With tears running down her cheeks, Ms. Goo herself was found dead in her Seoul home in what the police were calling a suicide. Investigators also found a handwritten memo in which Ms. Goo expressed her despair, Mr. Lee said. As grief-stricken fans flocked to the Seoul hospital where her body lay, her family was planning to hold the funeral in private.
South Korean singer quits as K-pop sex scandal widens
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Read more Seoul AFP With wholesome looks and increasingly global fanbases, K-pop has sold its stars as the ultimate squeaky clean pin-ups. But a burgeoning sex scandal in the industry shows how pervasive discrimination and abuse are in South Korean society, activists say. Jung, 30, admitted filming himself having sex and sharing the footage without his partners' consent, while Seungri -- real name Lee Seung-hyun -- is embroiled in a sex-for-investment criminal investigation. Both were members of the same chatroom where Jung and others shared illicit content of at least 10 women, according to broadcaster SBS. The South has been battling a growing epidemic of so-called "molka", or spycam videos -- mostly of women, secretly filmed by men.
Sex scandal sweeps through South Korean music industry
Also, on Monday, March 11, due to possible police involvement, the Commission, a watchdog agency, turned the records over to the Supreme Prosecutors' Office of the Republic of Korea , asking them to investigate the scandal instead of the police. The handling of those cases had been criticized for nonimpartiality due to the involvement of high-profile figures. He referred to the assessment Bang brought up on the SBS news program, of its being the beginning of a Korean mafia, with K-pop's popularity creating celebrities of new money and status, who hobnob with business and government connections.
We'll notify you here with news about Turn on desktop notifications for breaking stories about interest? OffOn Sex scandal sweeps through South Korean music industry Jung Joon-young has announced his retirement from show business. By March 14, , PM 3 min read Multiple South Korean musicians swept up in sex scandalSinger and TV celebrity Jung Joon-young allegedly admitted to secretly filming and sharing sex videos on a social media app. Singer and television celebrity Jung Joon-young admitted on Wednesday to secretly filming and sharing sex videos with a chat group on a social media app. Jung Joon-young apologized to his victims and his fans in a public statement on Wednesday.