A second South Korean K-pop star has quit the business after admitting to having secretly filmed himself having sex with women and sharing the footage as a burgeoning sex scandal mires the K-pop world.
Singer Jung Joon-young, 30, announced Tuesday that he’s retiring from showbusiness amid the accusations that he shot and shared the illicit footage with others without his partner’s consent, the AFP reported.
“I admit to all my crimes,” Joon-young said in a statement Tuesday. “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.”
According to local broadcaster SBS, Joon-young was one of three male artists in an online group chat where members shared hidden-camera footage of a sexual nature of at least 10 women.
Seungri, another K-pop star and member of the group Big Bang, also announced his retirement from the entertainment industry on Monday after it was revealed that he is being investigated as part of probe into prostitution at Seoul nightclubs.
The 29-year-old singer, whose real name is Lee Seung-hyun, was a member of the chatroom Joon-young was a part of, the AFP reported.
Joon-young was charged in 2016 with filming a video with a sexual partner without her consent and knowledge, but prosecutors dropped the case after the woman withdrew her claims.
Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency is expected to question Joon-young him later this week, an officer told AFP.
Meanwhile, Seungri was questioned over the weekend over allegations that he lobbied potential investors by offering them prostitution services at club in Seoul’s Gangnam district.
Seungri is also linked to a police investigation into the Burning Sun nightclub where he was a public relations director, the outlet reported.
Staffers at the nightclub are alleged to have used hidden cameras to film women and use alcohol and drugs to sexually assault them.
With Post Wires