K-Pop superstar Kris Wu has been arrested on suspicion of rape, Beijing police have confirmed.
They say their investigation centres around claims the 30-year-old "deceived young women multiple times into having sexual relations".
Student Du Meizhu - 17 at the time she says they met - made the accusation following a meeting in December 2020.
The former Korean boyband EXO member denies plying Ms Du with alcohol.
He also rejected other allegations that he enticed girls to have sex in return for benefits, raped girls while they were unconscious, and had sex with minors.
Under Chinese law, under-18s are considered minors - but the age of sexual consent is 14.
The teenager publicised her accusations on social media, and also in an interview with website NetEase.
She claimed other women contacted her to suggest Wu seduced them with promises of jobs.
According to the interview, she agreed to meet him to discuss a career opportunity - but instead his staff forced her to drink alcohol.
She said the next morning, she woke up in Wu’s bed.
Ms Du made the complaint last month. Since then, 24 more woman come forward alleging inappropriate behaviour.
The star responded to the claims on his own social media accounts.
He wrote: "There was no 'groupie sex'! There was no 'underage'!'
"If there were this kind of thing, please everyone relax, I would put myself in jail!"
He had earlier said: “I didn’t force her to drink,” and added “there was not this sort of details she describes”.
Wu previously wrote. “I didn’t expect my silence to encourage these rumours, and I couldn’t stand it! There were a lot of people there that day who can bear witness.”
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A statement from police said that Wu had been “criminally detained” on suspicion of rape “in response to relevant information reported on the internet”.
The including that he “repeatedly lured young women to have sexual relations”.
The music star is one of China's biggest celebrities.
After leaving group EXO 2014, he launched a successful solo career as a singer, model and TV star.
However, the music star's lawyers are suing student for defamation.