A top Chinese film star has been found not guilty of gang-raping a woman in a five-star Sydney hotel.

Known as ‘ China ‘s Hugh Jackman ‘, Yunxiang Gao, 37, is one of the country’s most famous actors and wept as he was acquitted by a court on Thursday.

He was accused, along with producer Jing Wang, of raping a TV crew member in a luxury hotel room at the Shangri-La hotel in March 2018.

The pair had pleaded not guilty to multiple charges of rape and indecent assault.

They both wept, alongside their legal team and even members of the jury, as the verdict was handed out – clearing the movie heavyweights of all charges. Their accuser, a China-born Sydney woman, had claimed she was held against her will in Mr Wang’s hotel.

She claimed the trio had spent the evening at a wrap party after shooting for Mr Gao’s Chinese TV series, Love in Aranya.

Mr Gao was acquitted of five counts of sexual assault and two counts of indecent assault.Mr Wang was found not guilty of sexual intercourse without consent, five counts of sexual assault, two counts of indecent assault and two counts of attempted sexual assault. A jury last year failed to reach a verdict in the matter, but the pair were found not guilty in a retrial.The men were arrested days after the incident and have been forced to stay in Australia for the last two years as the trial went ahead.Mr Wang spent the first 22 months after his […]

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