Chinese-Canadian pop star arrested on suspicion of rape

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese prosecutors say Chinese-Canadian pop star Kris Wu has been arrested on suspicion of rape.

The high-profile case followed an accusation the singer had sex with a 17-year-old while she was drunk and lured young women into sexual relationships.

A statement from prosecutors says Wu’s arrest was formally approved but gives no details of the charges.

Wu earlier denied the accusation by a teenager that he had sex with her while she was drunk. The accusation prompted an outpouring of sympathetic comments online for the teenager and criticism of Wu.