Ex-EXO member Kris embroiled in sex scandal with minors in China

연합뉴스 / 2021-07-19 15:30:16
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▲ These photos provided by the Chinese observer network shows (left) Du Meizhu and Kris (right). (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)


BEIJING, July 19 (Yonhap) -- A number of scandals surrounding Kris (Wu Yi Fan), a former member of South Korean idol group EXO, is causing a stir in China.

According to a Chinese observer network on Monday, Du Meizhu, a 19-year-old claiming to be Kris's girlfriend, recently revealed on an online media interview that the singer has seduced many women for sex.

The 19-year-old claimed that there were well over eight victims, including two minors and herself.

Du said Kris had handed out 500,000 yuan (about 88 million won) in order to silence the victims several times and that she was ready to start legal proceedings against him.

The interview related to Kris's sex scandals has garnered more than 1.7 billion views on Chinese social media platform, Weibo, since Sunday.

Many internet users have called on several companies that use Kris as an advertising model to end their business relationships with him.

Some brands such as Lancome, Kiehl's and snack brand Bestore Co., have already deleted or hid promotional materials that featured Kris.

KANS, a cosmetics company in Shanghai, announced that it had terminated its contract with Kris as well.

The Chinese state-run broadcaster China Central Television (CCTV) deleted its previous posts that promoted Kris's new song in May on its social media account.

Amid the growing allegations, Kris went on Weibo to denied Du's claims regarding having relationships with minors.

The 30-year-old singer argued that if the allegations are true, he would "voluntarily enter jail."

Kris also added that he had only met Du Meizhu once at a meeting last December.

Kris' agency said it has begun legal action against the false accusations.

The singer emerged as a top star when he worked as a singer-rapper and actor in China after filing a lawsuit against South Korean agency SM Entertainment in 2014. He has more than 50 million followers on Weibo.



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