’s second inspection bureau demanded Wu Yifan to pay the overdue fees with additional fines, resulting in a total of 600 million yuan. In detail, the fine quadrupled the amount of tax evaded using the fictitious business transformation to change the nature of income into false declaration, and a fine of 5 times the amount of 42 million yuan applied to the concealment of personal income.