Second S. Korean star quits as K-pop sex scandal spreads

Angelo Anderson
March 14, 2019

While investigating that case, police reportedly found Jung's videos, the BBC reported.

The videos, which were filmed without the women's consent, were allegedly shared by singer Jung Joon Young, AllKPop reported.

Meanwhile, star agencies whose artists' names have been mentioned in online rumors about Jung Joon-young's videos warned of legal measures against those who spread "false rumors".

When if she was aware of his retirement ahead of time, Joey Jung said, "I didn't know".

The 29-year-old is also linked to a police investigation into Burning Sun, a nightclub where he was a public relations director, where staff are alleged to have used hidden cameras to film women and used alcohol and drugs to sexually assault them. The news of Jung Joon Young's admission to the misconduct came as a shock after the news of another K pop singer Lee Seung Hyun aka Seungri emerged where he had been accused of offering sexual services at nightclubs.


Both were members of the same chatroom where Jung and others shared illicit content of at least 10 women, according to broadcaster SBS.

It is unclear if the charges will have any effect on Seungri's upcoming military enlistment, which is scheduled to begin on Mar 25. "Seungri's company (YG Entertainment) doesn't want me to say much".

"Hello, this is YG Entertainment".

"Following Seungri's announcement that he will retire, YG chose to accept his request to end the exclusive contract". An ex-girlfriend made an allegation against him in 2016, but ultimately withdrew it.

According to Soompi, Jung said in a statement of apology that he was admitting to "all my crimes". "I filmed women without their consent and shared it in a chatroom, and while I was doing so I didn't feel a great sense of guilt", he added in a statement released late Tuesday. More than anything, I kneel and apologize to the women who appear in the videos who have learned of this ugly truth as the incident has come to light, and to the many people who must be angry at the situation over which they can not contain their disappointment and astonishment.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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